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Fedora 35 - Firefox does not launch

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Amelia

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Hello all,

I just recently installed Fedora 35 on my PC.

Firefox does not launch at all after clicking on the icon. There's a spinning circle that appears briefly then disappears. Curiously though, there are any running firefox processes in the backgroud, just not a browser. Here is the output:

phansinh 14012 3521 15 18:30 ? 00:00:01 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox phansinh 14019 1603 0 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/cgroupify app-gnome-firefox-14012.scope phansinh 14120 14012 0 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -prefsLen 1 -prefMapSize 235228 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true socket phansinh 14147 14012 1 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 1 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 102 -prefMapSize 235228 -jsInit 278680 -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true tab phansinh 14182 14012 2 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 2 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 265 -prefMapSize 235228 -jsInit 278680 -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true tab phansinh 14204 8362 0 18:30 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto firefox

I should mention that it also behaves the same way when I try to open it in safe mode.

I also have tried to delete the current profile and create a new one. Still without any luck here.

I am fairly new to Linux but I am pretty sure I got a good hang of the basics. Much appreciate if anyone could guide me through troubleshooting this issue.

Hello all, I just recently installed Fedora 35 on my PC. Firefox does not launch at all after clicking on the icon. There's a spinning circle that appears briefly then disappears. Curiously though, there are any running firefox processes in the backgroud, just not a browser. Here is the output: phansinh 14012 3521 15 18:30 ? 00:00:01 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox phansinh 14019 1603 0 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/cgroupify app-gnome-firefox-14012.scope phansinh 14120 14012 0 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -prefsLen 1 -prefMapSize 235228 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true socket phansinh 14147 14012 1 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 1 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 102 -prefMapSize 235228 -jsInit 278680 -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true tab phansinh 14182 14012 2 18:30 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 2 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 265 -prefMapSize 235228 -jsInit 278680 -parentBuildID 20211101141339 -appdir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser 14012 true tab phansinh 14204 8362 0 18:30 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto firefox I should mention that it also behaves the same way when I try to open it in safe mode. I also have tried to delete the current profile and create a new one. Still without any luck here. I am fairly new to Linux but I am pretty sure I got a good hang of the basics. Much appreciate if anyone could guide me through troubleshooting this issue.

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Hello,

I have not ran into this problem, have you tried a "killall firefox" before running it?

If so, maybe try reinstalling Firefox, I believe Fedora uses DNF, so "dnf remove firefox" then "dnf install firefox"

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If you're still having issues after reinstalling, try running this to see what errors you get in the log file. strace -t -o firefox_debug.txt firefox &

I would suggest running a separate copy of Firefox to compare and test in case the distro version has issues. I'm currently running Nightly, 94 from Distro(openSUSE TW) and another separate copy, ESR-91, and WaterFox.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Hi, thank you for your fast reply. I have tried remove/reinstall firefox but still no luck. There are some curious warnings during the removal process about missing language packs. I am not sure if they are related to the problem at hands

[phansinh@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf remove firefox [sudo] password for phansinh: Dependencies resolved.

====================================================================
Package          Architecture    Version               Repository         Size
====================================================================

Removing:

firefox          x86_64          94.0-1.fc35           @updates          252 M

Transaction Summary

====================================================================

Remove 1 Package

Freed space: 252 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction

 Preparing        :                                                        1/1 
 Running scriptlet: firefox-94.0-1.fc35.x86_64                             1/1 
 Erasing          : firefox-94.0-1.fc35.x86_64                             1/1 

warning: file /usr/lib64/firefox/langpacks/langpack-zh@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi: remove failed: No such file or directory warning: file /usr/lib64/firefox/langpacks/langpack-zh-TW@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi: remove failed: No such file or directory warning: file /usr/lib64/firefox/langpacks/langpack-zh-CN@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi: remove failed: No such file or directory warning: file /usr/lib64/firefox/langpacks/langpack-xh@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi: remove failed: No such file or directory warning: file /usr/lib64/firefox/langpacks/langpack-vi@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi: remove failed: No such file or directory .......There are many many more similar lines but I omitted them. I hope those are enough to demonstrate the point. I should also mention that this version of firefox works fine on GNOME classic on the same PC. So I am speculating that this is not a version issue but something else. I have tried running the command that you suggested and viewed the log file. I am not sure how to share the file here. Could you point me in the right direction? Thank you.

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I am gonna post a section within the log file that I found notable here to save you time:


22:05:25 arch_prctl(0x3001 /* ARCH_??? */, 0x7ffeeb6c0050) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument) 22:05:25 access("/etc/ld.so.preload", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v3/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v3", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v2/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v2", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/haswell/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/haswell/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/haswell/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/haswell", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/tls", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/haswell/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/haswell/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/haswell/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/haswell", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}, 0) = 0 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v3/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v3", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v2/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/glibc-hwcaps/x86-64-v2", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/haswell/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/haswell/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/haswell/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/haswell", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/tls", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/haswell/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/haswell/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/haswell/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/haswell", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/x86_64/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/x86_64", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/libstdc++.so.6", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) 22:05:25 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins", 0x7ffeeb6bf280, 0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

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WOW! Did you download a separate copy and run it? You may need to ask the folks in the Fedora Forum.

forums.fedoraforum.org

Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE

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Or come to openSUSE!  ;-))

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I'd say something against that, but I use Ubuntu, so I won't say anything. Yes I could use something else, no I don't want to