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[SOLVED] Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by nestorstura » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 am

Hi all, I am new in Mint and have a little experience with other Linux distributions. Suddenly, I am suffering this issue and could not find it in the forum.
I use to have in my 2 computers Firefox and Chromium working together. Both let me sync between the 2 PC's and therefore very useful for me.
I use one of the Browsers for Personal webs and the other for professional, so I can keep several tabs opened in each and, at least for me, it is practical.
Some weeks ago, after updating (I do not remember exactly which) I cannot have both browsers opened simultaneously. Every time I do it, after some minutes (not immediately) the PC hangs (blocks) and the only way I managed to quit the loop is restarting it "Alt-SysReq+B"
I tried working with one of them separately and works fine, not a single issue.

Do you know what could be happening and what should I do? I can report it to their bugs but, to whom? To both?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by Pjotr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:50 am

Weird.... Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by nestorstura » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:01 am

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nestor@nestor-OptiPlex-380 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: nestor-OptiPlex-380 Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 380
           Mobo: Dell model: 0HN7XN v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A07 date: 06/13/2012
CPU:       Dual core Pentium E5300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10374 
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD RV620 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-36-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 660.0GB (19.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3250318AS size: 250.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3250318AS size: 250.0GB ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: HM160JC size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 8.1G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: /home size: 176G used: 8.5G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 84.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 189 Uptime: 2:59 Memory: 1623.0/3969.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
nestor@nestor-OptiPlex-380 ~ $
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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by Pjotr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 am

Try another kernel:

1. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

2. Install the latest kernel of the 4.4 series (currently 4.4.0-116)

3. Reboot and make sure you boot from that newly added kernel (it's under the header Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu);

4. If better results: remove all installed kernels from all higher series.
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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am

nestorstura wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 am
restarting it "Alt-SysReq+B"
This is dangerous for the file system and your data. You must at least use the letter sequence s u b.

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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by nestorstura » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:39 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 am
Try another kernel:

1. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

2. Install the latest kernel of the 4.4 series (currently 4.4.0-116)

3. Reboot and make sure you boot from that newly added kernel (it's under the header Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu);

4. If better results: remove all installed kernels from all higher series.
Thanks a lot Pjotr. I have been trying it for several hours and it worked. A last question, how do I delete installed kernels, please.

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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by nestorstura » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am
nestorstura wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 am
restarting it "Alt-SysReq+B"
This is dangerous for the file system and your data. You must at least use the letter sequence s u b.
Hi Cosmo, thanks for your advise, I read this tip in other thread that says nothing about this danger. I don't finish to understand your help. I should first clicked Alt+SysReq+S, then +U and at last +B. Am I correct? Although when I press the first two I do not see any reaction on the PC. It is OK?

Thanks again

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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by Pjotr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:35 pm

nestorstura wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Thanks a lot Pjotr. I have been trying it for several hours and it worked.
Good to hear! :)
nestorstura wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:39 pm
A last question, how do I delete installed kernels, please.
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:44 pm

I made my advice short, because I believed that you know it in principle. Here is the complete version:

Press and hold the alt key and the print key. Whilst still holding both keys pressed enter those letters one after one with a little break between them: s u b. After the last letter the computer will immediately reboot without risking the file system. You can replace the letter b with the letter o, if you want to shut down instead of rebooting.

Background: s writes all data from the drive's cache to the drive itself. If this gets omitted, those data get obviously lost. Possibly opened files can get corrupted.
u remounts the drives as read-only. Finally b does the reboot or o does power it off. It is correct and expected, that after s and u nothing visually happens.

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Re: Firefox+Chromium not working together

Post by nestorstura » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Thank you very much, both. Problem solved.
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