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Opera not responding every 10 minuts on Ubuntu 20.04

  • Each 10 minutes i need to close Opera and restart it because it stops responding. After a few times i do it i experience freezes and lags during browsing. I don't use any extensions, my add blocker is off. Today i have completely deleted Opera and downloaded it using terminal, so my profile is fresh.

    No answers i found on the Ubuntu and Opera forums helped me. I don't understand what is the problem.

    My PC is Acer Aspire-A715-75G
    8GB Operating Memory
    Processor Intel® Core™ i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz × 8

    my free -h showing the following:

    total used free shared buff/cache available
    Mem: 7,6Gi 1,9Gi 4,4Gi 156Mi 1,3Gi 5,3Gi
    Swap: 2,0Gi 906Mi 1,1Gi

    And is not changing while Opera not responding

    I am not experiencing any issues with running any application including games on my PC. The browsing in Chrome and Mozilla is smooth

  • @technopriest My experience was sluggish with freezes too, but switching off the "use hardware acceleration when available" did the trick for me.

  • Here is how why opera processes looks like. In total they use around 40% of my CPU, is it ok?

    USER         PID  %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    technop+    2130 16.5  3.3 1030840 263788 ?      Sl   22:11   3:07 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --password-store=basic --new-window
    
    technop+    2198  0.0  0.6 467724 51956 ?        S    22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=zygote --no-zygote-sandbox
    
    technop+    2199  0.0  0.6 467724 51436 ?        S    22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=zygote
    
    technop+    2201  0.0  0.1 467724 14340 ?        S    22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=zygote
    
    technop+    3060  4.8  2.1 1000648 173248 ?      Sl   22:11   0:55 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=gpu-process --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13
    
    technop+    3067  1.4  1.1 577124 94800 ?        Sl   22:11   0:16 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=utility --utility-sub-type=network.mojom.NetworkService --field-trial-handle
    
    technop+    3075  0.0  0.3 533860 24800 ?        S    22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=broker
    
    technop+    3102  0.0  0.4 510112 36676 ?        Sl   22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=utility --utility-sub-type=storage.mojom.StorageService --field-trial-handle
    
    technop+    3240  0.0  1.0 4814336 84860 ?       Sl   22:11   0:01 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3278  0.3  1.3 4826836 106848 ?      Sl   22:11   0:03 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3285  0.0  0.8 4781040 69764 ?       Sl   22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3292  0.0  0.6 4772848 52924 ?       Sl   22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3299  0.1  1.4 4842496 118772 ?      Sl   22:11   0:01 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3304  0.2  1.6 4860076 127968 ?      Sl   22:11   0:02 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3340  0.2  1.7 4870400 136380 ?      Sl   22:11   0:02 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3345  1.6  2.6 4960364 209568 ?      Sl   22:11   0:18 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3363  2.9  1.6 4878880 128260 ?      Sl   22:11   0:32 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3386  0.6  2.7 4932636 222364 ?      Sl   22:11   0:06 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3395  1.7  1.8 4911808 147908 ?      Sl   22:11   0:19 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3435  0.0  0.7 797684 59492 ?        Sl   22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=utility --utility-sub-type=audio.mojom.AudioService --field-trial-handle=113
    
    technop+    3491  0.1  1.2 4815908 96036 ?       Sl   22:11   0:01 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3653  8.9  2.6 4969012 212980 ?      Sl   22:11   1:40 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    3690  0.0  1.1 4817368 93124 ?       Sl   22:11   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4407  1.7  2.0 4924592 166736 ?      Sl   22:17   0:13 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4428  2.6  2.1 4905212 171360 ?      Sl   22:17   0:20 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4442  0.8  1.6 4857708 131940 ?      Sl   22:17   0:06 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4462  0.0  1.0 4810208 85172 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4480  0.0  1.1 4811232 87992 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4486  0.0  1.1 4810208 88312 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4513  0.0  1.0 4812248 85132 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4526  0.0  1.1 4810208 88280 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4532  0.0  1.1 4810200 88864 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4552  0.0  1.1 4810208 88348 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4558  0.0  1.0 4812256 87676 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4571  0.1  1.2 4815320 97092 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4591  0.1  1.1 4815320 95068 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4618  0.0  1.0 4810200 84948 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4644  0.0  1.0 4810200 85408 ?       Sl   22:17   0:00 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    
    technop+    4943  3.0  1.4 4883176 116484 ?      Sl   22:18   0:21 /snap/opera/113/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=1134785264989874688,16875643739950055556,13107
    

    And i have 7 browser tabs opened, no videos, no music - only static pages...

  • @tssb i will test it for a few days and come back, thanks

  • @technopriest I honestly can not say if the figures look good or not. That said, it looks like you are running the snap package version, I only use the version available to download or in the repo's (I run Manjaro XFCE). Maybe worth trying switching from the snap version if still not happy?

    Just to add, your system specs are much better than my 11 year old PC, and Opera runs great since I disabled the hardware acceleration, but also not a snap version.

  • @tssb Thats a great tip, i will definitely try to switch on that version if turning off acceleration wont work. Thank you

  • @tssb Your suggestion is working great, now i don't experience any laggs within a few hours of starting the work with Opera. However, it still opening for a while (10-15 seconds) and sometimes lag, but those lags are 1/10 comparing with 10/10 which have been previously.

    So the tip switching off the "use hardware acceleration when available" worked amazingly, but still haven't eliminated the issue completely.

    Thank you!

  • @technopriest Happy to be of help. There may be other optimisations I am just not aware of, but generally turning off everything you do not need in the settings should help.

    This is an old article (2019 last update) but the general advice is still valid, just switch off what you do not need: How to speed up the Opera web browser

  • @tssb Thanks, will check it out