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    Default 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Hi Just installed 13.2 64bit in a machine that worked well in 13.1 (4GB Ram,
    nvidia graphics + nvidia driver).

    One of the problems I have not been able to solve is with Firefox 33 (tried
    both the default install and the opensuse Buildservice-Mozilla packages).

    Firefox freezes in many sites where (I guess) there is some flash element.
    I deleted my previous ff profile, but the problem continues.

    How can I try an older version (v32 or 31)? There does not seem to be any
    old versions in Yast.

    Konqueror seems to work fine, but does not play any videos.

    Thank you for any suggestions.
    G.

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    On 11/08/2014 12:50 PM, -G- wrote:
    > Hi Just installed 13.2 64bit in a machine that worked well in 13.1 (4GB Ram,
    > nvidia graphics + nvidia driver).
    >
    > One of the problems I have not been able to solve is with Firefox 33 (tried
    > both the default install and the opensuse Buildservice-Mozilla packages).
    >
    > Firefox freezes in many sites where (I guess) there is some flash element.
    > I deleted my previous ff profile, but the problem continues.
    >
    > How can I try an older version (v32 or 31)? There does not seem to be any
    > old versions in Yast.
    >
    > Konqueror seems to work fine, but does not play any videos.
    >
    > Thank you for any suggestions.
    > G.
    >


    Are you sure this is an issue with firefox/13.2 and not with nvidia and
    hardware acceleration?

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    I also had the problem of Firefox locking up in 13.1, but, It also occurred on my "siduction" (Debian Sid) install. Both of these are installed on my main machine which has an Nvidia 550Ti Graphics card. Funny thing was, it wasn't happening on any other machine, and I have 8 in the house. My boxes use openSUSE and siduction equally, and, up until the problem, all were using nouveau. I noticed, from some of the error logs, that I was getting errors with the mesa packages. So, as an experiment, I installed the proprietary driver on the siduction install, and the problem went away. When it continued with openSUSE, I did the same, and, it also solved the problem.

    It seems to me that nouveau might have a problem with some of the newer Nvdia cards. I've read of problems with my 550Ti before. I'm just guessing, but, maybe you have the same problem.

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Can agree with this one of the major reasons I don't use the nouveau drivers.
    I think it's mostly due to the fact that hard as the devs for nouveau try they're still writing for yesterdays cards.
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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    GoinEasy9 wrote:

    >
    > I also had the problem of Firefox locking up in 13.1, but, It also
    > occurred on my "siduction" (Debian Sid) install. Both of these are
    > installed on my main machine which has an Nvidia 550Ti Graphics card.
    > Funny thing was, it wasn't happening on any other machine, and I have 8
    > in the house. My boxes use openSUSE and siduction equally, and, up
    > until the problem, all were using nouveau. I noticed, from some of the
    > error logs, that I was getting errors with the mesa packages. So, as an
    > experiment, I installed the proprietary driver on the siduction install,
    > and the problem went away. When it continued with openSUSE, I did the
    > same, and, it also solved the problem.
    >
    > It seems to me that nouveau might have a problem with some of the newer
    > Nvdia cards. I've read of problems with my 550Ti before. I'm just
    > guessing, but, maybe you have the same problem.


    Many thanks your (and Sagemta's) reply.
    I am using the proprietary driver (sorry I perhaps was unclear about it).
    However I might have resolved it!

    For some reason I remembered that had to install 13.2 with the option
    acpi=off (otherwise the install would stop in the analysis of the hardware;
    I had to do this before for previous opensuse installs.

    I deleted that "acpi=off" option from the bootloader kernel options with
    yast and it seems that firefox behaves normally now.
    I have no idea why this might be, but I have a functional firefox again.

    I hope this is useful in case somebody else comes across this behaviour.
    Cheers

    G.


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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Having the same problem with flash crashing in Firefox since I upgraded openSUSE 13.1 to openSUSE 13.2.
    If happens on most sites that need the flash plugin (like Youtube). It hangs the whole browser for several seconds and then crashes.

    It does NOT happen on Chromium strangly.

    I have the properietary NVIDIA driver nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop-340.58_k3.16.6_2-31.1.x86_64

    Tried force-reinstalling MozillaFirefox and the flash player, but no luck.

    Anyone else with this issue ?

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Not strange at all Chromium does not use flash or at least the regular flash plug in it uses pepper

    You should turn off use video hard ware options in FF and flash that generally is where the problem is

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    It seems the issue is related to some vdpau libs. Just like in this thread over here https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...52#post2680152 I had issues with nvidia-settings.

    After uninstalling libvdpau_va_gl1 it fixed both the flash crash and the nvidia-settings issue !

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Wait a minute... I think the proper fix is as follows:
    - install libvdpau_va_gl1 (from OSS repo)
    - uninstall vdpau-video (from packman)

    And then flash works!

    I guess there must have been some kind of conflict.

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    Default Re: 13.2 firefox (v33) freezes badly

    Did all as suggested. Still having this annoying problem!

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