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Not possible to manage firefox updates leading to usability fails

Hello, I'm using Firefox 100.0.2 (OS: Ubuntu 20.04). It is not possible to manage if/when firefox updates are installed. In the options-section, there are some informati… (read more)

Hello, I'm using Firefox 100.0.2 (OS: Ubuntu 20.04). It is not possible to manage if/when firefox updates are installed. In the options-section, there are some information about the current version number, however no chance to configure anything update-related. Updates just happens automatically and interrupt current sessions, leading to spontaneous (and surprising) dysfunction of the opened browser. That's very annoying in case of video conferencing, for example, because it is not possible to open any new tab or windows, always the note there "you have to restart firefox now" - in practice, just like a crashing error. And, the suggested restart does not re-open the current opened tabs/URLs!

Furthermore, within some updates, my language settings get lost, so it turns to English language automatically and I always must add my language packet manually again and again. Thats really annoying and maybe completely disruptive for people that are not able to read in English!

Is there any chance to come over this? Otherwise I guess I must leave using firefox as browser, however this would be not the aim I actually follow. Thx!

Asked by maximilian.blum 1 day ago

Answered by James 1 day ago

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Extremely slow start-up(Win10)

The browser takes extremely long time to start-up. Task manager shows that it's trying to pull some 200mbs of data at the rate of 0.5mb\s or less. RAM is fine. HDD is old… (read more)

The browser takes extremely long time to start-up. Task manager shows that it's trying to pull some 200mbs of data at the rate of 0.5mb\s or less. RAM is fine. HDD is old, but recently defragmented and, outside of <this> particular issue - it's not a problem. System is dusty, but system is system. For some reason virtually any other program launches more or less just fine. A particularly heavy game can pull gigabytes of data in about the same time that Firefox is bottlenecked to kilobyte speed.

It's not a conflict of start-ups, I have only the driver necessities in there. it's not a windows start-up issue, the browser can take as much time even a minute after windows is loaded. It's not a (anti)virus. Because I don't use either. It's not some 15 year old Celeron trying to handle W10, FX8320 should be able to handle opening a web browser. It's not a ton of extensions, and it's not even Firefox accounting, it happened before I registered. From extensions it's only ublock origin and VPN.

My personal three guesses are:

-More than 3-5 tabs on average, but, last I checked, the tabs aren't loaded upon start-up. And power users have sessions of dozens of tabs. -100-200 bookmarks. Again, not sure how hard is it to read a text data, unless it also has to load some thumbnails or icons or whatever. -Software aging.(Latest stable firefox, updates are on, and it has been running far less than this 4 year old system)

Reinstalling the system isn't a solution. Nor is reinstalling Firefox. Nor is dumping bookmarks, because otherwise why bookmark them. I'd just like to know why is Firefox limited to kilobyte speed of initial page loading. It can't be a damaged HDD cluster, otherwise I'd feel it outside of start-up.

With my limited knowledge of PC - it's usually a random read issue. Because like every memory benchmarks(HDD and RAM) can show hysterical speeds when loading\copying some 50gigs of a single file, if it's a few hundreds of thousands of small files - it becomes random and tanks. But what I don't understand why does Firefox have THAT much clutter? Is it really the bookmarks?

Asked by Wirxaw 2 days ago

Answered by Wirxaw 1 day ago

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Widevine plugin creashes all streaming sites

For the past week, when I login any streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc) I get a message "Gah, your tab just crashed". After going through every add-on and plugins I f… (read more)

For the past week, when I login any streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc) I get a message "Gah, your tab just crashed". After going through every add-on and plugins I found that 'Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc' causes this. Disabling widevine allows the tabs to load but then I get a request to enable DRM to play the videos and if I do it just enables widevide again and the tab crashes. I never had this issue before. Is there a different plugin I can use or a way around the DRM request? Widevine version is the latest is updated.

Asked by afaam 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Can't download anything, dialog box never appears

Starting last night Firefox will not let me download anything. If I click on a download link, my Mac toolbar goes gray like normal, but no download dialog box ever appear… (read more)

Starting last night Firefox will not let me download anything. If I click on a download link, my Mac toolbar goes gray like normal, but no download dialog box ever appears. I have confirmed the dialog box isn't hiding behind any open windows on my desktop, and I have tried rebooting my system with no change.

Please help me fix this.

Asked by VincentBrick 4 days ago

Answered by VincentBrick 3 days ago

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Add-ons don't work, and tabs crash, since update to F36

$ dnf list installed | grep firefox firefox.x86_64 100.0-4.fc36 Since upgrading to Fedora 36, Firefox seems to have stopped being stabl… (read more)

$ dnf list installed | grep firefox firefox.x86_64 100.0-4.fc36

Since upgrading to Fedora 36, Firefox seems to have stopped being stable at all. Having any add-ons enabled causes webpages to frequently break. Even in troubleshooting mode, I get a tab crash immediately on start, and infrequently during later browsing.

Troubleshooting mode has the same issues, trying a completely clean profile has the same issues. Chromium works with no issues.

See tab crash report here: https://pastebin.com/wNPFhpgN

Asked by zoknozelte 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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since a week Firefox (100.0.1) slows down on a script at "wetransfer.com"

I can't no longer use "wetransfer.com" Their homepage does not load properly and no matter what I click on this page it starts using the CPU 100% and slows down everythi… (read more)

I can't no longer use "wetransfer.com" Their homepage does not load properly and no matter what I click on this page it starts using the CPU 100% and slows down everything and nothing happens anymore. I whitelisted this website in all privacy-extensions, and because in a flits I saw that "firefox essentials" was blocking something - despite the whitelist - I uninstalled it. To no avail. Firefox 100.0.1 (64 bits) under Windows 11 home 64 bits. How can I find out what is the problem ? Thanks for helping out.

Ferdinand

Asked by fam van dieten 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Picture-in-picture stays in full screen

My picture-in-picture remains in full screen, even if I double click with my mouse. When I click the ESC button it just closes completely. I have restarted both Firefox a… (read more)

My picture-in-picture remains in full screen, even if I double click with my mouse. When I click the ESC button it just closes completely. I have restarted both Firefox and my computer, but I keep getting the same problem. Not just in YouTube either, also on other websites.

Asked by lynn_witje 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Getting access denied, looks like website is perceiving me as someone suspicious.

I tried to log in to my bank and it says "access denied." I may have changed a setting or something on Firefox or my VPN. I'm confused, am not very computer savvy. I wen… (read more)

I tried to log in to my bank and it says "access denied." I may have changed a setting or something on Firefox or my VPN. I'm confused, am not very computer savvy. I went to Apple store last weekend for phone and they said I should use Safari for info security, so I made that default on my Mac Mini (where I'm writing now) for a couple days, but then got blocked from a website where I plan to apply for a job, so I went back to Firefox, after I read articles saying that Firefox is more secure. I am using a VPN, so is that part of the problem ? (shouldn't be, because I have had that for a year or so). I don't know what to do, and it is after 12:45 am now, and I have to go to bed, have to get up for work in 6 hours. I hope someone has some help for me when I log in tomorrow. I hope that I have not been hacked. Thanks for reading!

Asked by brianarc1 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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firefox slows down- randomly

I've been using Firefox for over 10 years. Slows down to a halt. It happens when opening a new tab or googling. I hit enter and it stops working. I've reinstalled FF3 tim… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for over 10 years. Slows down to a halt. It happens when opening a new tab or googling. I hit enter and it stops working. I've reinstalled FF3 times and it keeps failing.

I have virus protection and I'm running it without firewall. I'm on windows 10.

Thanks for any help.

Marcos

Asked by Oblomurg 4 days ago

Answered by Oblomurg 2 days ago

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Firefox 100.0.1

After i just updated Firefox to newest version .. I can not load any website anymore!!!!!! please make it so i can return to the previous version ASAP so everything works… (read more)

After i just updated Firefox to newest version .. I can not load any website anymore!!!!!! please make it so i can return to the previous version ASAP so everything works again.

Al those other solutions you guys give like clear cache disable en able etc don't work and take hrs of time

When oyu push a other update through some 1's throat atleast make it that it A)works B) option to roll back . TY

Asked by Firefoxuser 5 days ago

Answered by Firefoxuser 5 days ago

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Log into Microsoft OneDrive on the web no longer works

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but … (read more)

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but I still can do so on my laptop. I have gone through your posted troubleshooting steps for Firefox on my desktop, to no avail. How do I get my desktop back to version 100.0 so it will work again? I can access my OneDrive account via the web on my desktop when I use the Safari browser, so the issue is definitely with Firefox version 100.0.1, and not with my desktop.

Asked by lalucher6 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Unable to play Twitter/Reddit/Facebook Video and GIFs on Firefox 99.0.1 (64-bit)

I have fedora 36 Linux on my laptop and I have installed Firefox from the software store. The version in Help>About>About Firefox shows 99.0.1 (64-bit). I am able t… (read more)

I have fedora 36 Linux on my laptop and I have installed Firefox from the software store. The version in Help>About>About Firefox shows 99.0.1 (64-bit).

I am able to play videos on Youtube but no video or GIF is playing on Twitter/Reddit/Facebook.

I have installed media codecs as per this fedora help

My autoplay setting look like as per the attached image. I do not have any extensions except Bitwarden on Firefox.

I also tried playing videos on Firefox 100 by downloading it directly from firefox website but faced the same issue.

Asked by Bhanu Magotra 5 days ago

Answered by Bhanu Magotra 2 days ago

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Print <ctrl-P>... Preparing Preview hangs

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the sa… (read more)

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the same problem. The print overlay starts up (say Print in top right corner), spinning wheel above Preparing Preview in the center of the overlay... Never ends. I have to Esc to get out of it. Happens on any page. Print dialogue works fine on same pages with Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Bryan 6 days ago

Answered by Bryan 3 days ago

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Gmx pages blank in Firefox

For the first time in a week I went directly to my GMX account but couldn't se my emails, contacts or any information other than the form layouts the pages are blank, how… (read more)

For the first time in a week I went directly to my GMX account but couldn't se my emails, contacts or any information other than the form layouts the pages are blank, however in Opera everything is seen. Also for many months Firefox doesn't allow the Recaptures to load so many sites, and services like sending of contact forms, wont work, its extremely frustrating as Firefox has all my passwords. I could go to Pale moon is the PW's can be shared as a FF user of over 20 years it is my preferred browser and would appreciate these issues resolved please.

Asked by thehunts 6 days ago

Answered by Terry 5 days ago

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It stops while writting,changing mail inbox page and do not display emails as normal

Please fix the abovementioned problems,make a browser bit faster,improve the consistancy of the browser so that it will stop crushing.Please make it stop alternating or c… (read more)

Please fix the abovementioned problems,make a browser bit faster,improve the consistancy of the browser so that it will stop crushing.Please make it stop alternating or change mail pages.

Asked by taxistar 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Ubuntu-20.04 - Firefox browser crashes when printing

Below is the crash report: ====== AdapterDeviceID: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0, 256 bits) AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/llvmpipe AdapterDriverVersion: 21.2.6.0 AdapterVendorID: Me… (read more)

Below is the crash report:

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AdapterDeviceID: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0, 256 bits) AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/llvmpipe AdapterDriverVersion: 21.2.6.0 AdapterVendorID: Mesa/X.org Add-ons: doh-rollout%40mozilla.org:2.0.0,formautofill%40mozilla.org:1.0.1,pictureinpicture%40mozilla.org:1.0.0,screenshots%40mozilla.org:39.0.1,webcompat%40mozilla.org:100.2.0,default-theme%40mozilla.org:1.3,addons-search-detection%40mozilla.com:2.0.0,google%40search.mozilla.org:1.2,amazondotcom%40search.mozilla.org:1.3,wikipedia%40search.mozilla.org:1.1,bing%40search.mozilla.org:1.3,ddg%40search.mozilla.org:1.1 AvailablePageFile: 9829855232 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 960446464 AvailableSwapMemory: 15031316480 AvailableVirtualMemory: 8415698944 BackgroundTaskMode: 0 BuildID: 20220428192727 ContentSandboxCapabilities: 119 ContentSandboxCapable: 1 ContentSandboxLevel: 4 CrashTime: 1652698038 DOMFissionEnabled: 1 DOMIPCEnabled: 1 DesktopEnvironment: kde EMCheckCompatibility: true ExperimentalFeatures: devtools.inspector.compatibility.enabled HeadlessMode: 0 InstallTime: 1652443235 IsWayland: 0 LinuxUnderMemoryPressure: 0 Notes: Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 9632 StartupCrash: 0 StartupTime: 1652697864 TelemetryEnvironment: {"build":{"applicationId":"{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}","applicationName":"Firefox","architecture":"x86-64","buildId":"20220428192727","version":"100.0","vendor":"Mozilla","displayVersion":"100.0","platformVersion":"100.0","xpcomAbi":"x86_64-gcc3","updaterAvailable":true},"partner":{"distributionId":null,"distributionVersion":null,"partnerId":null,"distributor":null,"distributorChannel":null,"partnerNames":[]},"system":{"memoryMB":11978,"virtualMaxMB":null,"cpu":{"count":2,"cores":1,"vendor":"GenuineIntel","family":6,"model":85,"stepping":7,"l2cacheKB":1024,"l3cacheKB":36608,"speedMHz":0,"extensions":["hasMMX","hasSSE","hasSSE2","hasSSE3","hasSSSE3","hasSSE4_1","hasSSE4_2","hasAVX","hasAVX2","hasAES"]},"os":{"name":"Linux","version":"5.4.0-109-generic","locale":"en-US"},"hdd":{"profile":{"model":null,"revision":null,"type":null},"binary":{"model":null,"revision":null,"type":null},"system":{"model":null,"revision":null,"type":null}},"gfx":{"D2DEnabled":null,"DWriteEnabled":null,"ContentBackend":"Skia","Headless":false,"EmbeddedInFirefoxReality":null,"adapters":[{"description":"llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0, 256 bits)","vendorID":"Mesa/X.org","deviceID":"llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0, 256 bits)","subsysID":null,"RAM":0,"driver":null,"driverVendor":"mesa/llvmpipe","driverVersion":"21.2.6.0","driverDate":null,"GPUActive":true},{"description":null,"vendorID":"0x15ad","deviceID":"0x0405","subsysID":null,"RAM":null,"driver":null,"driverVendor":null,"driverVersion":null,"driverDate":null,"GPUActive":false}],"monitors":[{"screenWidth":1024,"screenHeight":728}],"features":{"compositor":"webrender_software","hwCompositing":{"status":"blocked:"},"gpuProcess":{"status":"unused"},"wrQualified":{"status":"blocklisted:FEATURE_FAILURE_SOFTWARE_GL"},"webrender":{"status":"disabled:FEATURE_FAILURE_NOT_QUALIFIED"},"wrCompositor":{"status":"blocklisted:FEATURE_FAILURE_WEBRENDER_COMPOSITOR_DISABLED"},"wrSoftware":{"status":"available"},"openglCompositing":{"status":"unavailable:FEATURE_FAILURE_OPENGL_NEED_HWCOMP"},"omtp":{"status":"unused"}}},"appleModelId":null,"hasWinPackageId":null},"settings":{"blocklistEnabled":true,"e10sEnabled":true,"e10sMultiProcesses":8,"fissionEnabled":true,"telemetryEnabled":false,"locale":"en-US","intl":{"requestedLocales":["en-US"],"availableLocales":["en-US"],"appLocales":["en-US"],"systemLocales":["en-US"],"regionalPrefsLocales":["en-US"],"acceptLanguages":["en-US","en"]},"update":{"channel":"release","enabled":true,"autoDownload":true,"background":true},"userPrefs":{"browser.search.widget.inNavBar":false,"browser.urlbar.quicksuggest.dataCollection.enabled":false,"browser.urlbar.suggest.quicksuggest.nonsponsored":false,"browser.urlbar.suggest.quicksuggest.sponsored":false,"browser.urlbar.suggest.bestmatch":true,"network.trr.strict_native_fallback":false,"widget.content.allow-gtk-dark-theme":false,"widget.content.gtk-high-contrast.enabled":true},"sandbox":{"effectiveContentProcessLevel":4,"contentWin32kLockdownState":3},"addonCompatibilityCheckEnabled":true,"isDefaultBrowser":false,"defaultSearchEngine":"google-b-d","defaultSearchEngineData":{"loadPath":"[other]addEngineWithDetails:google@search.mozilla.org","name":"Google","origin":"default","submissionURL":"https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q="}},"profile":{"creationDate":19128,"firstUseDate":19128},"addons":{"activeAddons":{"doh-rollout@mozilla.org":{"version":"2.0.0","scope":1,"type":"extension","updateDay":19110,"isSystem":true,"isWebExtension":true,"multiprocessCompatible":true,"blocklisted":false,"description":"This used to be a Mozilla add-on that supported the roll-out of DoH, but now only exists as a stub t","name":"DoH Roll-Out","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":19110},"formautofill@mozilla.org":{"version":"1.0.1","scope":1,"type":"extension","updateDay":19110,"isSystem":true,"isWebExtension":true,"multiprocessCompatible":true,"blocklisted":false,"description":null,"name":"Form Autofill","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":19110},"pictureinpicture@mozilla.org":{"version":"1.0.0","scope":1,"type":"extension","updateDay":19110,"isSystem":true,"isWebExtension":true,"multiprocessCompatible":true,"blocklisted":false,"description":"Fixes for web compatibility with Picture-in-Picture","name":"Picture-In-Picture","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":19110},"screenshots@mozilla.org":{"version":"39.0.1","scope":1,"type":"extension","updateDay":19110,"isSystem":true,"isWebExtension":true,"multiprocessCompatible":true,"blocklisted":false,"description":"Take clips and screenshots from the Web and save them temporarily or permanently.","name":"Firefox Screenshots","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":19110},"webcompat@mozilla.org":{"version":"100.2.0","scope":1,"type":"extension","updateDay":19110,"isSystem":true,"isWebExtension":true,"multiprocessCompatible":true,"blocklisted":false,"description":"Urgent post-release fixes for web compatibility.","name":"Web Compatibility Interventions","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":19110}},"theme":{},"activeGMPlugins":{"dummy-gmp":{"version":"0.1","userDisabled":false,"applyBackgroundUpdates":1}}}} TelemetrySessionId: bb95cce9-ab56-4cd7-97f6-f4ab83e061ff Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 27591884800 TotalPhysicalMemory: 12559507456 UptimeTS: 173.92461804 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 100.0 useragent_locale: en-US

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by tayyab.saeed 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

A couple users at our site intermittently receive a SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT error when navigating to Google in Firefox. This happens in Version 99.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows… (read more)

A couple users at our site intermittently receive a SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT error when navigating to Google in Firefox. This happens in Version 99.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10 computers. When the issue occurs, users can navigate to other websites without issues. Navigating to Google in a different browser works no problem. Restarting the browser will resolve the issue. Clearing cookies and site data has no effect. Users can also refresh the page after some time and the issue will go away.

Any idea as to why this is happening?

Asked by krisa15 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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.ics no longer defaulting to Windows/Outlook

Hi everyone, Up until the latest FF release, opening an .ics (calendar file) link defaulted to the OS's preferred application; in my case Outlook. Now, every time I click… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Up until the latest FF release, opening an .ics (calendar file) link defaulted to the OS's preferred application; in my case Outlook. Now, every time I click on an .ics link FF asks where I want to save the file. I schedule ZOOM meetings all day and heavily rely on this feature.

I tried looking in FF's Files and Applications section in settings and .ics is not even listed as a file extension. I don't know how to add it.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Jose

Asked by baxterdown 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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Mac OS Montery (and before): Firefox is freezing and then crashing whenever going full screen.

Hello, Currently running MacOS Montery but the problem was still occurring on previous versions. Whenever I use the green top left button to enter full-screen, the app im… (read more)

Hello,

Currently running MacOS Montery but the problem was still occurring on previous versions.

Whenever I use the green top left button to enter full-screen, the app immediately freezes and either crashes or has to be manually force quit. There are no reports in about:crashes and I there has been no success with troubleshooting mode or switching versions of the Firefox application.

Machine Info: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Any help towards a solution would be appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by Sam Wilson 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago