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Firefox Browser crashes

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The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

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Hi Fred & cor-el,

I have not had any problem with Firefox for 10 days now. Through software updates from Fedora I am now using version 83.0 Sorry I could not produce data to explain the problem but I think it best to close it as 'solved' Thanks, Stuart

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In the address bar, type about:crashes<enter>. Note: If any reports do not have BP- in front of the numbers/letters, click it to submit them.

The crash report is several pages of data. We need the report numbers to see the whole report.

Using your mouse, mark the most recent 7 - 10 Submitted crash reports, and copy them. Now go to the reply box and paste them in.

Please, Do not post a screenshot ! !

aboutcrashesFx57

For more help on crash reports, see; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-crashes-asking-support

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Hello Fred,

Thanks for your response. I have done as you requested 'about:crashes'

The report shows 2 unsubmitted crash reports - the latest date is 23th July 2020 The report shows many submitted crash reports - the latest date 24th July 2020

                                                                                  - the earliest date is 29th Jan 2020

I assume that none of the recent crashes are shown on this display. Can you suggest any further investigation I can do?

Regards, Stuart Marshall

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Only reports from the last few days are helpful.


What were you doing at the time? surfing, watching a clip, reading something . . . .

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As I remember I had written some text in the 'Text Editor' app and saved it. Then I clicked on a private Firefox tab. (I have tabs for open windows displayed along the bottom of the screen). There was one standard FF window open and maybe 2/3 private windows. The instant I clicked on the private tab all FF tabs disappeared but no crash reporter window was displayed.

The last time this happened was a number of days ago. It is pretty random and I don't understand why the Crash Reporter is not enabled. I have 'Malware Bytes' running with FF. Could it be that is the cause?

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Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

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Hi cor-el,

I downloaded and ran the FF version from the official Mozilla server which was tagged as Version 82.0.3 In fact the banner from 'About Firefox' indicated Version 81.0.2 It also crashed with no 'crash reporter' generated.

I have now had a notification from Fedora that updates were available and I have installed the updates. FF is now shown as Version 82.0.3 I'll try this for a while and see how it goes.

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FF just crashed again and no crash reporter was generated. I was deleting a few outdated bookmarks when it happened. This is with FF version 82.0.3

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You can try Firefox 83.0 with a new clean profile.

You can also try to start Firefox via a terminal window.

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Also, If you have sync, and there is a problem anywhere, Shut Down Sync Immediately On All Devices to prevent the problem from spreading. Once the problem is fixed, perform the same repair on all computers/profiles before using sync again.


[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-bookmarks-and-history-will-not-be-functional

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Hello Fred,

I have the data you requested. Where on that linked page do I post it?

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Post it here.

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> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 20480KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 20480KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 20480KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 7712KiB + pragma_user_version is 54 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 96024 unique pages + Table moz_places has 20971 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 91994 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 3 records + Table moz_hosts has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 1376 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 3 records + Table moz_annos has 69 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 18 records + Table moz_meta has 9 records + Table moz_origins has 1112 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_hosts_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex + Index moz_places_originidindex > Task: _refreshUI

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Good, no problem.

Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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Did you try to start Firefox via a terminal window like I wrote above as that can make Firefox to show error messages and warnings ?

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Hi cor-el,

I have not started this latest version from the terminal but I did that with the version which I downloaded from the Mozilla server. I will do that now with latest version and then will try running in Safe Mode as FredMcD suggests.

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Hi cor-el,

Started FF from terminal and noted following messages:

[scm@localhost ~]$ /usr/bin/firefox& [1] 4439 [scm@localhost ~]$ Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'. Gdk-Message: 16:39:56.516: Unable to load openhand from the cursor theme Gdk-Message: 16:39:56.516: Unable to load 5aca4d189052212118709018842178c0 from the cursor theme Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'.

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Hi cor-el,

This may have been sent already.

Messages below displayed after starting FF from terminal. Otherwise everything looks OK.

[scm@localhost ~]$ /usr/bin/firefox& [1] 4439 [scm@localhost ~]$ Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'. Gdk-Message: 16:39:56.516: Unable to load openhand from the cursor theme Gdk-Message: 16:39:56.516: Unable to load 5aca4d189052212118709018842178c0 from the cursor theme Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglGetNativeClientBufferANDROID'. Can't find symbol 'eglQuerySurfacePointerANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglDestroyStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglQueryStreamKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerAcquireKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerReleaseKHR'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamConsumerGLTextureExternalAttribsNV'. Can't find symbol 'eglCreateStreamProducerD3DTextureANGLE'. Can't find symbol 'eglStreamPostD3DTextureANGLE'.

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Hi Fred,

The link you provided for Linux safe mode refers to 'runlevel' The man page states 'runlevel' is an obsolete command and 'systemd' should be used. Do you have a view on this? Can you also suggest the options I should use for 'systemd'?

Thanks, Stuart

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Hi Fred & cor-el,

I have not had any problem with Firefox for 10 days now. Through software updates from Fedora I am now using version 83.0 Sorry I could not produce data to explain the problem but I think it best to close it as 'solved' Thanks, Stuart

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Good to hear. Safe surfing.

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