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Opera lock up randomly every 5 to 10 seconds (66.0.3515.27)

  • I have the same issue on up-to-date Arch. Now using last stable version working for me - 65.0.3467.69.

    I also think it's an engine issue - seems other browsers based on Chrome/Chromium, Vivaldi i.e., are affected by the exact same problem.

  • I have the same problem with opera 66.0.3515.44 on Arch Linux while watching video on youtube.

  • You can try to click on the Menu, open it (and close) then it unlocks, but happens again one to 3 more times, then it works. Funny thing is that only rendering is locked, video actually keeps working. Same as with lichess.

    Version:66.0.3515.44
    Opera is up to date
    Update stream:Stable
    System:Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (x86_64; MATE)

  • Try Xorg instead of Wayland.

  • As for me, I am on xorg and I won't be moving to wayland until every single driver and app I sue becomes 110% wayland compatible.

  • I Just got an update, but the issue persists.

    I am on Xorg and there's no Wayland for Mate 16, so I can't test that.

    Version:66.0.3515.72
    Opera is up to date
    Update stream:Stable
    System:Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (x86_64; MATE)

  • Same thing here, the issue persists after the 3rd update to v66.
    Did it appear on all of us after the update to v66?

    On top of the above, creating a clean profile and starting from scratch is not an option for me.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Opera lock up randomly every 5 to 10 seconds (66.0.3515.27):

    On top of the above, creating a clean profile and starting from scratch is not an option for me.

    But did you tested to allow whether is related to your settings or it's a Bug?

  • @zalex108 said in Opera lock up randomly every 5 to 10 seconds (66.0.3515.27):

    But did you tested to allow whether is related to your settings or it's a Bug?

    Testing won't be proper if it lasts 1 hour, but 4-5 days with the same usage. And in order to use it for all that time, I will have to export and import all my 500+ bookmarks, re-login to forums, github, fb etc I use daily (15+ sites), reinstall all the addons (4) I have and finally reconfigure the browser (= change more than half of the settings) because it's stock settings are way too... uncomfortable for me. Is there anyhing else I missed?

    I estimate that this will take me ~1 hour, but if I am going to do all that, why not move to another browser after all? The cause of that bug is not my (or any other user's) fault.

  • @jimunderscorep

    Well,

    Actually, you (all) should do periodical backups to avoid problems.
    This is for Opera and the rest of software you use the most and the system as well.

    Then,
    If you prefer another browser, go, you will need to do the same if not already.

    You could rebuild the Opera profile but during a week if you prefer, instead of all once.

    If you never did it, then it will allow you to know what you need to back up and setup.

    You can also create a Basic profile with the most default settings for other profiles and another for the Default profile with all the custom settings.

    Back them up.

    Start browsing.

    If at some point you face another problem needing to rebuild, half or more will be already done.

    You can create Shortcuts to avoid changing Profile names every time you have to work with one Profile or another.

  • Try to turm off GPU aceleration

    Settings -> Browser -> Use hardware acceleration when available

    PS: I did not notice such problem on Ubuntu 18.04 + Nvidia 435

  • @adasiko

    Hi, I tried disabling hardware acceleration and the issue persists, although it is not as often, so I can actually play lichess, watch youtube, and when I notice imagery locked up, I just click the menu open/close... Ohh the things we do when we love Opera...

  • There were problems after the upgrade GCC 9.2.1. Helped me over Wayland

    opera --disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox
    
  • @operka4 said in Opera lock up randomly every 5 to 10 seconds (66.0.3515.27):

    opera --disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox

    This tweak is working here so far on Arch and Opera latest.

  • @noel62 I tried Chromium for Linux and the problem persists but not as bad as on Opera were the whole window just locks up. It seems to be a Chrome-based issue.

  • Does this "tweak" have any sideffects on opera's performance and/or security?

    As for the hardware acceleration in opera, I have it disabled here and it makes no difference on this issue if it is on or off.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Opera lock up randomly every 5 to 10 seconds (66.0.3515.27):

    Does this "tweak" have any sideffects on opera's performance and/or security?

    As for the hardware acceleration in opera, I have it disabled here and it makes no difference on this issue if it is on or off.

    it basically disables the sandboxing feature so I suggest using it with Firejail and apparmor, even with sandbox turned on I advise Firejail/apparmor combo as its far safer.

  • @arup65
    So I won't use it. I am a simple user, I do not have time for all that "added security" stuff.

  • This... month-long issue of opera has just cost me some 20+ minute work that I am not willing to do again anytime soon. Now that I have stopped swearing, I can tell you what happened

    I was filing an issue report on a project on github and opera froze for the usual 5-10 seconds the first time. I did not bother and continued when it got unstuck. The second time it froze, it froze completely, leaving nothing but a blank window, not responding to anything! Even the O-menu was gone!
    So, I killed it with killall and relauched it, losing all my 30+ lines of writing on github. I only had 2 tabs open at that time, github's and pastebin's, so I do not think it was a resources or a js issue.

    Since there has been no REAL progress from opera's side on solving that freezing issue, I promise to leave the browser and close my account here if it happens again and costs me work. Thank you.

    p.s. I put "real" in all caps because using the suggested flag is more of a workaround than a solution, due to the security impact it has on my (and on anyone's) system.

  • @jimunderscorep I totally understand your frustration but the solution of Firejail I suggested combined with Apparmor is totally viable even with sandbox in Opera disabled as they fix it but best part is what Firejail does to overall security of the system and its not hard to implement it either.

    https://firejail.wordpress.com/