I’ve been having issues with Firefox tabs and the whole browser crashing repeatedly since like November of last year.
I have 3 separate profiles in use:
- Daily driver - dozen or so addons
- Youtube Profile - two or three addons
- Emby profile - no addons
Only the first two have an addon in common - ublock origin.
All three profiles have random, persistent tab crashes and overall browser crashes. But it only happens for like two weeks!
I often have my Daily Driver open on one screen, and one of the other two open on the other.
The last week of a month is the worst. I can have an open tab in one browser that I haven’t interacted with, and it’ll just crash. Sometimes, when I restore the tab, it’ll work fine until I’m done with it, or it will crash again either instantly, or after some random period of time. This can happen once or repeatedly. Sometimes this leads to crashing the entire browser, but when it comes back up, restoring my session is usually successful, and everything will work fine again. Until it doesn’t.
But then, for the first week of the next month, it will slowly taper off. The tab crashes become less frequent, and it won’t crash the entire browser quite as often.
The middle two weeks of a month are usually problem free, which is more odd than anything.
I’ve done the “refresh firefox” option several times, re-installing my addons as needed. I’ve erased and re-created all the profiles. I’ve removed FF, deleted the profile folders, and re-installed. I’ve gone so far as to re-install the entire OS back in like March. Nothing changed.
Sometimes all my addons stop working. Sometimes, I lose the “smooth scrolling”.
I’ve seen recommendations about turning off hardware acceleration, but that didn’t help. I think it might be something specific to this system because I have a Windows laptop with 0 problems, and a whole other older computer which also runs Manjaro which has no problems.
FF doesn’t really have logs that I know of, so there’s no help there. Journalctl doesn’t show me anything that seems relevant, which is strange.
Anyone have any ideas? Maybe my display driver or something? (using video-linux, from what the settings manager says.)
Ryzen 9 3900x
AMD Phenom II x6