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Linux Mozilla VPN keeps crashing

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Not sure what happened, it was working fine last week. Turned on the system today and it just crashes, window pops open for a second and closes. I read up on this error but it seems to indicate it's trying to access something outside of it's permission range:

~$ mozillavpn

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

So I ran it elevated (sudo), just to test, it works but it's not supposed to run this way.

I uninstalled, reinstalled, same results. I uninstalled, renamed the ./mozilla/firefox folder to wipe settings, reinstalled same effect.

Not sure what happened, it was working fine last week. Turned on the system today and it just crashes, window pops open for a second and closes. I read up on this error but it seems to indicate it's trying to access something outside of it's permission range: :~$ mozillavpn Segmentation fault (core dumped) So I ran it elevated (sudo), just to test, it works but it's not supposed to run this way. I uninstalled, reinstalled, same results. I uninstalled, renamed the ./mozilla/firefox folder to wipe settings, reinstalled same effect.

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For some reason I think the vpn app cannot detect firefox as my browser in order to associate it with my account? Using Pop_OS! (ubuntu flavor)

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Also, when I install the app using the below command, I lose all networking until I uninstall it. Can you provide any linux based 100% purge instructions so I can start from scratch? The normal uninstall process isn't cutting it.

sudo apt-get install mozillavpn

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I am also on Linux (Ubuntu 20.10) and experiencing MozillaVPN UI crashes. For me it doesn't happen immediately, it typically takes a few hours. But then I get an error like this:

(mozillavpn:7058): GLib-ERROR **: 09:50:58.146: Creating pipes for GWakeup: Too many open files [1] - 7058 trace trap (core dumped) mozillavpn

The VPN connection itself seems to remain active, but the UI window and menubar icon disappear, so I can't tell whether the VPN is active or not for sure. I'm running v2.3.0 of the VPN software.

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Zane Selvans said

I am also on Linux (Ubuntu 20.10) and experiencing MozillaVPN UI crashes. For me it doesn't happen immediately, it typically takes a few hours. But then I get an error like this: (mozillavpn:7058): GLib-ERROR **: 09:50:58.146: Creating pipes for GWakeup: Too many open files [1] - 7058 trace trap (core dumped) mozillavpn The VPN connection itself seems to remain active, but the UI window and menubar icon disappear, so I can't tell whether the VPN is active or not for sure. I'm running v2.3.0 of the VPN software.

I have this too. I think they will fix it for the upcoming version, according to Mozilla's github. https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/mozilla-vpn-client/issues/1150

But I am not sure when the next version will be released, I couldn't find any information on this.

Mozilla-VPN also has an CLI. You can type "mozillavpn status" to see, if you are connected. Try "mozillavpn --help" to see all the options you have.

Modified by alexandrosk

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I have the same issue - seems to be a UI problem as I can connect via the terminal using mozillavpn activate. This is on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Modified by Dan K

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The latest .deb package has fixed the UI crashing for me

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I installed the new 2.3.1 release yesterday on Ubuntu 20.10, restarted the VPN and verified in the UI that 2.3.1 was the running version. It took a few hours but overnight the UI crashed again, giving only the following message:

trace trap (core dumped)