My Pi 4 (8GB) has been crashing since yesterday whenever you want to watch a movie in Chromium via Netflix. However, the first five minutes of the film run through without any problems.
Other websites (e.g. Stackoverflow and Youtube) work in Chromium and other actions (e.g. zipping and moving many files) on the Pi work fine.
I have not applied major updates before, I check for updates at irregular weekly intervals, so the Pi is mostly up to date.
When the Pi freezes, the green LED (for read & write actions) doesn't light up at all.
The technical info:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ hostnamectl Static hostname: raspberrypi Icon name: computer Machine ID: 123456789asdfforwin Boot ID: niwroffdsa987654321 Operating System: Raspbian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) Kernel: Linux 5.15.61-v7l+ Architecture: arm
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ chromium-browser -version Chromium 104.0.5112.105 Built on Raspbian , running on Raspbian 11
If it helps troubleshooting, I'll eat a broom, but the movie I use to recreate the behavior is 'The School for Good and Evil'.
I found this question that has the same behavior, but with Amazon and no solution.
This question is similar however the answers did not help me:
I use the official power supply for the Pi for normal use and when testing I used a much more powerful laptop charger (65W) and still the behavior occurred.
sudo e2fsck -cvf /dev/sdb2on another PC with the SD card, but no bad sectors were reported.
This is my first case where the Pi completely crashes, I do not yet have any idea what logs I need to look into (though I have not yet done a search for it).
I haven't tried to reinstall the SD card yet, because I would like to solve the problem in a different way.
Netflix crashes my Pi4 and i want to know why
Added Info 1:
I was running
htop on the side when the freeze occurred:
Each core was under 40% and the RAM was under 50% utilization