Showing questions tagged: Show all questions

Firefox 103.0.1; extremely slow startup, VAAPI error

//Firefox 103.0.1; Linux 5.10; Debian 11.4.0; xserver-xorg 1:7.7; Nvidia 515.57 driver// After clicking on ->Web Browsing -> Firefox there is NO visible response f… (read more)

//Firefox 103.0.1; Linux 5.10; Debian 11.4.0; xserver-xorg 1:7.7; Nvidia 515.57 driver// After clicking on ->Web Browsing -> Firefox there is NO visible response for 26 seconds... then a normal application window opens and Firefox appears to be operating normally. Opening via command line gives the following "error/information" message(s): glxtest: VA-API test failed, failed to initialize VAAPI connection. For the TWENTY-SIX seconds(!) Firefox is apparently trying to connect to a service that is not available. Is there something in "Settings" or in "about:config" that I can do to skip the "glxtest" and/or other glx VAAPI related configuration options? Or, alternatively, am I missing something in the X-window configuration or another library package that is necessary to support the VA-API feature? The Nvidia driver indicates it is providing "GLX server" version 1.4 . [Troubleshooting information / Share Data attached]

Asked by ugene85643 6 days ago

Last reply by ugene85643 4 days ago

can't upload images to Disqus

Disqus is not accepting ANY attempts to upload images and is fairly new...started rejecting image uploads a couple of weeks ago. Uploading still works fine on Chrome. THI… (read more)

Disqus is not accepting ANY attempts to upload images and is fairly new...started rejecting image uploads a couple of weeks ago. Uploading still works fine on Chrome.

THIS is the error message:

Unfortunately your image upload failed. Please verify that your image is in a supported format (JPEG, PNG, or GIF) and under 5MB. If you continue seeing this error, please try again later.

Using FF 103.0 and Ubuntu 18.04. I tried again in troubleshooting mode...didn't help

(There are several sites that work well on Chrome but are glitchy one way or another on FFox. I don't like to use (or have to switch to) Chrome for workarounds!)

Is there something I can tweak on my FFox to fix this?

Asked by etimsim 1 day ago

In column layout "Save to PDF" fills columns differently from display.

I am trying to print html as a book using Paged.js and discovered that fonts are rendered slightly narrower when processing "Save to PDF", which means more characters fit… (read more)

I am trying to print html as a book using Paged.js and discovered that fonts are rendered slightly narrower when processing "Save to PDF", which means more characters fit on one line leaving too few characters for the last line on the page to justify, making it too stretched out.

Looking for the root of the problem I made a simple page with multi-column layout and "Save to PDF" breaks up the text differently there, too.

CSS for it is:

 width: 500px;
 column-count: 4;
 column-width: 100px;
 font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
 text-align: justify;
 text-justify: inter-character;

In the picture is a screenshot of the display at the top and screenshot of the pdf below. They came at different resolutions so I aligned them as best as I could. In this case browser puts "ex ea commodo" in the second column on one line but in pdf "commodo" goes onto the next one.

Asked by StanG 1 day ago

How can I get Firefox to navigate to a URL instead of searching for it?

If I manually type a URL into the navigation bar, by default Firefox will issue a search request to Google for the URL. The workaround is to open another tab and manually… (read more)

If I manually type a URL into the navigation bar, by default Firefox will issue a search request to Google for the URL.

The workaround is to open another tab and manually write the URL again, this time manually adding 'http://'.

Ideally I want my browser to actually go to the URL that I supply to it.

Asked by sunil6 23 hours ago

[78 ESR @ Debian 10] BrokenPipeError right after launch

Linux Debian 10 (kernel 4.4.95+) | XFCE 4.12 | Firefox 78.15.0esr The browser doesn't launch right after installation. When trying to execute from terminal, this happens:… (read more)

Linux Debian 10 (kernel 4.4.95+) | XFCE 4.12 | Firefox 78.15.0esr

The browser doesn't launch right after installation. When trying to execute from terminal, this happens:


█████████████ : /$ firefox (firefox-esr:17158): Gtk-WARNING **: █████████ : Locale not supported by C library. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Using the fallback 'C' locale. [17158, Main Thread] WARNING: failed to open shm: Permission denied: file /build/firefox-esr-A7huZA/firefox-esr-78.15.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc, line 246 Segmentation fault █████████████ : /$ Exception ignored in: <_io.TextIOWrapper name='<stdout>' mode='w' encoding='utf-8'> BrokenPipeError: [Errno 32] Broken pipe


(and then it hangs). Can someone help please? I've no idea why it doesn't work :(

Asked by ~ BakaFox ~ 5 days ago

Firefox locking up -- one, two, or up to 8 tabs open doesn't matter!

I've only been having it issue since upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox (103.0.2) will lock up (not the pc, it will keep working in other apps). It doesn't seem to matter… (read more)

I've only been having it issue since upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox (103.0.2) will lock up (not the pc, it will keep working in other apps). It doesn't seem to matter about the number of tabs open, or what sites I'm accessing. It 'seems' random, and closing Firefox and reopening it seems to work for a short while before locking up again. I'm not a tech guru so I don't know exactly what to include here, like logs, or other info. The other issue associated with this issue is, when it locks, and I restart, Firefox does not start the first time I click on it. I have to click on it again and when I do, it will start, but usually (not every time) I get an error message along with the open home page of Firefox. I have to press the (not sure what to call it) windows key and switch to the error to close it. In the past, I've always had a great experience with Firefox, but this is starting to really be annoying! Especially when I have four of five tabs open and have to do a restart. Firefox doesn't seem to realize it's had a problem so the option to re-open tabs with a restart doesn't happen. So I have to use history, which can be troublesome and confusing, to get back to the pages I was reading. I only open multiple tabs most often when I'm researching an issue and want to 'order' the tabs so I read the ones that look like they apply the most to my research topic. So it really is an annoying issue. So much so, that I have been looking to switch browsers. But I really do not like the large commercial entities not to name names, but I may have to suck it up and install the Big G's browser, the Big C! )^: (note: if you respond requesting additional information, please be kind and offer how to obtain the info! Thanks!)

Asked by Billy Bubba 17 hours ago

How to kill hung download?

When I attempt to download a large file, for example this one, Firefox often: consumes my entire available Internet bandwidth, leaving other applications and devices un… (read more)

When I attempt to download a large file, for example this one, Firefox often:

  1. consumes my entire available Internet bandwidth, leaving other applications and devices unable to connect to the Internet, or even to other devices on my LAN.
  2. hangs, i.e. the download doesn't show any progress in the Firefox UI

When I attempt to cancel the download, Firefox does not react. Even if I close Firefox, the download continues to absorb the entire available network capacity. The PC (runniong Windows 10 21H2) can not be shut down normally; I can only stop the process by pressing and holding the PC's power button to effect a hard shutdown. When I restart the PC and restart Firefox, Firefox automatically attempts to resume the failed download, with the same results described above. How can I prevent Firefox from hogging all available network capacity for downloads? How can I terminate hung downloads in a more elegant manner? How can I prevent Firefox from attempting to resume failed downloads the next time I start it? I am currently using Firefox 103.0.2. AFAIK, this is also the latest version at this time.

Asked by rsbrux 16 hours ago

I upgraded Firefox to 103.0.2 and it has lost all of my bookmarks, passwords, and, I guess everything.

Tonight I performed a computer upgrade (on Ubuntu Studio) that included the latest Firefox version, and it has lost all of my bookmarks and my passwords and I guess lot o… (read more)

Tonight I performed a computer upgrade (on Ubuntu Studio) that included the latest Firefox version, and it has lost all of my bookmarks and my passwords and I guess lot of other stuff, too.

I can't find any way of restoring them. It will not even recognize the presence of the presence of the other browsers on my system, to import browsers from them.

I need help.

I can't even check my bank account, now.

I'm upset, and I think I have a right to be.

Asked by billsey777 7 hours ago