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Kubuntu Firefox keeps crashing upon opening

Hi. About System: yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS … (read more)

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yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (Focal Fossa) Machine: Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: Z370 Gaming Infinite X(MS-B916) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370M GAMING PRO AC (MS-7B44) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 9.40 date: 12/27/2017 CPU: 6-Core: Intel Core i7-8700K type: MT MCP speed: 4416 MHz min/max: 800/5000 MHz Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: nvidia tty: N/A OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01 Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi Drives: Local Storage: total: 10.35 TiB used: 64.30 GiB (0.6%) Info: Processes: 289 Uptime: 37m Memory: 31.29 GiB used: 4.35 GiB (13.9%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38


I got sick of Winblows and it's been awhile since I ran Linux so I am now on my third flavour in about 2 months - Manjaro, Debian Bullseye [Mate] and my current daily driver Kubuntu. I think Kubuntu is a keeper (until I re-familiarise myself with the Linux OS - maybe a year or two) but still testing.

My issue is that on everyone of the 3 flavours I have tried Firefox is the main browser by default and I use it as my default on Winblows also for about 25 years or so in it's various incarnations (IE Netscape)

My issue with this is Firefox on Winblows rarely if ever crashes ()I can't recall the last time Firefox on Winblows crashed it was that long ago) but on Linux this is a completely different story.

ON Manjaro it crash 4-10 times randomly per hour. ON Mate it as fairly stable but still crashed 4-10 times per evening session (usually 5PM to about 11 or 12 PM) On Kubuntu it as unstable at first but then I got some updates and thing became stable for about a week or so - and by stable I mean 1-2 crashes every few days - so not stable but stabler. I just installed the nvidia driver version 515.x.x for my Nvidia 1070 and immediately after the reboot Firefox started crashing on every single tab I opened. I would re-open it and 10-30 seconds later it crashes again.

After 5 minutes or os of crashing a firefox update magically appeared to upgrade to version 106.x.x. and so I took it thinking it might make things better. It did not make things better. It made things MUCH worse, now it crashes everytime I try to open it.

I ALWAYS have at least 2 browsers installed just because of BS like this. I opened up Vivaldi 5.5.2805.42 and it opened, did not crash and is still open. I am tying this post for help using it.

Firefox extensions installed : ublock, newtab URL redirector,WebRTC(permanently disables WEbRTC and = keeps it disabled through updates, download helper and that's it.

Vivaldi extensions installed: uBlock, download helper - vivaldi doesn't need a new tab URL redirector because it has a configuration for newtab URL - as all browsers should (hear me Mozilla!), doesn't need WebRTC as it also has a configuration for this to turn it on or off and upgrading Vivaldi retains all config settings always and everytime I use it and update it - which admittedly is not nearly as much as Firefox and I am going to keep an eye on that one configuration for sure.

I want to use firefox, I really do, I love it - even through all the changes over the past few years I still love it -even though I HATE some of the changes. That being said it needs to be stable on my OS of choice.

I donate to the Mozilla foundation because I like their efforts on net neutrality and privacy. I also donate to varios net neutrality and privacy orgs such as the EFF and openmedia to mention 2 more. I am going to try to downgrade my firefox version because in my short Linux experience that usually does the trick. However the minute I decide Firefox is not stable enough on linux and swap out to Vivaldi instead my donation money goes from Mozilla foundation to the Vivaldi developers. NOW thats not a threat, I am sure the Mozilla foundation wont miss my $60.00 yearly but, it can;t just be me thats disappointed with Firefox on Linux and in fact google searches shwo me it is not.

Are politics more important than the MAIN PRODUCT of the Mozilla foundation? If not you gotta show Firefox on Linux some more loving because there are millions of firefox users round the world who are disappointed by my basic non-scientific search results and reasoning - which cannot be far off.

I mean - it won't even start and it constantly crashes when it does start.

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New version of Firefox, total loss of data

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Hello,

My version of Firefox started to malfunction.

Found the latest version of Firefox available, and installed it.

Resulted in total loss of data, I lost all bookmarks, passwords, and add-ons.

A folder called "Old Firefox data" was created on my desktop.

Is there still a chance to recover my data?

Why was all data lost?

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I'm using Firefox browser v106 on Linux (Debian distribution on amd64).

My settings use "Firefox Home" (Web Search and Shortcuts) as Homepage. When I try to open a new page or tab, I have an error : "Oops, something went wrong loading this content. Refresh page to try again".

Despite my research, impossible to fix this issue. In Web Developer Tools / Console, I have the log : "TypeError : sectionOrder is undefined", in file resource://activity-stream/data/content/activity-stream.bundle.js

Have you any clue to fix this issue without resetting my Firefox profile ?

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These links are imperative to using the webpage. I'm not sure what changed or why they work in troubleshoot mode, but I need to fix this right away. They also work on other browsers.

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The hanging/lag does not occur when I navigate between pages, stream videos on Youtube or Netflix, or other things which should be about 100x more resource-intensive than typing a few sentences. And yet, that's all that does it.

There are no problems with lag when using Chrome, Discord, or other internet-based programs for typing. There are some issues with my word processor, Open Office Writer, but only when Firefox is open and running too, even though the two don't interact, to my knowledge.

I have followed every step on this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding This page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems And this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources beyond upgrading my computer, because it is absolutely ridiculous to consider doing that given the circumstances. It's only Firefox having the problem, after all.

In addition, I have reinstalled my keyboard driver, turned off cursor highlighting (it wasn't on, but I enabled it and disabled it again, just in case), and removed any delay in repeat keys in the keyboard config. No difference.

Honestly, I don't know that there's a community-based solution for this, but I'm willing to be wrong about that. I just want to make certain someone more official than myself is aware of the problem.

Thanks in advance, -Tyr

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The game is at https://wellgames.com/free_online/bubblez/

Thinking the game server might be down, I tried the Microsoft Edge browser, and the game plays as usual. I have not(to my knowledge) changed any settings or preferences inside Firefox, not added any new addons. I restarted Firefox in SafeMode, and the game still fails to load. It is stuck on the green circle as indicated in the attached screenshot.

Any help will be appreciated.

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I tried clearing cache/cookies, tried on incognito mode in case it was an issue with one of my extensions, all to no avail - when I swapped over to Edge just to check if it was a computer issue versus a Firefox issue, both sites functioned in Edge just fine. Is there anything else I can try troubleshooting in Firefox to see what's causing this short of trying to uninstall/reinstall again?

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Hello

I am using Firefox for ARM64 Windows and noticed that the browser will lock up at random (roughly every half an hour, and usually after trying to navigate to a new page). As the browser doesn't actually crash, just freezes, I have no crash reports to submit.

I am using a Windows Devkit for ARM.

As a developer myself, my instinct tells me this could be an issue with Firefox's JIT for Arm64 platforms but I have no proof.

Asked by comfycallum 3 weeks ago

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Firefox version: v106.0.3 OS: Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22623.875

I have 5 different profiles with different number of tabs and add-ons installed. 3 out of 5 crashes, 2 works. The problematic profiles crash 5-6 times on launch, regardless whether Firefox was started in "normal" mode or safe mode. I submitted all crash reports I found at about:crashes. Here are the IDs:

  • bp-f61336b8-fa04-40c7-9945-4853a0221031
  • bp-e10e9ad6-f782-481f-9875-b8e1c0221031
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  • bp-5ad6b85d-9223-4ee0-8028-d28d90221031
  • bp-6eb9503b-08c6-47d9-86b6-c09f00221031

I see various DLLs related to a program called ExplorerPatcher in the reports. I've been using it for months and I've had no crashes with pre 106.x.x versions.

Asked by Savan Weylyn 3 weeks ago

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Hi,

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This is totally wrong, please fix it asap. Thx

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Asked by noxtras 1 month ago

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