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    Angry Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Dear all,

    I am on Ubuntu 12.04, and I use the Chromium browser as my default browser. My Ubuntu software manager prompted me to receive new updates last Wednesday (26th Sept), and since the update my chromium browser crashes frequently that has make it unusable. My Chrome browser had already become unusable some time ago after software update (so I have no alternative). Has anyone had a similar experience and knows what the problem is??

    Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    You might consider launching Chromium from the terminal and having a look at the stdout and stderr that is generated. When the program crashes, you might then be able to see the error you're getting in order to fix it. If you want, you can also log this error in order to evaluate later or post to the developers or something:

    Code:
    chromium >> /home/<username>/chromium_log.txt 2>&1
    That will create a log called 'chromium_lot.txt' in your home directory (replace '<username>' with the actual username of that home directory) of the stdout and stderr. That will be a good first step to troubleshooting the problem.

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Quote Originally Posted by kwanylongy View Post
    ... My Chrome browser had already become unusable some time ago after software update (so I have no alternative). Has anyone had a similar experience and knows what the problem is??
    ...
    In addition to drmrgd's suggestion, you can look at this answer: Why is my Chrome so slow? and this official support thread on creating a new profile.
    Users can easily damage their systems by using sudo su if they aren't experienced enough.

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Thanks, I will do that and post the error log here later

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Below are the errors I get from terminal and from the log file.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Terminal
    carlos@asurada:~$ chromium-browser >> /home/carlos/chromium_log.txt 2>&1 &
    [4] 22523
    [3] Segmentation fault (core dumped) chromium-browser >> /home/carlos/chromium_log.txt 2>&1

    chromium_log.txt
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
    Moonlight: 3.99.0.3
    Moonlight: Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    In addition to drmrgd's suggestion, you can look at this answer: Why is my Chrome so slow? and this official support thread on creating a new profile.
    vasa1,

    I tried resetting Chrome's profile by renaming the /home/.config/google-chrome/Default folder, but Chrome's problem still persisted.

    I'll read more into those posts to try out other potential solutions

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Thanks for posting that log file. I'm not sure what would be causing the seg fault and if the missing nvidia libraries are the cause. I'm afraid this might be a little too specific to Chromium and you might have to post this to the Chromium bug report page.

    Looking around the web for the library and chromium problems, I cam across this at the Arch Linux forums:

    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=139108&p=2

    It was solved by an upgrade. But, this is around 5 or 6 months ago, and you may have a more recent version anyway. So, I don't know if it'll help.

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    drmrdg,

    Thank you so much for your help. Your help has identified my problem and I will try to solve it myself from here on.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Chromium browser crashes frequently after update

    Did you get the solution for ubuntu? It's really annoying to have chrome crash every now and then.

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