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Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:50 pm
by Mercador
Aloha everyone,

Hey, I am new to the forum but a long time Linux user. I am currently using Linux Mint 10 KDE 4.6.2. I did my system updates this morning and it upgraded my Google Chromium to version 11 from version 10. Now every time I start Chromium it crashes! I uninstalled it and installed the stable Google Chrome 11 from the web and once again it crashes on startup. Just as a reference Chrome 11 works fine on my Linux Mint 10 Gnome partition. Go figure.

Has anybody else experienced this?

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:34 pm
by willie42
hi Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums.

open a terminal and launch it and see if you come up with any errors

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:40 pm
by lmintnewb
That's the fates way of telling ya you should be using a better class of browser ... firefox so forth. Or there's firefox. Also you could install and tweak I dunno ... firefox. :D

Messing round, though seriously my FF 4.01 is doing as good or better than anything else I've used. Endless customization at your fingertips. Google's 11.xxx chromium and chrome are trash from what I've seen of them. Just took them both off my Mint 10 and went back to FF. Never crashes on me. Never refuses to load what I tell it to.

A few choice tweaks and its as fast or faster than the others. Esp for you folks with mucho RAM. Could set it up to cache to RAM instead of disk. I don't have the extra RAM for that. But only takes a couple tweaks/mins for those of you who do. As noted my FF is doing just fine compared to anything else I've tried.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:45 pm
by willie42
IE is the only low quality of browser. Chrome is ok. :D

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:26 am
by lmintnewb
There is no arguing with a bulldog in sunglasses. I would be wrong. ;)

Thought to amend summin about my FF tweak rant. Please tweak responsibly, lol. Much of the stuff ya find on the web isn't exactly the best of how to's. Might want to take some screen shots of your about:config so ya can change it back if ya junk up your FF folks. Caching to RAM for any dial up users ... errr probably not. Though might not hurt to try :D

And last but not least ... Been so long since I had a reason to think about it. But doesn't FF let ya use multiple user profiles ? So thinking a person could set up one to cache to RAM and nother to use normal and just switch between as the spirit moves ya eh. Dunno if FF profiles preserves disk cache too. Ya could also just fiddle the about:configs to get the same end.

Felt compelled to add this cause didn't want to encourage folks do summin that might junk up their FF's.

OT: Ya might be missing a package too OP. Thought I saw a package for integrating chrome/ium etc into kde. Or have older incompatible packages hanging around. When I updated and installed some other packages for chromium I noticed I'd left the 10.xxx package for element inspector. Don't know if that contributed to chromium slowing up or not.

Check synaptic>custom filters>missing recommends and/or upstream available thingy. Might not hurt to also type chrome or chromium in the search bar of synaptic and see which packages come up as installed. Might have to mark some of them for removal or Mark for complete removal.

Plus seems like google just really dropped the ball with that 11.xxx version. Chromium 10.xxx should definitely not be better than chromium 11.xxx. I'm done with having 2-3 ... 14 diff web browsers. Can't see how it makes life easier. :D

Just me ... but sticking with good ole FF.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:53 am
by asharma74
Yeah, I have that problem too. It either takes a eternity trying to open a page (ultimately the page is not loaded) or the "killpage" dialogue box shows up. This has been happening since i upgraded my system (Linux mint KDE 10). Any solution??? I generally like to use apt-get and command line (you can call me a newbie to linux but I find command line fascinating) so please post solution for commandline newbie users too. Thanks.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:41 pm
by karimbardee
And it's acting on my desktop just the same as it does with user ashama !!

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:00 am
by kriak24
Problem with Chromium after upgrade to version 11 on LinuxMint KDE also here.
Chromium freezes (not always) after startup. No page can be laoded, always getting "kill page" dialogue.
Chromium can by closed by close button, but 3 processes remind alive:
kriak 4782 3004 1 14:39 ? 00:01:07 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser
kriak 4784 4782 0 14:39 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser
kriak 4786 1 0 14:39 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --type=zygote

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:10 am
by AlbertP
My Google Chrome on Linux does the same. Emptying the cache helped once, but only for a minute. I wanted to switch to Chromium because of this, but I have read here that Chromium does the same. The same version 11.0.696.65 works well in my Windows (Vista), but not on my father's Vista Business. The update of yesterday (or the day before yesterday?) did not solve the problem.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:41 am
by irishfury
Same problems. Chrome and Chromium are very unstable. Also, neither load a page when launched from another app e.g. debugging from Eclipse.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:38 am
by kanishka
Same here; I'm no longer able to use Chrome stable/unstable/beta nor Chromium. Tried them all; they stall at startup forever. :evil:
Mint KDE 10 amd64 here.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:57 am
by AlbertP
I don't have any problems loading a page from another app. It is a temporary issue in Chrome I think, there have been many of these issues recently. On Linux I've switched to Firefox 4, but on Windows, Chrome still works so I'm keeping it. (My provider has just introduced a webmail which does not need IE or FF but also runs fine in Chrome)

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:34 am
by Old Ruler
Same problems with chromium here. I used to use the daily builds and found the same problem there, but I reverted to the distributed version somewhere near the end of the 11 series. V10 was OK and I still have the deb files for that in /var/cache/apt/archives/ namely:

chromium-browser_10.0.648.205~r81283-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_amd64.deb
chromium-browser-inspector_10.0.648.205~r81283-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_all.deb
chromium-browser-l10n_10.0.648.205~r81283-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_all.deb
chromium-codecs-ffmpeg_10.0.648.205~r81283-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_amd64.deb

What would be the best (retaining bookmarks and passwords) way to downgrade?

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:18 pm
by kanishka
AlbertP wrote:I don't have any problems loading a page from another app. It is a temporary issue in Chrome I think, there have been many of these issues recently. On Linux I've switched to Firefox 4, but on Windows, Chrome still works so I'm keeping it. (My provider has just introduced a webmail which does not need IE or FF but also runs fine in Chrome)
Yeah, in windows it works fine. I know it's temporary but I am at least at the third week without Chrome :(

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:16 pm
by sjonesy
well this is a useless search, try to get info on chromium crashes and people just tout firefox, ya know if I wanted firefox I'd have firefox. same issues here, mostly complains about flash being out of date or doesnt load at all.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:13 pm
by buffalobillion
Same problem here. I'd love to find a solution to this issue. No, changing to FF is not an option--I have to develop to a webkit browser for a work project; the gecko engine is not supported. So please refrain from telling me which browser's better. You may be right, but I still need Chrome to work. :wink:

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:51 pm
by Old Ruler
Too soon to suggest it's a definite workaround (I've only just tried it), but removing the gecko-mediaplayer package seems to have fixed it here. It was taking up to five tries to get it to start and show the page I've set as my home page (after a re-boot particularly), but now it starts properly, immediately. I'd be interested to hear if it works for anyone else.

Removing it is likely to cause problems for FireFox, I guess, but as I only use that one rarely, I'm not too bothered.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:14 am
by buffalobillion
@Old Ruler, keep me posted if this is indeed a solution for you--I'd be interested to hear!

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:39 am
by cloggers
Well lets try. Remove gecko mediaplayer.
Done !
Start Chrome 13.0.767.1 dev .............
Works like a charm !
so, thank you veeeery much.

Re: Google Chrome/Chromium crashes on startup

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:36 pm
by Old Ruler
buffalobillion wrote:@Old Ruler, keep me posted if this is indeed a solution for you--I'd be interested to hear!
Yes, it seems to be a complete cure. I've tended to re-boot more often than usual and I've started chromium 11 dozens of times without a single failure. Hoping you find the same.

@ cloggers: Glad it worked for you and welcome to the forum. :)