Firefox 112.0.2 quits

Wondering if others are experiencing Firefox suddenly shutting down.

I do have quite a number of windows and tabs queued up, however the sudden shutting down is new to my experience.

Anyone have a clue as to whether the 6.3.1 kernel, Firefox 112.0.2, or an updated Arch package may have introduced this behavior.

(I apologize for not having the know-how to ascertain by way of the terminal significant clues.)

Could well be you’re running out of memory, due to many open tabs in FF. You wouldn’t be the first to whom this happens. :wink:

Try setting up a different profile for Firefox to see if it still closes. See this:

Please show the output of:

free -h
top -n1

(and select the output text with a mouse, then press button </> above the text to make it more readable.)

_____total ____ used ____free ___ shared buff/cache available
Mem: 16288856 8354452 5819768 159768 2114636 7437036
Swap: 0 0 0

top - 10:50:10 up 21 min, 3 users, load average: 1.09, 0.99, 0.81
Tasks: 335 total, 1 running, 334 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 2.6 us, 0.0 sy, 0.0 ni, 96.8 id, 0.0 wa, 0.5 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
MiB Mem : 15907.1 total, 5735.7 free, 8122.1 used, 2049.3 buff/cache
MiB Swap: 0.0 total, 0.0 free, 0.0 used. 7299.9 avail Mem

Better use these commands:

free -h | eos-sendlog
top -n1 | eos-sendlog

Then show both addresses returned by the commands.

I just tried it, Firefox starts flawlessly. I use quite a few extensions, I haven’t experienced the random shutdowns you describe. First, turn off hardware acceleration, or try with an LTS kernel.

I assume you are using firefox heavily, with a large number of tabs and extensions? If so, then memory may be running out.

Do you have a swap (file or partition)?

when you open firefox --safe-mode ?

I do have a 32 gb swap file partition.

Guessing I need to cull a good number of my open tabs – saving them as bookmarks.

this looks like a good way to set aside tabs for later reading:
(saved and closed 50 tabs that had been burdening firefox)

thanks for your attention.

For the record, please report if that helps with the problem.

50 :wink:

if 3 users are using this system and they all use firefox then yes out of memory could easily occur i guess
Especially with this many tabs open