Monthly Archives: September 2015

Aw, snap! Fixed (for me)

…So recent builds of Chromium for Linux kept crashing as soon as I started the browser. I waited for a solution to appear, but it seems only a handful of (random?) people get these kind of crashes.

Running Chromium from the command line revealed something was wrong, it said:
libva info: VA-API version 0.37.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/nouveau_drv_video.so
libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
[3465:3465:0904/210107:FATAL:sandbox_seccomp_bpf_linux.cc(203)] Check failed: policy->PreSandboxHook().
[3438:3460:0904/210107:ERROR:browser_gpu_channel_host_factory.cc(121)] Failed to launch GPU process.

So I headed to http://kurtextrem.github.io/ChromiumFlags/ and then to http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/run-chromium-with-flags and then to http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/#disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox until I ran:

chromium --disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox

…And then no more snapping!

Edit:
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=527209
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.chromium.bugs/1508910

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