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UI gets stuck on Ubuntu occasionally, can't switch tabs

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When opening multiple tabs, Firefox will suddenly stop rendering the UI. Click on another tab and the page doesn't show up.

When opening multiple tabs, Firefox will suddenly stop rendering the UI. Click on another tab and the page doesn't show up.
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sify21 said

When opening multiple tabs, Firefox will suddenly stop rendering the UI. Click on another tab and the page doesn't show up.

Sounds like a compositor issue?

What version of OS? What Desktop? X11 or Wayland? What graphics card and driver version?

Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release


Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20240304 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.10 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.115.0 Qt Version: 5.15.12 Kernel Version: 6.7.7-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 5825U with Radeon Graphics Memory: 62.1 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon Graphics Manufacturer: HP Product Name: HP ProBook 455 15.6 inch G9 Notebook PC

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The window should repaint when you Alt+Tab to a different application.

Install Developer Edition (early beta) and you can recover from this situation by clicking the "Trigger Device Reset" button in about:support (when the problem occurs, the label appears as "gpu-device-reset" and the button as "undefined").

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zeroknight said

The window should repaint when you Alt+Tab to a different application. Install Developer Edition (early beta) and you can recover from this situation by clicking the "Trigger Device Reset" button in about:support (when the problem occurs, the label appears as "gpu-device-reset" and the button as "undefined").

You are right, if I switch to another xfce workspace, then switch back to the workspace that contains Firefox, the page would repaint. Is this a known bug?

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jonzn4SUSE said

sify21 said

When opening multiple tabs, Firefox will suddenly stop rendering the UI. Click on another tab and the page doesn't show up.

Sounds like a compositor issue?

What version of OS? What Desktop? X11 or Wayland? What graphics card and driver version?

Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release


Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20240304 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.10 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.115.0 Qt Version: 5.15.12 Kernel Version: 6.7.7-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 5825U with Radeon Graphics Memory: 62.1 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon Graphics Manufacturer: HP Product Name: HP ProBook 455 15.6 inch G9 Notebook PC

I'm using Ubuntu Server 23.10 with xfce4 installed, see the picture from xfce4-about

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Just for S&Gs, I 'm curious to see how KDE or gnome perform compared to XFCE. Give it a try let me know.

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