Showing questions tagged: Show all questions

Why does a system memory change impact hardware acceleration?

Two days ago, I updated my system memory from 8GB to 16GB. As soon as I did so, on both Fedora 31 and Windows 7, Firefox became extremely unstable - as though it was runn… (read more)

Two days ago, I updated my system memory from 8GB to 16GB. As soon as I did so, on both Fedora 31 and Windows 7, Firefox became extremely unstable - as though it was running out of resources extremely quickly. On Fedora, I cannot browse at all - immediately upon loading a page, the tab crashes, including internal pages. On Windows, I can get away with some browsing - although crashes are still common.

For now, I'm going to disable hardware acceleration. However, I'd like to further analyse this and see if I can't find a fix.

To date, I have tried the following:

- Updated to firefox v86 (This worsened the problem, and I downgraded to v74)

- Removed and reinstalled my GPU drivers (no change)

- Disabled paging on my Windows system, and moved hiberfil.sys to a drive with more space using symlinks (no change)

- Increased swap space on my Fedora system (made things worse. Don't fuck around with swap if you don't know what you're doing, please)

- Moved profiles out of the appdata dir and created a new, blank profile (no change)

- Completed a full round of Memtest+x86 with no issues

Below are a set of six crash logs. There are more, but information overload. They are fairly similar, but I lack the familiarity with the Mozilla codebase to properly examine them.

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/a8759e4c-f1ea-44f8-b1da-d8d5b0210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/7964cc87-16ef-4ed1-97f5-b50450210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/484b209f-6922-4e11-b31a-8d9150210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/f5291400-8308-4f60-998a-f2c690210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/0592a4cd-5e4c-4eae-bb26-e670e0210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/99127f49-d59f-4810-b039-c1b5d0210307

Asked by r0tekatze 2 hours ago

Last reply by r0tekatze 2 hours ago

Firefox 84 - twitter/firefox get slower over time after reinstallation

Hi everyone, I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook … (read more)

Hi everyone,

I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook get slower over time. I didn't notice that before reinstallation of 84.

I just created a new profile and refreshed. Will monitor. But what is the usual issue when firefox is doing this? Basically its not releasing memory correct?

I tried useing Firemin (https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/firemin/), and there was a noticable difference with twitter and firefox. But I'd rather just fix the issue instead of using a bandaid if I can.

During the reinstallation of FF84, I did delete a few registry entries (I followed a page like this to do it (https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/164280-remove-firefox-completely-then-reinstall.html)). But I don't know how that could effect releasing memory.

I'll keep you updated, but does anyone have any insight?

Thanks!

Asked by info4851 3 days ago

Last reply by info4851 3 days ago