Context: I am running the 32bit full Raspbian OS on the raspberry pi 4 as a desktop, the newest version. Whenever I open chromium, the default web browser, it simply opens a window. When I tried to open that window, it would open briefly and disappear. Similarly, I'm getting this type of action with Mu, a default python IDE for raspberry. I thought this could've been an issue with all my apps on my PI, but when I tried running some generic default games, they seemed to work fine.
My Troubleshooting: I've had chromium working previously, but now it's not working. I've checked all updates and upgrades. This hasn't led me anywhere. I've tried almost every way to update chromium . I then resorted to deleting the browser via purging it from the system. I then tried to redownload, issues downloading.
After purging chromium, I get a new default browser, firefox. When I try to open firefox, it just completely shuts down my entire system.
My team and I are noobs with Linux and raspberry Pi, so if you have a potential solution, please make it such that we can follow along like the copy and pasting wizards we've become.
Posted below is a pdf document of some of the code we tried, and what the console has given us in response. Weve been at this for a month and cannot find an answer.
PS We already tried rebooting the raspberry pi and reflashing the pi with a new os. We don't want to do that again since we have downloads we want to keep. We are running raspbian os and we have the raspberry pi 4; 2 GB
Thanks in advance!