[Bug] Vivaldi freezes after system wokes up from sleeping mode

  • I am updating regularly. My current version is 1.12.955.36 (Stable channel) (32-bit).

    This update bring me an issue. I am using laptop. Instead of turning down PC I am using sleeping mode when I close the laptop cover. When I came back (open cover and waking up the system) Vivaldi runs normally until i press "+" button for opening new t ab. The whole Vivaldi freezes and it is not responding. The only thing which I am able to do to press right mouse button on application tab and select close application.

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    Works on my Windwos 10 x64 Pro. Windows wakes up and i can use Vivaldi.

  • I have Windows 7 Home edition x64.

    I am not saying that it is general failure.

    In my case Vivaldi works until I will not press "New Tab button".

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    I do not know if Energy Saving and Hibernation modes works correctly on Windows 7.
    I remembered on my two ASUS boards many problems with Win 7 x64 on my NVidia cards.

    Which graphics hardware do you have?

  • Nvidia NVS 4200M

    I am using Vivaldi as my main browser from year now. Problem started to occur from this week after updating Vivaldi.

    For better or worse I will get used to it. My point was to make someone aware of this situation.

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    @shaggy said in [Bug] Vivaldi freezes after system wokes up from sleeping mode:

    NVS 4200M

    Do you have the latest driver? R384 U4 (385.69) WHQL

    Perhaps you report the bug.
    But do not expect we can find it quickly or reproduce 😞

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  • Thank You very much

    I will check the drivers. If this will not help I will report the bug. I wrote on the forum because I didn't know who to report the bug.

    Secondly as I said in previous posts I will still use Vivaldi (this issue is little annoying but thing which will make me to use other browsers).
    Keep the good work. This browser is the best!

  • Fyi I'm also experiencing crashes when returning from hibernation or sleep mode. Same Vivaldi version, Windows 8.1 Pro, and it's a PC. Also a NVidia card, updated, and of a different model.

    I still have to investigate the issue to see if I can reproduce it, but Vivaldi occasionally doesn't work right when returning from sleep. I have the habit of breaking my researches into windows, and at least one of the active tabs of a window will be frozen. It won't be responsive, won't reload, nothing. When I try to open a tab in the same window Vivaldi crashes. Since the window was already frozen everything just closes without warning. At least I know sessions work perfectly, haha.

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    @nihal Hm. I don't see this - and I hibernate my system with Vivaldi open every night.

    Do either of you use extensions or anything?

  • I also have noticed that from time to time Vivaldi loses all opened tabs when crashes. Only saved session can bring them back (if someone saved them previously)

  • @ayespy 2 extensions: uBlock Origin and Stylus. The only extension doing something at the time was uBlock Origin, and I also crashed before I added the extensions. I'm new at Vivaldi and only added them yesterday.

    I still have to do some tests to see if I can reliably reproduce the crashes to be able to report. I suspect they're more likely to happen when the system sees high usage (like 12 of 16GB of RAM in use), because the one variable in common in all the crashes I experienced was sleeping or hibernating with a lot of resources hungry programs (Photoshop, 3D softwares etc) open. These crashes felt similar to the ones I'd see years back on Firefox when it had a serious memory leak.

    @shaggy You lost sessions? That's bad. I still didn't lose mine, but I'll keep an eye to report if it happens.

  • I mean I all open tabs and when I restart Vivaldi there were gone.

    If however I will save them as a session then I can restore them in that way (if I will remember about that).

    I am putting laptop on sleeping mode several times a day.

  • @shaggy Yeah, that's what I understood, it lost your last session, not the manually saved ones. It's bad when the browser is also crashing, you'll be left without automatic backups. Do you frequently lose the last session or is it random? If it always happens you can try to refresh your profile and see if that helps.

    I also put my computer to sleep multiple times a day, + hibernate at night. Did you try to wait Vivaldi unfreeze?

    Vivaldi just froze there. I took the opportunity to check if it allowed me to switch tabs (no), use mouse gestures (no), if all the windows were frozen (yes), etc. Vivaldi doesn't appear as unresponsive on the task manager or eats all the resources, by the way. Since I can trigger my crash trying to open a tab I also got ready to record the crash. It took me one or two minutes to do all of this.

    As I was about to press "record" Vivaldi suddenly sprang to life and executed all the tasks I attempted earlier. See if that happens on your end too. If yes, then it's an odd case of severe lag upon resuming from sleep.

  • After 1-2 minutes browser unfreezes

    Thank You for suggestion

  • @shaggy No problem. Since we're two people with different PC builds experiencing the same freezing issue I filed a bug report (VB-33155).

  • At least three people now πŸ™‚
    I have exactly the same problem as shaggy has decribed – Vivaldi goes frozen when trying open new tab after laptop woke up in the morning. No problem before the last update.
    Win7 Home Prem. 64b, SP1 64, graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD6370, latest Vivaldi 1.12.955.36.
    Have not find out if unfreezes after some time, will see tomorrow morning.

  • @janzel P. S.: Confirmed; within about a minute, Vivaldi turns working normally again after re-switching-on the computer. It is really a question of some time lag.

  • I have the same problem: Vivaldi UI freezes after opening new tab, whether it is by clicking the new tab button, or middle clicking a link.

    If it fixes itself after a minute or so, this may be some kind of network timeout. Maybe the network card is taking a bit long to resume from suspend and the Vivaldi UI is frozen while waiting for some network operation.

  • Same issue here on 3 completely dissimilar PCs (but all running Win7 x64). Tried both v1.12 and latest 1.13 snapshot. Tried fresh installation with no extensions installed, no AV software installed, x86 and x64 Vivaldi builds. During the 1-2 minute "freeze," there is virtually no CPU activity, and plenty of RAM available. If Vivaldi is closed when the computer goes to sleep, Vivaldi can be opened and is usable right away after the computer wakes up. Other Chromium-based browsers and Firefox work fine.

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    Do you have on your systems a on-board and extern GPU?
    May the switching to previous GPU state after power-on may cause such issue.
    On two of my older PCs I saw a similar issue if there was a Intel GPU on-board.


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