Firefox freezing Fedora

Ever since the FF update 103 i’m having troubles with freezes

Usually what happens is Firefox freezes and a few seconds later the whole system freezes

How to know what is causing the issue?

It is driving me crazy and i have to force shutdown my pc everytime

Can you post the logs from when this is occuring?
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/viewing-logs/

Also if you run firefox from a command line do you see anything that looks like an issue?

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Updated to F37 to see if it fixes anything

Got this error starting FF

glxtest: VA-API test failed: process crashed. Please check your VA-API drivers

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The VAAPI drivers may have been removed when you updated, mesa.
You may want to disable hardware decoding, You can disable it at about:config page setting media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled to false.

ref:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Firefox_Hardware_acceleration

Yeah i’ve read but i might install the new mesa driver from RPMfusion

Tried checking the logs, but it only shows boots from 06-28 to 07-03

I might have to wait until next freeze, it’s not going to take long

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As expected, just crashed and system freezed AGAIN

Journalctl still not showing boots from this month

This really sounds like something that may have happened way back when the logs quit updating may have finally caused a crisis. If journald is not running then something is seriously wrong. Without journald then the logs do not get updated.

Have you done a sudo dnf --refresh distro-sync in an attempt to make sure everything is up to date? Or any other recovery attempt?

Hello, Firefox maintainer here. Please file a bug at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ . This particular error looks like pulse audio issue I saw before but I need more info.
Thanks.

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Yes everything is up to date, also updated to F37 hoping it would fix the issue (it didn’t)

AFAIK i should be using pipewire

Here it is, not sure i posted it properly though

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2131684

JICYMI
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Firefox_problems

Hoping for a workaround i switched to Wayland, everything seems fine apart from Firefox

Dropdown menu flickers a lot, seems to be related to text scaling

Any idea on how to fix this?

EDIT:

This is known:

and a fix is underway: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2022-c1ff6ec13b

Thanks

I’ll open another thread and report back if i get any freeze on Wayland

Happened again, noticed it from Spotify music not starting

Noticed these errors after checking va-api status

libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_15
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit

Fixed by installing

nvidia-vaapi-driver

Will post again if it happens again

Unfortunately it keeps happening

libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
[2022-10-15T22:28:00Z ERROR mp4parse] Found 2 nul bytes in “\0\0”
[2022-10-15T22:28:00Z ERROR mp4parse] Found 2 nul bytes in “\0\0”
[2022-10-15T22:28:00Z ERROR mp4parse] Found 2 nul bytes in “\0\0”
[2022-10-15T22:28:00Z ERROR mp4parse] Found 2 nul bytes in “\0\0”
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
libva info: VA-API version 1.15.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1

This might be causing the issue, i’ll try and see what happens