[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#586387: chromium-browser: Lots of UI crashes and weirdness

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 19:15:22 UTC 2010

forwarded 586387 http://crbug.com/48259

Joe Neal wrote:

> Sorry, Just saw this.

No problem.

>>> Sometimes a tab will freeze and become unresponsive and unclosable
> I also want to add that sometimes when a tab is frozen and I try to go 
> backwards in it, it will stay frozen but open a new tab with the last page in 
> the browser history in it.  If I hit back two or three times in succession it 
> will open two or three new tabs.
> Other X aps work when I can alt-tab to them but their window manger buttons 
> don't always work.  Nothing Plasma related seems to work, pretty much.   The 
> WM goes wonky using other DEs and WMs so I know it's not a KDE problem though. 
> Alt-tab works, switching to the console works. Looking top or htop from the 
> console dosn't show any odd processes stuck running in the background or 
> anything like that. 

Thanks; this should be useful information when trying to narrow it down.

> On Monday, June 28, 2010 11:10:11 am you wrote:

>> If you can reproduce this, could you install
>> chromium-browser-dbg and try attaching to the various running chromium
>> processes and getting backtraces from them?
> I'll see what I can come up with


> I don't have an account but I can create one if it looks like debugging this 
> is going to take a while.

I’ve taken the liberty of submitting the issue as <http://crbug.com/48259>.

> I'm not much of a coder but I have been using linux 
> sine when you had to install slackware off floppies so I can probably help figure 
> this out with a little bit of hand holding. 

Can’t ask for much more than that. :)

> In case it's related, I've also been having trouble with what I think is this 
> X bug:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=575053

Yikes.  Hopefully not related.


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