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Anyone else having trouble with searx not really working lately?


  • I've been using it as my primary search engine on my laptop and mobile for a while now. It's mostly been great, but in the last few days it mostly doesn't work 😞

    As in, it's started to take ages to load search results, and often doesn't give any results at all (Sorry message):

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    Or often it gives an Error message informing me that some of the engines I'm using have timed out. eg

    error_engines_cannot_recetrieve_results.png

    Indeed, since Firefox updated on my mobile I've actually been unable to add it as a search engine on there again as it just tells me there is no response (I guess it's just too slow for Firefox to accept it exits 😞 )

    Is anyone else having similar issues?

    I tried turning off most engines which for a moment seem to improve things, but with further testing it didn't really seem to make much/ any difference 😕


  • @jdaviescoates

    Has anyone made any progress on this? I am running into the same issue after trying out searx for the first time. Reinstalling hasn't fixed anything.


  • @ericdrgn it started off working fine for me. Then basically stopped. After leaving it for ages it seems to work OK again. I think it may just be that the search engines it calls start blocking it but I've really no idea what's going on. I basically just decided to stop using it and reverted back to Duck Duck Go.


  • Been quite happy with the results from qwant.com as my default for this sort of thing it it's any help. Not self-hosted but still a reasonable proxy from what I can tell.


  • That begs the question, is there a self-hosted front end where you specify the backend search engines to use to get results and the frontend displays them for you as a proxy?