[SOLVED] Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

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[SOLVED] Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

Post by Neke »

Hi all!

I have been having a problem with OS crashes since I updated to the latest version. It seems to happen exclusively when using Youtube, and it happens randomly. But I can guarantee it will happen at least once per day, requiring a Power Button restart. The keyboard and mouse freeze and the sound goes on to a permanent half-second repeat loop.

I thought maybe it was too many tabs open, but I don't usually have more than a handful and I've got 32GB of RAM. (Doesn't mean it's not that - perhaps YT is very memory-hungry!)

Anyway, I found this LM Forum Thread from quite a few years ago now, which seems to describe a similar problem, and thought I'd run it past experts again in 2024, to see if trying the same Cinnamon visual effects trick might solve the problem.

viewtopic.php?t=292386

I only use Youtube on Ungoogled Chromium browser in case that's important. Although I still only have the motherboard graphics card, which might not be able to handle the tasks it needs to these days! (I guess that will have to be my next PC upgrade.)

I'll stick my inxi info below.
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Re: Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

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Hardware/System:

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-102-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.4.0
    Desktop: Cinnamon 6.0.4 Distro: Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia
    base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z390 UD v: x.x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F9
    date: 10/15/2019
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: Intel Core i7-9700K bits: 64 type: MCP
    arch: Coffee Lake rev: D cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4900 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
    4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 bogomips: 57600
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-102-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.49 TiB used: 37.84 GiB (1.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP510 size: 223.57 GiB
    temp: 25.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102 size: 1.82 TiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 72.78 GiB used: 20.73 GiB (28.5%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 486 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-3: /home size: 145.2 GiB used: 17.11 GiB (11.8%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C pch: 43.0 C mobo: 16.8 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 295 Uptime: 25m Memory: 31.2 GiB used: 3.34 GiB (10.7%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.4.0 Packages: 2768 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13
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There's nothing eye-catching in your system specs, other than all cores of the CPU sitting at 800MHz; which makes it look like the CPU is being artificially throttled somehow. I'd normally expect to see some variance in the numbers (800/833/900/800/867... etc) that follow which CPU cores are being allocated to perform tasks.

You're going to do best to check the logs dated as close to right before you press the shutdown button, see if there's any "obvious" errors (e.g "CPUn stopped responding..."). Also couldn't hurt to keep an eye on temps, I mean everything looks perfectly fine, under 30C right now --- but the machines also only been up for 30 mins in that inxi report.
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Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z390 UD v: x.x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F9 date: 10/15/2019
Your bios is not up-to-date, the current version is F11: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z3 ... rt-dl-bios (click downloads, scroll down to Bios and click it)
This could be causing your problem. The new version will fix some serious vulnerabilities.

Edit: added 'click downloads'
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Thanks for the replies DJPH and Vimes666.

I'll have a go at updating the BIOS first - according to one of the videos I watched to see how to do it, there might be an Intel update as well, so hopefully that will fix this current issue and also a sound issue I'm also having when watching Youtube videos. It seemed from one of the replies on that Audio thread I started, it was possibly a problem with the Intel audio driver rather than a Linux Mint problem.

Quick follow-up question on BIOS updating. I'm on version F9 currently, with the latest being F11. I'm guessing I do NOT need to update to F10 first? Just update directly to F11 and it will include all the F10 fixes too. Is that correct?

I've never done a BIOS update, mainly because of ghost stories about "Do so and you'll trash your motherboard". (Maybe some people have been unlucky and screwed things up, but I'd imagine that's fairly rare!)

Thanks again. I'll post an update and leave this thread open for a couple of days while I test whether this will have resolved the problem.
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Re: Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

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Neke wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:04 pm
Quick follow-up question on BIOS updating. I'm on version F9 currently, with the latest being F11. I'm guessing I do NOT need to update to F10 first? Just update directly to F11 and it will include all the F10 fixes too. Is that correct?
read the bios upgrade instructions, they'll let you know if that's the case
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djph wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:28 pm
Neke wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:04 pm
Quick follow-up question on BIOS updating. I'm on version F9 currently, with the latest being F11. I'm guessing I do NOT need to update to F10 first? Just update directly to F11 and it will include all the F10 fixes too. Is that correct?
read the bios upgrade instructions, they'll let you know if that's the case
Aahh, good idea. Thanks! I'll have a rummage around. The zip for F11 had no files except the update file. And the readme for F10 was just a list of usage commands for Efiflash. I think I'll be using qFlash directly inside the BIOS options. If needs be, I'll just contact Gigabyte Support directly.

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I don't recall any motherboard where you had to incrementally update "bios" and I have set up a whole lot of machines in my life. It doesn't hurt of course to look it up.

I'd like to see a complete system report as those that dedicated "System Reports" produces, i.e. including your software sources and everything.

Other than that you should try to reproduce the crash on other browsers. If crashes occur on Firefox too, this will indicate a problem that runs deeper.
If Firefox behaves, if you did not mess in any other way with your system, you have to bring your crashes to ungoogled Chromium devs, especially when ungoogled Chrome package is not available in distro's repos.
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MiZoG wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:57 pm I don't recall any motherboard where you had to incrementally update "bios" and I have set up a whole lot of machines in my life. It doesn't hurt of course to look it up.

I'd like to see a complete system report as those that dedicated "System Reports" produces, i.e. including your software sources and everything.

Other than that you should try to reproduce the crash on other browsers. If crashes occur on Firefox too, this will indicate a problem that runs deeper.
If Firefox behaves, if you did not mess in any other way with your system, you have to bring your crashes to ungoogled Chromium devs, especially when ungoogled Chrome package is not available in distro's repos.
Thanks MiZoG. I think (but not totally sure) that Ungoogled Chromium is in the Linux Mint Repos now, if that also means the Flathub stuff. I only checked today on my Software Manager, and saw two results - mine is the github.Eloston.UngoogledChromium one, but there's now another one as well. Somehow I don't remember installing it manually, but I'm assuming everything available from Software Manager means it's in the repos (and maybe that's not quite correct!)

But in any case, you're right. I should check whether Youtube is running fine and crash-free in Firefox.

I'm going through a bunch of Logs at the moment - I assume they only get generated at a crash(?) There's a LOT of stuff in there regarding that snd_hda_intel driver, and Pulseaudio and ALSA. Not sure whether that is at the root of all this, with my scratchy audio and the crashes.

Another data point: When I use Youtube, often with a few tabs, each one is eating upward of 400MB of RAM - not sure it that's normal or not.

I'll drop that System Reports output below... (I thought it was identical to the inxi output, but just compared! Didn't realise there's a bit more data in the SysRep one)

EDIT TO ADD: scratch that bit about Ungoogled Chromium - there seems to be one proper version now. I just tried to update my version of it in Update Manager and it wasn't having any of it. Just sat there laughing at me. So I tried 'flatpak update' in Terminal and was informed the Eloston version is end-of-life. I switched over and replaced with the other version. It's still a flatpak, so I don't know whether flatpaks count as being 'in the repo' or not. Still, it saved me from downloading a dodgy version from a random website and trying to install it, so that's good. :D
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System Report Output:

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-102-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 6.0.4
    tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: muffin vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia
    base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z390 UD v: x.x serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: F9 date: 10/15/2019
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: Intel Core i7-9700K bits: 64 type: MCP smt: <unsupported> arch: Coffee Lake
    rev: D cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4684 high: 4702 min/max: 800/4900 cores: 1: 4700 2: 4696 3: 4683 4: 4615
    5: 4702 6: 4688 7: 4696 8: 4696 bogomips: 57600
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel
    ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e98 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
    gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-1 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: HP V24i serial: <filter> res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
    dpi: 93 size: 527x296mm (20.7x11.7") diag: 604mm (23.8") modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-102-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.49 TiB used: 73.36 GiB (2.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP510 size: 223.57 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: ECFM22.7 temp: 27.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 72.78 GiB used: 20.73 GiB (28.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 486 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-3: /home size: 145.2 GiB used: 17.23 GiB (11.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 16 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Logitech Wireless Receiver type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid
    interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 50mA chip-ID: 046d:c542 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 10 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C pch: 46.0 C mobo: 16.8 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos:
  Packages: 2768 apt: 2750 flatpak: 18
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/flatpak-stable-jammy.list
    1: deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/flatpak-stable-jammy.gpg] https: //ppa.launchpadcontent.net/flatpak/stable/ubuntu jammy main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb https: //www.mirrorservice.org/sites/packages.linuxmint.com/packages virginia main upstream import backport
    2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
Info:
  Processes: 305 Uptime: 10h 17m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.2 GiB used: 3.93 GiB (12.6%) Init: systemd
  v: 249 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.4.0 alt: 11/12/9 Client: Unknown python3.10 client
  inxi: 3.3.13
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Note: just in case, in future, anybody else comes across this thread, I'll drop this from the Gigabyte subreddit (and corroborates what MiZoG suggested above, too)....

looks like BIOS update straight to latest version is fine - for Z390 UD. (F10 is the security update, so the person in this subreddit may as well have updated, as he was also only on F9 but needed to 'leapfrog' F10k to get to F10.)

https://www.reddit.com/r/gigabyte/comme ... _question/
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Update.

Yesterday, I tested out multiple Youtube tabs on Firefox - up to maybe 8 or 9. I couldn't get it to freeze my computer. No idea how much RAM each tab was using as Firefox doesn't offer that info when hovering over each tab.

Today, I switched back to Ungoogled Chromium, but note as I mentioned above, the version of UC had to be switched over to a different one from the version I had been using. The old version of UC was the one that caused crashes. So far, I haven't been able to crash it. At first, with the new one, it seemed like each tab was using less RAM (eg 200MB+) But I've noticed some tabs creeping up to 500MB+ while I have been watching videos on other tabs.

So the jury is out as to whether this problem was caused by an end-of-life version of Ungoogled Chromium. I don't know when that old version reached the end of service; maybe it had glitches built in that were no longer being fixed, and I never knew to swap my flatpak to a different one. Anyhoo, I'll leave this thread open for a few days while I continue to try and crash my PC. If I can't (fingers crossed) I'll close it as Solved and assume an old and unsupported flatpak of UC was the cause.

Thanks everybody for your help and ideas on this problem. I appreciate it a lot!
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Typical - just got a freeze/crash. Same problem as my original post. I was literally thinking about coming onto the forum to close this thread as SOLVED today, assuming it was as mentioned above - a problem with Ungoogled Chromium, which resolved by moving to the newer flatpak.

It's definitely less frequent, though.

Still haven't updated BIOS yet. Maybe that's something I'll have to try.

I don't ever have any Crash Reports in System Reports-->Crash Reports. That's always just a blank box.

Tried terminal:

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journalctl -b -1
to see if anything showed up. It only goes as far as 20:17 (local time) and the freeze happened at 20:27 (ish).
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So the new reboot started at 20:27:27, but nothing is logged in journalctl between 20:17:01 and 20:27:27.

Unless the process at 20:17 took ten minutes to freeze up the PC. It looks like it was dealing with a problem checking Timeshift, as it couldn't mount the filesystem; recommended running e2fsck; then some crontabs and postfixes before closing the root Session.

Not sure if any of that could cause a freeze/crash. Or why it only seems to happen while I'm using Youtube while on Ungoogled Chromium.

Ideas welcome! Especially, if all of that above seems normal for a CRON doing standard updates. Which means the problem processes might be in a different place, that logs anything in that 10 minute period at the end of the last boot session after 20:17 (before the forced reboot at 20:27).

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Have you run memtest / CPU stress test / watched temps?

BIOS is still potentially an avenue, given the other posts as well ...
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Thanks DJPH,

I haven't looked at RAM or CPU. I'll do a bit of research on memtest (or memtest86) and Stress to figure out how to do those tests. I've just taken a look a temps, and they seem okay. The highest one is PCH at 48degC.

'Sensors' doesn't give a high or crit number for PCH though. All the other temps are under 30degC (below the high temp number).

I just did another random search, looking for anybody else having an issue specifically with Youtube on Ungoogled Chromium browser, and surprisingly found a few complaints on the Google Chrome Help forums. One person was seeing chunky video playback and out-of-sync audio for Youtube on Chrome (basically claiming it is an incompatibility problem!)

https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/49620770?hl=en

Another had the same type of freezing issue I am having.

https://support.google.com/chrome/threa ... tube?hl=en

The latter was on Android and with 3GB of RAM. I shouldn't hopefully be having this type of problem with 32GB RAM, but alleged incompatibility issues might be possible. I never had this issue until I updated my Linux Mint OS to the current version - maybe that also came with an updated version of Ungoogled Chromium that doesn't play nicely with Youtube. Who knows.

I also cleared the browser history/data/etc for Ungoogled Chromium - first time I've ever done so, so maybe that'll help. But if there's an issue even for Windows users, with Youtube/Chrome - maybe my system is all fine, and I'd be best just running Youtube on Firefox instead. I did test that for a while and never saw a freeze.

Extra beginner question, because when the freeze happens I cannot move the mouse pointer, but actually I don't know what Linum Mint uses on the keyboard instead of Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Is there an equivalent on LM? Maybe my keyboard is fine, but Ctrl-Alt-Delete or the Escape key just don't do anything. Lol. (Just a thought, since I'm not seeing any crash reports, maybe a 'freeze' isn't the same as a 'crash'.)
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Re: Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

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Nvmd re the beginner question. I found an old LM forum thread, with the Alt-SysRq-REISUB thing...I'll have to write it down on a sticker or something, just in case I'm mashing the Power button on my PC, and only need to do a nice, mild restart.

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(Need pretty big hands to hold down Alt and SysRq, while typing REISUB with the other hand!! I don't suppose AltGr-SysRq would suffice. Probably not. Lol.)
System: Home Build Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz x8
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Intel UHD Graphics 630
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Re: Youtube Causes LM21.3 to Crash on Cinnamon 6.0.4 - At Least Once Per Day

Post by Neke »

Okay, I've been using Youtube on Firefox for the last month and not seen any kind of crashes or freezes at all.

So I'm guessing this whole episode stems from some kind of intermittant incompatibility using Youtube on Ungoogled Chromium (on LM) - a problem Windows users have mentioned using YT on Chrome.

In any case, I'll call this solved for now, and thank all of you who contributed your time and knowledge to help me with your suggestions! Thanks!!
System: Home Build Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz x8
32GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 3000MHz
Intel UHD Graphics 630
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OS: Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
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