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/
libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
[3465:3465:0904/] Check failed: policy->PreSandboxHook().
[3438:3460:0904/] Failed to launch GPU process.

So I headed to and then to and then to until I ran:

chromium --disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox

…And then no more snapping!