Hi there, Had this problem for a few months now (since I've had this machine). Watching youtube on firefox often completely locks up my computer. Not usually straight awa…
Had this problem for a few months now (since I've had this machine). Watching youtube on firefox often completely locks up my computer. Not usually straight away but after a random amount of time.
It happened on linux mint 18.3, now I am using linux mint 19 and it's the same. It happened with the linux mint 19 live environment (run from USB drive) and on the Manjaro live environment (Hakoila 17.1.11).
Due to the problem occurring on the linux live environments as well, it obviously is not related to any firefox add-ons I have or any other software I have installed, nor a specific version of firefox or linux.
When the problem occurs the video freezes and the computer locks up and no key presses will work or enable me to do anything. The sound will repeatedly loop from whatever was playing at the time of the crash (maybe 0.5 second loop) and the only way I can find to get out of it is to power down the PC with the power button.
I mainly stream from youtube so that's where I'm most aware of the problem, but it did once happen whilst streaming a radio station as well.
I have resorted to using the Brave browser for youtube (Linux Mint 19 still) and that is completely fine with youtube. I also have no problems using Kodi and the youtube add-on.
I have tried with both hardware acceleration on and off (Use recommended performance settings) and it did seem to be slightly better with hardware acceleration off but the problem still occurred.
The machine in question is a Lenovo 10157 (H500s family).
Would appreciate any advice or how to file a bug report?