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    Default Google Chrome stopped working after update

    Hi there!
    Until yesterday Google Chrome worked fine, but after kpackagekit made update of some programs or libraries (I dón't remember which programs or libraries), it stopped working.
    Now, when I want to use Chrome, it open the window, but all (buttons and links) are inactive, and they don't answer, including de close button. (It is frozen.)
    Note: I'm running openSuse 11.4 (32 bits). Firefox is working normaly.
    I tried to re install Google Chrome, but nothing happened.

    Can anybody help me with this issue?

    Thank you in advance.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    I know that my post won't be probably very helpful.

    But recently chromium became too unstable to be usable as primary browser.
    Almost every single update past build 846 - and you see something doesn't work properly, and some new features (also sometimes not yet 100% working).
    I've installed Midori (very nice browser) just because the site I use stopped working with Chromium some time ago.
    But do I really need two browsers?

    I don't blame anyone since it's free product, but ... well you know.
    Now it looks like testing version of commercial Google Chrome.

    While I know that maybe it's technically superior I switched to good old Seamonkey after previous problem (with sandbox switch)...
    The browser race isn't very good for end users. Both Firefox and Chromium have some problems due to haste in which they are developed.
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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    One of the advantages of this new (separate) chromium repo is that you can disable it once you have a working version (and it will affect only chromium update), so a version that actually works won't get replaced with a version that does not.

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    That is true, but also you will lose chromium updates. And once you update (just to check if anything got better), there is no easy way to go back. Unless you made backup of course. I would prefer not as frequent, but more stable and less problematic updates.

    On the other hand Seamonkey (which I haven't used for few years now) seems very stable and today it was updated to version 2.4 (based on firefox 7 rendering engine).
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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    I think it would be worth trying chromium again; so far in my experience there have been two periods in the last couple of years when updates had problems but for the most part it has worked fine. It (891) is certainly working fine for me at the moment.

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    I'm using Chrome downloaded from Google...
    Are the same thing Google Chrome and Chromium?

    Thank you.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    Quote Originally Posted by aecordoba View Post
    Are the same thing Google Chrome and Chromium?
    No -- they are cousins.

    I am using google-chrome-beta-15.0.874.21-101896 from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
    and I know that google-chrome-stable-14.0.835.186-101821 works.

    Unfortunately the rpm packaging at Google is not good, and some dependencies are missed. From memory libpng was a problem. I have:
    libpng12-0-32bit-1.2.46-7.3.1 and
    libpng14-14-32bit-1.4.4-3.4.1

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    Quote Originally Posted by sobrus View Post
    That is true, but also you will lose chromium updates. And once you update (just to check if anything got better), there is no easy way to go back.
    Just enable RPM caching for chromium (or whatever you called the repo) :

    Code:
    # zypper mr -k chromium
    RPM files caching has been enabled for repository 'chromium'.
    
    # zypper mr -K chromium
    RPM files caching has been disabled for repository 'chromium'.
    and put the last working version on your FTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    No -- they are cousins.

    I am using google-chrome-beta-15.0.874.21-101896 from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
    and I know that google-chrome-stable-14.0.835.186-101821 works.

    Unfortunately the rpm packaging at Google is not good, and some dependencies are missed. From memory libpng was a problem. I have:
    libpng12-0-32bit-1.2.46-7.3.1 and
    libpng14-14-32bit-1.4.4-3.4.1
    I don't know what it's happening!
    google-chrome-stable-14.0.835.186-101821 doesn't work in my PC.
    So, now I installed google-chrome-beta-15.0.874.51-102895 and it work fine.
    Thank you very much.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Default Re: Google Chrome stopped working after update

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    Just enable RPM caching for chromium (or whatever you called the repo) :

    Code:
    # zypper mr -k chromium
    RPM files caching has been enabled for repository 'chromium'.
    
    # zypper mr -K chromium
    RPM files caching has been disabled for repository 'chromium'.
    and put the last working version on your FTP.
    Well that's what I would probably do

    But so far I'm impressed with Seamonkey and I'm staying here. I've been using it since Mozilla Suite 1.5 and left it some time ago because it was...boring
    It's very fast and has very low memory footprint (less than 200MB with few pages opened!). Not to mention it features integrated Thunderbird (checks mail while i'm surfing!).
    Everything works very good, I even managed to run HTML5 version of YouTube (something Chromium couldn't do even with ffmpeg addon installed).
    The only drawback is lack of working GPU acceleration (massive screen corruption occurs just like in FF), but it's not very important... yet.

    I can easily recommend it to anyone who doesn't need all the colorful "bells and whistles", just need a working browser (and mail).
    The looks may be a bit outdated, that's true...
    Midori is awesome too, although a bit too simple.
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