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Kubuntu Firefox keeps crashing upon opening

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Hi.

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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.

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 (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.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

OK - I have no clue what kind of voodoo magic is going on with Mozilla and Ubuntu. Here is what happened.

I ran while version 106.x.x.x was installed

apt remove Firefox apt purge Firefox

and deleted all the left over directories (yes programmers are as lazy on Linux as they are on Winblows when it comes to uninstalls - leaving traces everywhere THEY don't think it matters - I live with 3x developers so I can say that and have a right to goddammit! My wife and both my sons are developers and judging from their incomes quite good ones at that!)

after that I downloaded a REAL old version of Firefox and it was working just fine tyvm (89.0b or some such thing) - I put the whole app folder in my home directory instead of the default install directory

I was working on getting the application menu shortcut updated when I accidentally clicked on it instead of right clicking to view it's properties -it opened just fine (WHAT??) NO extensions installed so it LOOKED like a new install (I did not install it I purged the dam thing ffs) So I checked the version and it is 107.0 - HOW? So I close Firefox and open the one I placed in my home directory (remember version 89.0B or some such thing?)and checked the version and it is now 107.0 beta. WOW - that old version updated itself in the time it took me to set my home page and install 2 extensions - so less than 5 minutes.

Either-way, I am typing THIS response from Firefox version 107 beta and it has not crashed once in 10 minutes.

OK I am off to install my last extension "Download Helper" and if Firefox remains stable I am a happy camper again and QUITE impressed with the speed in which this issue was resolve - way faster than it would have been in Winblows for sure.

I won't uninstall Vivaldi and I opened and update it regularly - just in case Firefox craps out on me again - I have had so many issues with Firefox on Linux that I won't trust it for quite some time. BUT - I am happy to keep it as my default browser. AS far as I am concerned Vivaldi is the ONLY alternative for Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Opera all have things about them I REALLY do not like, in the case of the first two tracking and spying being the largest complaints.

Cheers and have a nice evening/day/week/weekend/month/year/life to whomever may peruse this in the future!

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

OK - I have no clue what kind of voodoo magic is going on with Mozilla and Ubuntu. Here is what happened.

I ran while version 106.x.x.x was installed

apt remove Firefox apt purge Firefox

and deleted all the left over directories (yes programmers are as lazy on Linux as they are on Winblows when it comes to uninstalls - leaving traces everywhere THEY don't think it matters - I live with 3x developers so I can say that and have a right to goddammit! My wife and both my sons are developers and judging from their incomes quite good ones at that!)

after that I downloaded a REAL old version of Firefox and it was working just fine tyvm (89.0b or some such thing) - I put the whole app folder in my home directory instead of the default install directory

I was working on getting the application menu shortcut updated when I accidentally clicked on it instead of right clicking to view it's properties -it opened just fine (WHAT??) NO extensions installed so it LOOKED like a new install (I did not install it I purged the dam thing ffs) So I checked the version and it is 107.0 - HOW? So I close Firefox and open the one I placed in my home directory (remember version 89.0B or some such thing?)and checked the version and it is now 107.0 beta. WOW - that old version updated itself in the time it took me to set my home page and install 2 extensions - so less than 5 minutes.

Either-way, I am typing THIS response from Firefox version 107 beta and it has not crashed once in 10 minutes.

OK I am off to install my last extension "Download Helper" and if Firefox remains stable I am a happy camper again and QUITE impressed with the speed in which this issue was resolve - way faster than it would have been in Winblows for sure.

I won't uninstall Vivaldi and I opened and update it regularly - just in case Firefox craps out on me again - I have had so many issues with Firefox on Linux that I won't trust it for quite some time. BUT - I am happy to keep it as my default browser. AS far as I am concerned Vivaldi is the ONLY alternative for Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Opera all have things about them I REALLY do not like, in the case of the first two tracking and spying being the largest complaints.

Cheers and have a nice evening/day/week/weekend/month/year/life to whomever may peruse this in the future!

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