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Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:19 am

Is it something with my computer or is there an issue with Chromium and Mint 17.1? Chromium crashes when I want to go to the extensions page or accessibility page. Major crash, screen goes black and I have to reboot.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by gary.zw » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:53 am

Hi chzuck,

I'm using both Chromium and Chrome and have not experienced that problem. The only problem I have had with Chromium / Chrome is the "Your Profile Could Not Be Opened Correctly" Error
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by waldo » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:42 pm

I'm posting in this thread because my problem fits the category, and may be related.

I have an ASUS laptop, new enough it came with Windows 8. I have it dual booting with Linux Mint, which I use most of the time. Mint 17 was the first Linux distro I installed on this machine. Everything worked perfectly, including the Chrome browser. When Mint 17.1 was released, I decided to reformat and do a fresh install, because I wanted to make the swap partition larger to match the 8GB ram in the machine. Everything now works except mouse wheel scrolling in the Chrome browser. It bounces up and down, taking careful coaxing to get the image to where I want it. This did not happen in Mint 17. I've tried a "smooth scrolling" add-in for Chrome, but that just makes the bouncing smoother. Any thoughts?

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by gary.zw » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:32 pm

waldo,

Did you try reinstalling Chrome? I'm using 17.1 with Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) and the mouse wheel scrolling works for me. I didn't mention earlier but my mouse cursor theme would not work in Chrome it would change to the default cursor in Chrome but I fixed that. Hopefully some one will come a long with a fix.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:44 pm

Seems strange that on the two computers I have Chromium and Mint 17.1 both crash when going to the Chrome Web Apps store page.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by waldo » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:42 pm

gary.zw wrote:waldo,

Did you try reinstalling Chrome? I'm using 17.1 with Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) and the mouse wheel scrolling works for me. I didn't mention earlier but my mouse cursor theme would not work in Chrome it would change to the default cursor in Chrome but I fixed that. Hopefully some one will come a long with a fix.
Thanks for the quick reply. I haven't tried that yet, but will do so after our Christmas company heads home. :-)

One thing I did try was to change to a different mouse, and that cured the problem. However as I stated earlier, the original mouse worked fine with Mint 17. The old mouse that works is not very desirable. It is an early wireless Microsoft model, that has a huge dongle to plug in the USB port. This does suggest that there is something wrong with the driver as related to my newer mouse.

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by mehimu » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:41 am

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:10 pm

Looks like my thread was diverted!
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by MtnDewManiac » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:13 pm

Try using the Report Post (exclamation mark in an upside-down triangle) function on the train-wrecked posts and in the space you get for explaining the reason, request that they be deleted - or at least moved to their own thread - because they have caused others to (apparently) skip over your post and track on the other questioner''s, instead.

I don't really mind off-topic posts, within reason (otherwise, I'd be a hypocrite :wink: ). But if they're diverting attention away from your problem and, thus, causing you to not get help, well...

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by gary.zw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Sorry I would not have replied but I thought it fit with the topic of Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:57 pm

I am right now in the process of re-installing 17.1 on the USB stick that I run it from. This time I hope to refrain from trying some of the so called "improvements", such as listed in "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon". I always get myself in trouble doing those things! I tried running 17.1 from CD and the issues I had were not present, so the easiest for me was to re-install. If all stills works well, I will re-install on my desktop that I dual boot with XP.

Well, all is not well. After the re-install, I installed Chromium and went to the extension page and the computer crashed. I guess I cannot use Chromium. Things were working at one time on my dual boot desktop because I already had the extensions I wanted in Chromium before I upgraded from 17 to 17.1. Now there is no way to install extensions because as soon as the page comes up the computer crashes.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by tsolive » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:10 pm

Same problem. Just began happening using Mint 17 running on an older Lenovo desktop, saw the new update so I did a fresh install of 17.1. Problem still exists. Also just noticed same thing when on YouTube, too. Strange. (Sorry if this post repeated, couldn't find that the other was accepted).

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chmedly » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:09 pm

I posted about this in another thread (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=185100) but I'll post here as well since it's a similar topic. I've had trouble with the Cinnamon desktop freezing and I think it's related to Chrome or Chromium. I experimented with a fresh install and I don't have the problem until I install one of those browsers. And the freezing seems to happen more often when using one of the browsers. I ended up switching to the Mate desktop and, for a couple days of use now, no freezes at all. I prefer the Cinnamon desk but I can make do with Mate for the time being. My problem does not sound like the same exact scenario as the OP but perhaps there are some underlying issues with Chromium based browsers.

btw, a freeze in this sense has to do with Cinnamon freezing. I can ctrl-alt-F1 to another login and then back to the F8 desktop and it sometimes clears the freeze but often does not. During a freeze the mouse continues to move but nothing is clickable and there is no keyboard entry in that screen. But, I can login and do various terminal functions on another F key.

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:40 pm

Most happy that I am not the only one with Chromium issues! Now for a solution or cause. Well, the cause is Chromium but what or why. Someone with more smarts than me will need to figure that out.

I had tried a later kernel and thought that was it and reverted to the kernel that comes with a fresh install. No change.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:10 pm

I've sort of lost track of who's who, lol, so I won't use names:

Those who had no issue, then updated the version(s) of some thing(s), check your history. There's a "History" entry in the menu in both Update Manager and Synaptic Package Manager. It stands to reason that if it worked, then you updated something, then it no longer worked, that your issue was caused by the changed file (or, possibly, more than one interacting together).

OtOH, if there were NO updates installed between the time when it worked and the time when it didn't, I'd suspect that it was a change on Google's part (in their "store," for example, if that's where you're having trouble).

Regarding the new way that Update Manager lists available updates by "group" instead of individual packages: One hopes that they're listed sanely in the history instead of by the "group." If not, I guess you'll just have to post the contents of your update history and ask Clem what files make up the updates that occurred during the time period in question.

Same goes for the "mouse worked, now it gives me trouble;" perhaps there was an update to the mouse driver - have you tried going to the mouse configuration GUI app in your settings menu to see if anything changed? Or going there, changing some things, exiting, then going back there and putting things back the way that they were (to ensure that the configuration file got changed/saved)? Maybe with a reboot in between?

If Chrome gives you problems, do you see the same behavior in Chromium? (And vice versa?)

The first step in troubleshooting would seem to be figuring out what behavior/change is causing the malfunction. Then you can worry about fixing it - or submitting a bug report, because at that point you'll have some idea as to who the report should be sent to, lol.

Good luck!

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:03 pm

One of the problems is that I cannot say for sure, but I think the issue started with the upgrade to 17.1. However on my laptop I actually went back and did a fresh install of 17 and had the same issue with Chromium. I guess it would be beneficial to keep a log of changes and if a problem is noted - like a log book.

I do know that on my dual boot computer I had 17 running with Chromium without issue. I don't know what version of Chromium it was, but when I installed 17 I also installed Chromium and added several extensions without issues and now if I go to the extension page Chromium gives me that ugly screen saying it has a problem.

I see in synaptic that on 12-2: chromium-browser (37.0.2062.120-0ubuntu0.14.04.1~pkg1049) to 39.0.2171.65-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064
How do I go about going back to the older version of Chromium? I would like to try that.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:53 pm

I just removed Chromium and installed Google Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 on my dual boot desktop and it works fine. I was able to add all the extensions I wanted without issues. I would say the problem is the latest version of Chromium.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:26 pm

The same thing did not work on my laptop where I run Mint 17.1 on a USB stick. I had to go back to version 34.0.1847.116 to get the extension page not crash mint. Again It looks like Chromium is the culprit.
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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by waldo » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm

chzuck wrote:Looks like my thread was diverted!
Sorry about the hijacking. Thanks to those who offered suggestions.

Apparently 17.1 included some regressive changes. My Verbatim mouse that worked in 17 no longer works in 17.1. I looked all over for a fix, and finally gave up and bought a Logitech M325 ($20 at BestBuy). There is even has a tiny picture of Tux on the package right next the the Windows and Mac logos. Logitech supports Linux, so I'm happy to reciprocate. It works in Mint 17.1 beautifully.

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Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Post by chzuck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:27 pm

So much for believing the hype on the web about 17.1! I wish I had stayed with 17. Some day I will abide by "if it ain't broke don't fix it!!
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