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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #300 on: June 22, 2019, 01:15:06 pm »
@VinDSL

Someone here
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/352433/high-ram-and-cpu-consumption-by-this-process
suggests turning on hardware acceleration fixed it for him.

layers.acceleration.force-enabled          true
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #301 on: June 22, 2019, 01:29:05 pm »
@VinDSL

Someone here
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/352433/high-ram-and-cpu-consumption-by-this-process
suggests turning on hardware acceleration fixed it for him.

layers.acceleration.force-enabled          true

I'll try it, Chief. Thanks.

On another front, I think I might have been staring at the prob, the whole time...





I'm not really a Firefox fanboi (ahem), so maybe a legacy user can help me think this through.

My understanding is that this .jar file is supposed to be a temporary container, for serving suggestions to users, in the drop-down menu, when they start typing in addy bar - basically, reading one's mind. In this case, it would be gathering data on me, based on the music videos (it thinks) I'm watching and listening to, whether or not I'm sitting there or AFK.

Unless I'm misreading the situation, htop is indicating omni.ja isn't being released from mem after it's updated - maybe intentionally - maybe not.

If that's the case, and Fx is storing user data in a .jar, then there's no reason to keep it in memory when you close Fx.

Whatcha think?
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 01:45:52 pm by VinDSL, Reason: Clarification »

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #302 on: June 22, 2019, 02:22:52 pm »
layers.acceleration.force-enabled          true

Okay, I did the deed, closed Fx, cleared the mem, restarted Fx, and we'll see what happens. Takes a day or so to crawl its way to the top of the processes heap - then a few more days to chomp all the remaining mem.  ;D

By the way, the acceleration is definitely working. I checked 'about:support'  and it's showing as "true".

Plus, my GPU is running almost 20C warmer. If I get thermal runaway, I'll need to set it back to default.

EDIT

Minimizing the window lowered GPU temps by 18C, so there's a workaround.

"That'll do pig, that'll do (ending to Babe)," as Farmer Hoggett would say. LoL
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 03:41:48 pm by VinDSL, Reason: Addendum »

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #303 on: June 26, 2019, 07:28:18 am »
Hrm... A very strange thing has happened to me, over in Botlandia  8)

Conspiracies are real. Are you up for a conspiracy theory ?

First of all, the vid card  acceleration haxor (above) actually made the runaway RAM usage worse. It 'pegged the meter' in less than 24 hrs - Ram and GPU temps. so I reverted back to the default setting.

After observing things for a day or two, I finally decided to give up on the idea of monitoring my bots 24/7 using Firefox. Fx didn't *seem* to be up to the task.

Enter "Waddie"...

Waddie is a friendly bot, on the music site itself, that adds and extends functionality, depending on your auth. Without getting into it too much, it's similar to the CP functions in the SMF software that Peppermint OS Forums uses - users, trusted users, mods, and so forth.

The music site crashed yesterday, and Waddie hasn't come back online. Maybe the API is toast - who knows?

I'm starting to smell a rat. I have a *feeling* that Waddie, the bot, is harvesting cryto in the background, while ppl are watching/listening to music - which is fine. Sites need to support themselves, one way or another. Bandwidth isn't cheap.

Anyway, Fx RAM has simmered down, during Waddie's absence.  It's no better or worse than Opera. They're trading spots back n' forth in htop. However, sadly (or not) Chromium is still the winner, for stability and longevity. A simple F5 refresh, every 4-5 days puts Chromium back on course.

We'll see what happens when Waddie returns.  ;)

Continuing...
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 07:32:55 am by VinDSL, Reason: Typo Demon Strikes Again »

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #304 on: July 13, 2019, 02:39:21 pm »
Got it! I FINALLY found a workaround  8)

Took me a couple of weeks of farting around, but I'm starting to like Fx again, so it wasn't a wasted effort.

If you'll remember (above) Fx was consuming all of my RAM, given enough time i.e. being active 24/7.

I won't get into all of the conventional trials n' errors, while haxoring Fx itself, but none of them worked.

Anyway, it was just a matter discovering the right mixture of addons and haxoring their various advanced settings.

The addons I ended up using were uBlock Origin and Tab Reloader (page auto refresh).

uBlock Origin required some site-specific tweeks, in its advanced settings dashboard, but I won't bore you with them, since it's unlikely you'll be monitoring your Chromium DJ bots on Dubtrack.fm using Fx.

After messing with Tab Reloader's dashboard, to no avail, I ended up basically leaving it alone e.g. OOTB install.

The only remaining glitch was to RE-ENABLE autoplay in Fx. This was accomplished by unchecking the followng box:


Code: [Select]
about:preferences#privacy => Permissions section => Block websites from automatically playing setting => Exceptions… =>  https://www.dubtrack.fm => Allow => Save Changes 
Simple pimple, really. It just took awhile to separate the wheat from the chaff...  ;)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 05:11:12 pm by VinDSL, Reason: Typo Demon Strikes Again »

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #305 on: July 13, 2019, 05:05:32 pm »
Cool, glad you figured it out in the end .. ya gotta love addons :)
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #306 on: July 13, 2019, 08:00:06 pm »
Cool, glad you figured it out in the end .. ya gotta love addons :)

Yup! That uBlock Origin addon is golden.

Several minutes after a refresh, Dubtrack.fm throws a popup, inviting ppl to join the site.

uBlock Origin has an 'Element picker mode' that allows one to easily block the popup.

It also allows blocking ALL popups on a site - and a lock to make changes permanent, after debug.

Seems like uBlock Origin just keeps getting better and better...  :)