the OS hangs

hi all , how are you doing?
i have just installed leap 15.4 couple of days ago , i installed security updates , and installed chromium browser and installed codecs , this is all i have on my laptop , the codecs downgraded some packages ,
the OS hangs almost every 1 hour , is it because the codecs downgrading is not OK or what is the problem exactly ?
can someone tell me the right way to install codecs w/o downgrading some packages because i couldn’t find the right way.
thanks in advance .

Sorry, this is nice story telling, nut not a technical description of what you did. Please explain

Also I doubt that codecs let you system hang. Are you running any multi-media program when it hangs?

i just watch movies in one browser- firefox and open other web pages in chromium ,
is it because i have AMD graphic card then??


If Mozilla Firefox and Video then, the Codecs you need for openSUSE Leap are documented here: <>.

And no, I suspect that, your AMD Graphics Card is not the root cause …

Operating System: openSUSE Leap 15.4
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.14.21-150400.24.18-default (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics
Memory: 29.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics

Are you maybe running out of memory?

You can run something like the System Monitor history and check it regularly, is the Memory usage going up and up?

thank you everybody for trying to help
after checking the supported AMD cards by opensuse

it seems my card is not supported.
i have this card installed in my lapotop
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M

The Radeon HD 8550M is a member of the “Radeon HD 8000 series” → <>

  • Which may be either “Southern Islands” → “Oland” or, “Sea Islands” – And, probably GCN 1.0.
    Use “inxi -xxx --admin --filter --graphic” to find out if, the GPU is “Oland” or, not.

Therefore, you should use the “amdgpu” Kernel Driver with, one of the following added to the Kernel Command Line:

  • Southern Islands (SI):
radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1
  • Sea Islands (CIK):
radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1

Use the YaST Boot Loader → tab “Kernel Parameters” – to add the parameters to the Kernel Command Line.

is intel core i 5 4210u supported processor?

**hi everybody , after new installation and the new big updates and adding the parameters as dcurtisfra]( suggested, the OS is working fine now.
thank you for your great efforts.

Which parameters do you use?
You have GCN1, so you need “radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1”.

‘Can’, not ‘should’.
Amdgpu driver is still experimental for GCN1 & GCN2.