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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by Moem » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:13 pm

borgward wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:43 am
In other words I should have started a new topic? Will do.
Exactly! Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by ismail783 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:50 pm

This is a real issue folks -

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$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 67.0.4+linuxmint1+tessa
  Candidate: 67.0.4+linuxmint1+tessa
  Version table:
     68.0+build3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 500
        500 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages
 *** 67.0.4+linuxmint1+tessa 700
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com tessa/upstream amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     59.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: ismail-i58600K Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME H370-PLUS v: Rev 1.xx 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0904 date: 09/14/2018 
CPU:
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i5-8600K bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 43200 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 
  3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 7.50 TiB used: 3.82 TiB (50.9%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD40PURX-64N96Y0 
  size: 3.64 TiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD40EFRX-68WT0N0 
  size: 3.64 TiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 97.93 GiB used: 35.38 GiB (36.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 247 Uptime: 15m Memory: 15.52 GiB used: 2.60 GiB (16.8%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.27 
Do anyone have any solution yet?

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by karlchen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 am

Hi, ismail783.

What is the issue which you need to solve?
Is the issue what the title of this old thread suggests? That Firefox freezes the computer?
Or is the issue what your apt-cache output suggests? That the installed Firefox version is 67.0.4, although Ubuntu is already deploying 68.0?

In case it is the latter, then executing apt update or clicking [Refresh] in Update Manager should reveal that the update to Firefox 68.0 is available to Linux Mint users as well.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by borgward » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:23 am

Update Manager just released FF 68.0 ... last night will run update this morning in a few minutes, Hope that works.

For several months FF has been eating ll the memory and swap. It did so if I let it stay on overnight. In the morning the computer would freeze when I started using it. I tried closing all applications except FF to no avail. I tried disconnecting from the internet when not using the computer - that did not work if FF was running.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by Diomet » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:42 am

I have the same problem on 3 different computers. On one of them, I have a fresh install, no addons/extensions/themes added.

I tried all the fixes, all the advices found on this internet.

It seems that FF really really really want us to move to Chrome. I'm using FF from the launching day but I will move to Chrome.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by borgward » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 am

I upgraded FF to 68.0 yesterday morning:

Wednesday morning
Updated FF
Wed Jul 17 23:19:19 CDT 2019
Closed FF but still a lot of memory in use.
Looked at System Monitor - FF was still active eventhough I closed it, No FF icon in the tray. Killed FF from System Monitor.
1.3 GB RAM, 58.9 MiB swap. Only thing running is xed, Gnome ALSA Mixer, Volume Control, Audio Recorder and System Monitor.

Wed Jul 17 23:24:16 CDT 2019
Started FF
1.8 GB RAM 58.9 MiB swap

Thu Jul 18 06:46:32 CDT 2019
FF
2.1 GiB RAM 60.8 MiB swap

FF used some RAM overnight, but that's an improvement.

Until several months ago I could leave my computer on for days, weeks, months with FF and a lot of other things on w/out freezing. Will leave FF on all the time now and see if RAM and swap get gobbled after a while.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by ismail783 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:49 pm

karlchen wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 am
Hi, ismail783.

What is the issue which you need to solve?
Is the issue what the title of this old thread suggests? That Firefox freezes the computer?
Or is the issue what your apt-cache output suggests? That the installed Firefox version is 67.0.4, although Ubuntu is already deploying 68.0?

In case it is the latter, then executing apt update or clicking [Refresh] in Update Manager should reveal that the update to Firefox 68.0 is available to Linux Mint users as well.

Regards,
Karl
Yes Firefox freezes my computer. I do not have a swap partition though. Will creating a swap partition fix my problem?

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by karlchen » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Hello, ismail783.

Mint 19.1 defaults to using a swapfile /swapfile, unless during the installation the installer has detected a usable swap device.
Therefore not having a swap device itself is not a problem.
You can check whether your system uses a swapfile by executing the terminal command swapon --show

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by borgward » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:01 am

borgward wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 am
I upgraded FF to 68.0 yesterday morning:

Wednesday morning
Updated FF
Wed Jul 17 23:19:19 CDT 2019
Closed FF but still a lot of memory in use.
Looked at System Monitor - FF was still active eventhough I closed it, No FF icon in the tray. Killed FF from System Monitor.
1.3 GB RAM, 58.9 MiB swap. Only thing running is xed, Gnome ALSA Mixer, Volume Control, Audio Recorder and System Monitor.

Wed Jul 17 23:24:16 CDT 2019
Started FF
1.8 GB RAM 58.9 MiB swap

Thu Jul 18 06:46:32 CDT 2019
FF
2.1 GiB RAM 60.8 MiB swap

FF used some RAM overnight, but that's an improvement.

Until several months ago I could leave my computer on for days, weeks, months with FF and a lot of other things on w/out freezing. Will leave FF on all the time now and see if RAM and swap get gobbled after a while.
I left the computer on last night w/FF running.

Fri Jul 19 00:36:20 CDT 2019
1.9 GiB Ram 84.3 MiB awap

Leaving FF on

Fri Jul 19 08:54:57 CDT 2019
2.3 GiB RAM 102.3 i swap

Why is FF taking up RAM when the computer is not being used? I can close all the applications except FF, Turn off the Internet connection overnight and more RAM will be used up.

I can have many applications running, Internet connection active, FF off overnight and RAM stays the same.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by borgward » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:55 am

FF continues to eat all RAM
Fri Jul 19 08:54:57 CDT 2019
2.3 GiB RAM 102.3 i swap

Left computer running overnight w/FF on

Sat Jul 20 09:48:54 CDT 2019
RAM 3.8 GiB swap 360.1 Mib

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by smgordon1259 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am

the real question is why does firefox have to stay on.
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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:12 am

borgward wrote: FF continues to eat all RAM
Have you considered that it could just be the webpage that you're on? if you open a local text file in Firefox, and have no other tabs open, does it continue to exhibit the same RAM-eating behavior?

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by borgward » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:28 am

I think I tried FF w/blank page. Will try again as you suggest. FF will eat memory even when not connected to the Internet.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:48 pm

borgward wrote: I think I tried FF w/blank page. Will try again as you suggest.
If it was a blank page, then that would suffice. Just wanted to ensure you where ruling out all client-side activity.

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Re: Firefox freezes my computer

Post by Boone777 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:19 am

Anybody knows a solution for the FF freeze ?
Is Chrome the only workaround for Prime videos in HD and also to avoid freeze ?

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