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Google-chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 crashes several times a day

Posted on 2014-07-28
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OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Desktop: KDE

Google chrome (version 34 and now 35) browser crashes every little bit, whether of not I am using it. The program does not exit, it just becomes 95% unresponsive. Killing it from the tray icon and then starting it again fixes it.

I have tried:

Runnig google-chrome from command line and watching for error messages. There were none.
Removing the application folder, i.e  ~/.config/google-chrome, and letting chrome start fresh.
Upgrading Chrome, remove-reinstall from deb package.

Maybe something with chrome and the window manger, kwin or plasma desktop?

Jeff
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by:John Hurst
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Google is coming out with Canary and it works on Windows. I do not know about a Linux version.

You are not alone.  Try a different browser.
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by:ThomasMcA2
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Do you have any browser add-ons installed? If so, try starting chrome in safe mode, which temporarily disables all add-ons. Does chrome still crash in safe mode? If not, then a buggy add-on is causing the crashes.

Another option is to uninstall chrome, and install chromium (the open-source version).
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by:Jeff swicegood
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I do have addons which I assume are the same as "extensions." I will try that.
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by:gheist
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Why you dont use chromium included with ubuntu?
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by:Jeff swicegood
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After removing all extension, I haven't had a crash. I will test it for a couple days.
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by:gheist
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run chrome from command line within gdb, and it will capture crash.
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by:Jeff swicegood
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It just happened again and without extensions. I tried command line before. It's not a complete crash, it's just the window stops redrawing. If I grab the window to move it, it will redraw.
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by:gheist
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So largely there is no problem.
Can you repeat problem with chromium? Then certainly it deserves a bug report.
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Do other applications crash the same way? Try running a memtest from the Ubuntu Live CD - you may have a faulty memory module.
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by:Jeff swicegood
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Yes, I just noticed it's happening with Virtual box also. I will try memtest.
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by:gheist
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And with chromium browser?
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by:Jeff swicegood
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I did install chromium (alongside google-chrome) and so far it hasn't had a problem.
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Probably official chrome was compiled on different system than you have....
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by:Jeff swicegood
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I also notice that plasma-desktop is taking up a lot more CPU than it used to two weeks ago-11% as opposed to barely anything.
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Have you upgraded graphics drivers recently?
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by:Jeff swicegood
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I don't think I have. A quick look at the "Additional Drivers" utility tells me that there is a newer version of the Nvidia Driver than I am using and it has "Recommended" beside it.
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if chromium works stay with it.
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by:Jeff swicegood
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Well, seems like chrominum works without a problem. I appreciate your answers.
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And one worry less - ubuntu follows browser security for you..
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