Firefox-based browsers freeze on right-click

Hello, fellow Garudians.

I am using Garuda Gnome edition and my packages are all up to date. I noticed that after update to firefox-96.0.1-1 my browser was freezing frequently and it was not playing any YouTube videos anymore. When I investigated further, I noticed that the browser was usable to browse and switch tabs as long as I did not try to play any web video or right-click anywhere in the browser, be it on a page or on a tab to bring up the context menu.

Has anyone else seen this behavior? Any idea of what might be wrong?

I tried to start the browser from the command line to see if any obvious errors are reported, but the only output was:

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

And nothing more.

So I tried with librewolf 95.0.2-1 and firefox-developer-edition 97.0b3-1 and they both exhibit the same behavior.

On the other hand, Chromium and MS Edge stable work just fine and can both play video and show the context menu on right-click.

Here is my inxi outpit:

System:
  Host: medusa Kernel: 5.16.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 11.1.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=45fb19c3-b70b-4a3a-8688-f8301f5d7abb rw [email protected]
    mem_sleep_default=depp
    cryptdevice=UUID=6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67:luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.3 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.3
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 7590 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0T8KGX v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.14.1 date: 10/11/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 81.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 81.6/97.0 Wh (84.1%)
    volts: 12.8 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL GPM0365 type: Li-ion serial: 456
    status: Full
  Device-1: hid-0003:256F:C652.0005-battery
    model: 3Dconnexion Universal Receiver serial: N/A charge: N/A status: N/A
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i9-9980HK bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
    L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2400 high: 2403 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 2399 2: 2400 3: 2400
    4: 2401 5: 2401 6: 2400 7: 2401 8: 2400 9: 2400 10: 2400 11: 2403
    12: 2400 13: 2400 14: 2400 15: 2400 16: 2400 bogomips: 76800
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q]
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 495.46
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f91
    class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-12:6 chip-ID: 0c45:6723 class-ID: 0e02
  Device-4: Focusrite-Novation Scarlett 2i2 Camera type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,usb-storage bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 1235:8210
    class-ID: 0806 serial: Y8U426E0AA285F
  Device-5: Microsoft LifeCam Studio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-2.3.3:7
    chip-ID: 045e:0772 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: gnome-shell driver:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 7680x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 2032x572mm (80.0x22.5")
    s-diag: 2111mm (83.1")
  Monitor-1: DP-1-1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 108
    size: 600x340mm (23.6x13.4") diag: 690mm (27.2")
  Monitor-2: DP-1-2 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 108
    size: 600x340mm (23.6x13.4") diag: 690mm (27.2")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Focusrite-Novation Scarlett 2i2 Camera type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,usb-storage bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 1235:8210
    class-ID: 0806 serial: Y8U426E0AA285F
  Device-3: Microsoft LifeCam Studio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-2.3.3:7
    chip-ID: 045e:0772 class-ID: 0300
  Device-4: Realtek USB Audio type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
    bus-ID: 3-2.3.4:8 chip-ID: 0bda:402e class-ID: 0102 serial: 200901010001
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 vendor: Rivet Networks Killer™
    driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 3b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp59s0 state: down mac: be:bd:62:cf:c2:54
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB
    driver: r8152 bus-ID: 4-2.4:6 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000
    serial: 111000001
  IF: enp7s0u2u4 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: 98:e7:43:b8:e9:e3
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-4:7 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up
    address: DC:71:96:CD:0C:9D
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 406.3 GiB (43.6%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: S5P2NC0R807723M rev: 3B2QGXA7
    temp: 29.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB model: Scarlett Welcome Disk
    size: 192 KiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: Y8U426E0AA285F rev: 0.10 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 406.3 GiB (43.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/dm-0
    maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 720 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
    maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 406.3 GiB (43.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/dm-0
    maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 406.3 GiB (43.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/dm-0
    maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 406.3 GiB (43.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/dm-0
    maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-6782ae1c-cda6-48c7-b2ba-3861120fde67
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 30.99 GiB used: 21.5 MiB (0.1%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: file size: 34 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    file: /swap/swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 25.0 C pch: 42.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2388 fan-2: 2427
Info:
  Processes: 454 Uptime: 22h 15m wakeups: 319 Memory: 30.99 GiB
  used: 9.26 GiB (29.9%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1804 lib: 400 Shell: fish
  v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.11

I have no idea what other information to provide, so please feel free to request it directly - if I have it, I will post it.

Thanks for your help!

working like charm here

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same output in my terminal too.

Disabled all extensions?

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Yes, all extensions are disabled. I have only a few:

  • UBlock Origin
  • Privacy Badger
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • CleanURLs
  • Gnome Shell extension

Even with them all disabled, the browser still freezes.

I even renamed ${HOME}/.mozilla to .mozilla.old and started with a totally new profile. Still freezing on right-click. And YouTube is not playing either.

In Gnome is FF standard Browser?
Why the thread is in #issues-assistance:installer-images ?

Did you check web for same behavior?

Firedragon work fine too.

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Sorry, I was trying to put it in Issues & Assistance, no idea how it ended in Garuda Installer images...

Yes, firefox was the default browser. When I installed Chromium, I selected it to be default. The issue with FF did not change.

I just installed FireDragon and it is not even starting.

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory.
JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory.
JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory.
JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory.

OK, the error sits in front of the computer.

I updated my gnome shell extensions to the latest version because I was tired of all "there is a new version..." notifications. I thought I restarted the gnome-shell, but apparently I was mistaken. I think that was causing the issue, because after I logged out and logged in again, all was resolved.

Sorry for the bother. :grimacing:

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I am now moving this thread to #4xx:precondition-failed as OP should have tried this solution prior to opening this topic.

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