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From: "András Csányi" <sayusi.ando@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] chrome and everything
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:06:50
1 Hi All,
3 Something strange happen here. I have seen few things in Linux world
4 but this is very new for me!
6 I have this fantastic browser called Chromium (12.0.742.68) and I
7 really like it. But, sometimes, when I see flash videos on different
8 sites (youtube, cnn, bbc) the whole chromium become frozen and basicly
9 impossible to kill it. (The comfortable way is left click on the
10 taskbar and choose "Close" and KDE takes care of to kill the
11 application. ) I'm aware of I'm using Linux and the Linux desktop and
12 the flash are not the best friends ever. So my usual activity if my
13 browser become frozen by flash is the next: (1), start a konsole, (2),
14 start htop, (3) and kill the process, (4) restart the browser, (5)
15 happy.
16 But, in this case, htop doesn't start. I can see the prompt and the
17 command "htop" but the cursor is disappeared and nothing. Just waiting
18 for something. The konsole doesn't react CTRL-c. I've tried this in
19 xterm terminal and the result was the same. In normal case I examine
20 the htop process by strace but I can't figure out what is the PID
21 number because of ps aux (see below). Usually I'm using strace from
22 htop.
24 I thought "ok, no problem, I'm well experienced linux user and I know
25 there always is another way to kill a process". So, I typed "ps aux |
26 grep chrom" command and the result was the same as htop. I could see
27 the prompt and my command and nothing. The cursor is disappeared and
28 nothing. We waited for something. Here I thought that the X server
29 could be the root cause. I pushed CTRL-DEL-F1 and I thought that "here
30 is my little console and I'm able to do everything". But the result
31 was the same when I wanted to start htop.
33 Here was the point when I became angry and restarted my machine. The
34 restarting process stopped at "Terminating processes" and my machine
35 didn't restart just wait for something for minutes! I had to push
36 reset button after 5 minutes.
38 Strange, isn't?
40 Has anybody any thought, idea what the hell happen?
42 While I wrote this letter Chromium become crazy again - thanks the
43 automatic save few words has lost this letter - and I know that the
44 root cause the Chromium itself and the flash isn't matter. Flash just
45 make faster that process when Chromium become crazy.
47 My plan is the next:
48 - rebuild my whole system because it's necessary. This is a very fresh
49 install and gcc has changed.
50 - step back to earlier version of chromium
51 - try to reproduce this error with another browser
52 - pray to God :)
53 - switch off the computer and read The Wheel of Time series from
54 Robert Jordan :)
56 --
57 - -
58 --  Csanyi Andras (Sayusi Ando)  -- --
60 --  ""Trust in God and keep your gunpowder dry!" - Cromwell


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] chrome and everything Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] chrome and everything Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] chrome and everything Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] chrome and everything Leonardo Guilherme <leonardo.guilherme@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: chrome and everything "András Csányi" <sayusi.ando@×××××.com>