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    Chromium and Chrome can't load certain websites

    Running Ubuntu 11.04, 64 bit, and Chromium 12.0.

    When I try to load certain websites (including NYT, all of the Lifehacker/Gawker/Gizmodo network, and some random websites), Chromium and Chrome just crash, giving me the "Aw, snap!" page. When I run chromium-browser through the terminal, going to the NYT page gives
    Code:
    ERROR: unable to open font '6101'
    Going to Lifehacker or Gizmodo or one of those sites gives
    Code:
    *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING: unhandled variable 18 (<unknown variable>) in NPN_GetValue()
    Loading Gawker gives both the NYT error and the Lifehacker error.

    These websites work fine in Firefox, however.

    I'm not sure if this is caused by Flash, although that usually gives me problems. Uninstalling Flash doesn't help, and nor does disabling it. Disabling any of the plugins or extensions, for that matter, doesn't help. Google suggested creating a new profile by deleting/renaming the ~/.config/chromium/Default/ directory.

    Interestingly, sometimes I can get into the Gawker network through Gawker or Gizmodo, through which I can load the other websites in the network, such as Lifehacker. Reading an article causes the website to crash, however, as does switching to the Blog View, sometimes.

    So... I'm not really sure what to do except move to Firefox, but I love Chrome's omnibar :/ Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Chromium and Chrome can't load certain websites

    delete the config file it should fix things.

    if it does not delete chromium, then delete the home folder data then reinstall.

    Note I have no issue visiting those sites.
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: Chromium and Chrome can't load certain websites

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    delete the config file it should fix things.

    if it does not delete chromium, then delete the home folder data then reinstall.

    Note I have no issue visiting those sites.
    I used Synaptic to completely remove Chromium and related packages. Then I deleted the .config/chromium/ directory, and then reinstalled Chromium.
    It didn't work. Thanks for the suggestion tho.

    Interestingly, loading Gmail sends three of the
    Code:
    *** NSPlugin Viewer  *** WARNING: unhandled variable 18 (<unknown variable>) in NPN_GetValue()
    errors. But Gmail loads and works fine.
    Last edited by BlueCanary9999; August 15th, 2011 at 08:15 AM.

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    Re: Chromium and Chrome can't load certain websites

    I'm guessing flash. The nsplugin is what runs the 32bit flash plugin on 64bit systems.

    Try removing ALL instances of flash and the nspluginwrapper (don't remove the nsplugin if its there for anything else though, like wifi drivers) and try the native 64bit flash plugin http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer11.html

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