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FS#71763 - [firefox] Firefox upgrade freezing the screen

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by nearbyhat (nearbyhat) - Saturday, 07 August 2021, 08:26 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 15:29 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

Description:


Additional info:
* Version: firefox-90.0.2-1-x86_64
* Arch-Linux Version: 5.13.8-arch1-1
* No logs being produced.

Steps to reproduce:
Upgrade from firefox-89.0.2-1-x86_64 to firefox-90.0.2-1-x86_64
Close firefox and open it.
Screen is freezing after clicking on firefox icon.

Logs
I couldnt see any logs in xorg or journal related to firefox because of the freeze. I had to force shutdown the machine and after booting again to check the logs, I see that the last log is before the firefox launch. No logs right after the launch in either xorg or journal. Same issue is happening with command line launch and safe-mode launch.
I cant rollback to previous version now. Same issue after rollback.
I can use other browsers like Chromium


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Comment by Ahmed (sahaf) - Thursday, 12 August 2021, 08:58 GMT
I've noticed this when you set `gfx.webrender.compositor.force-enabled` to `true`
Comment by nearbyhat (nearbyhat) - Thursday, 12 August 2021, 15:05 GMT
Hmm i've deleted all the firefox along with profile related files and freshly installed it. But no luck. The screen is freezing when i start firefox and i have to force shut down my machine. Anyhow I dont see any profile related files being created too. i even cant launch profile manager(firefox -P)
Comment by Santiago Pastorino (spastorino) - Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 13:21 GMT
I'm noticing the same or a very similar issue, I've set `gfx.webrender.all` to `true`.
I've reported this upstream https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1726357 but have also found https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1717239

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