Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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MartinC
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Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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I have downloaded the 6.24.1 image for Odroid XU4, selecting only the LXDE desktop to install, which it then boots into without any issues. Whenever I try to use Firefox ESR it generates a Mozilla Crash Reporter. I have repeated the initial build a few times and always get the same issue. I have tried MATE instead of LXDE and again the same issue.
Tried removing and re-installing Firefox ESR from apt which didn't make any difference
Did manage to install konqueror from apt

I can't seem to find a log file for the error, so unable to give any more information
Faradn
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

Post by Faradn »

Ditto here.
SBC: Odroid XU4 4Gb
OS: DietPi 6.24.1.

Chromium works fine on a RockPro64 4GB v2.1 & DietPi 6.24.1.

/Faradn
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MichaIng
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

Post by MichaIng »

@MartinC @Faradn
Does journalctl -r (-r = reverts, newest logs at top) show anything relevant after crash or dmesg?
Also check the Xserver log: cat /var/log/xorg.log

Another idea is to run Firefox from terminal emulator and see if there some logs appear: /usr/bin/firefox-esr
It can be run from an development environment as well, but not sure currently how to do this.

The Mozilla Crash Reporter does not contain any info or allow to see what would be uploaded as report?
MartinC
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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Nothing shows specifically stating Firefox in dmesg, journal or the xlogs.
Running firefox from shell with safe-mode and headless switches makes no difference
I have tried installing Chromium but that has the same issue
MartinC
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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I have managed to install the ARM version of Vivaldi from their site, this launches and seems to execute correctly
DocWu
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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I am also experiencing this issue. Neither Chromium or Firefox will run on my XU4 with DietPi_v6.14_OdroidXU4-ARMv7-Stretch

I followed the suggestion to run firefox-esr from a command window and noted the following error:

Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead

It seem like it might be an issue with curl. I am not terribly strong with linux, so would appreciate any guidance from here.
DocWu
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Re: Unable to use Firefox or other browser on Odroid XU4

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DocWu wrote: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:42 pm I am also experiencing this issue. Neither Chromium or Firefox will run on my XU4 with DietPi_v6.14_OdroidXU4-ARMv7-Stretch

I followed the suggestion to run firefox-esr from a command window and noted the following error:

Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead

It seem like it might be an issue with curl. I am not terribly strong with linux, so would appreciate any guidance from here.
I have found out the Failed to open message is generated by the Mozillla Crassh Reporter. When I uncheck the box for "Tell Mozilla about..." it goes away, however, several lines before that error remain:

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 9620
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...


I am hoping this means something to someone...
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