Firefox causes my pinebook to completely freeze[how to troubleshoot]
#1
When using firefox if I open some tabs my browser will cause my pinebookpro to freeze and stop responding. The mouse still works but nothing else responds and the only solution is to hold the power button and turn it off.



So far I've tried reinstalling Firefox with sudo pacman -S Firefox. I've found disabling all the plugins doesn't stop it freezing either.

Is there anything I can use or do to find the cause of the freezing?
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#2
Well, this will sound odd, but what is in your /etc/nsswitch.conf?

Firefox makes evident a configuration error that no other application that I know of will.
:wq



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(11-26-2022, 09:32 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: Well, this will sound odd, but what is in your /etc/nsswitch.conf?

Firefox makes evident a configuration error that no other application that I know of will.

Sorry for the late reply. The file seems quite unremarkable. Content is below, I don't think any of it is particularly identifying.

Code:
# Name Service Switch configuration file.
# See nsswitch.conf(5) for details.

passwd: files systemd
group: files systemd
shadow: files

publickey: files

hosts: files mymachines myhostname resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns
networks: files

protocols: files
services: files
ethers: files
rpc: files

netgroup: files
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#4
I don't recall offhand anymore what way to configure it which causes Firefox to crash.

But you could try temporarily changing the hosts line to just

hosts: dns

Edit: I can cause the problem you have by using "hosts: files nis dns" and my solution was to in stead use "hosts: files dns nis"
I don't know what most of the words in your hosts line do, but having dns too late might possibly be the issue.
:wq



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#5
Have you tried clearing the FF cache?
How big is the cache?

I also had some problems with FF, but so far it looks like clearing the cache has improved stability.
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