Just installed manjaro a week ago and out of the box (after the first update?) firefox wasn’t working.
It doesn’t print anything or output any (crash/regular) logs, just spawns 3 processes and gets stuck.
Here’s what I tried:
Reinstalling firefox, killing processes, removing profiles (
.mozilla) or (
.cache/mozilla), removing Firefox lockfile, starting with
-p (also locks up), using the open “new window”/
--new-window options, staring with
-no-remote, disabling hardware acceleration, cleaning startup cache, removing
manjaro-browser-settings, removing language packs, installing ff for developers.
It sometimes starts, sometimes it even works for a few days straight and then breaks again. Sometimes it breaks after reboot, or starts working again. Completely random. It just doesn’t open after closing sometimes…
Firefox dev edition also has this issue but Firefox seems to be working fine from the live usb.
Also Flatpak version of Firefox works FLAWLESSLY with hw acceleration and exactly the same profile and cache as version from the Manjaro repos. (But I don’t want to use flatpak for various reasons: flatpaks take around 2 times longer to start, use more ram and theming looks weird.)
Librewolf also seems to work but I haven’t tested it enough.
Forgot about this: after the latest December stable updates this message started appearing in the console after successful firefox launches in addition to “mesa something overriden by environment” ones which are normal to my knowledge:
[GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: no supported VAAPI profile found.
manjaro-browser-settings, lang packs and everything firefox related except firefox itself significantly decreased the fail rate, and it starts like in 70% of the times I want to launch it and not ~10% like before.
Also I’m using pipewire while the liveusb uses pulse by default, maybe it’s somehow related to firefox?