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Old 04-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Google Chrome Not Loading Pages Sporadically


I've been considering switching to Google Chrome from Firefox just to try something different for a while. I've installed Google Chrome using the SlackBuild script from SBo, along with the required dependencies.

About half the time when I run 'google-chrome', it won't load any pages. I usually have to kill the process, sometimes even with a 'kill -9'. When I run 'google-chrome' from a terminal, I get the following:

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/proc/self/exe: /usr/lib64/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /proc/self/exe)
I'm not sure if this is the cause of my problem or not. Is anyone else having similar problems?
 
Old 04-25-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Did you install to a non-standard location (standard would be /opt/google/chrome)? I ask because I get the same errors, which seem to be harmless since I've been getting it on every version of chrome available for a few months with no ill effects, but mine are of the form:
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bash-3.1# google-chrome www.linuxquestions.org
/usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)
/usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)
/opt/google/chrome/chrome: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /opt/google/chrome/chrome)
/opt/google/chrome/chrome: /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /opt/google/chrome/chrome)
 
Old 04-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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It's installed to the standard location - /opt/google/chrome. I think the libz message is harmless too, but the not loading of pages without anything else displayed is weird.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #4
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Your error is coming from /proc/self/exe rather than /usr/bin/google-chrome or /opt/google/chrome. That's what I find strange.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 08:40 PM   #5
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I also get that message. Usually if you get the 'aw snap' page when a page doesn't load it seems to be a problem with the tmpfs that it uses. Might be an idea to check 'mount'.

tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
 
Old 04-26-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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I'm not sure why the /proc/self/exe was showing up before. Now I get what seems "correct":

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/usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib64/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)
/opt/google/chrome/chrome: /usr/lib64/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /opt/google/chrome/chrome)
I also checked mount, and have the following for tmpfs (looks correct):

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tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
The not loading pages seems to happen when I open Google Chrome every other time. It will work just fine, and I will close the browser. If I open it back up, it doesn't work, but I don't get any additional error messages.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 06:37 PM   #7
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The weird location in the error would probably cause me to reinstall it after first uninstalling and removing all references to google. I've had some silliness with some chrome versions since the slackbuild is based on the unstable testing builds. They change almost daily. What version does "about google chrome" say you are running?
 
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The weird location in the error would probably cause me to reinstall it after first uninstalling and removing all references to google. I've had some silliness with some chrome versions since the slackbuild is based on the unstable testing builds. They change almost daily. What version does "about google chrome" say you are running?
5.0.375.9 dev

I've tried doing a number of uninstalls and reinstalls to see if a newer release would fix this with no luck. This also happens with the 4.0 beta series versions.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 09:04 PM   #9
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That's the same version I have. Did you remove all the references to it before installing it again? There are a lot of files associated with Chrome that don't get removed when you removepkg. I've had to do this to get everything working after a goofy upgrade. Anyway, I'll shut up now as I have no real help to offer.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 08:56 PM   #10
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I'm going to mark this thread as solved since I *think* (not completely sure) I solved this issue. My hunch is that the geck-mediaplayer plugins that I have installed in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins (which chrome automatically scans and loads) were causing the problems. I disabled those in chrome under aboutlugins.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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I'm going to mark this thread as solved since I *think* (not completely sure) I solved this issue. My hunch is that the geck-mediaplayer plugins that I have installed in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins (which chrome automatically scans and loads) were causing the problems. I disabled those in chrome under aboutlugins.
I had forgotten all about those. They indeed caused the same problem for me a few months ago. Glad to hear that you got it figured out, and I apologize for having forgotten.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:17 AM   #12
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I'm going to mark this thread as solved since I *think* (not completely sure) I solved this issue. My hunch is that the geck-mediaplayer plugins that I have installed in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins (which chrome automatically scans and loads) were causing the problems. I disabled those in chrome under aboutlugins.
I confirm that removing the mediaplayer plugin for gecko browsers (gecko-mediaplayer) solves the problem with google chrome.
For ubuntu users, just type: sudo apt-get --purge remove gecko-mediaplayer
and everything will work again in chrome.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #13
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Apparently since I marked this as solved, the behavior is not 100% fixed. Disabling the media plugins helps, but it does not fix the problem entirely.
 
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chrome not loading facebook

I wasn't able to load facebook all day yesterday and this morning. Then after reading a bunch of forums about it and not understanding anything i deleted/emptied the cache (cookies and temporary internet files) and it fixed the problem immediately.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 04:14 PM   #15
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For me personally google-chrome has gone to hell in a handbasket over the last month. I don't have pages that won't load, but about 50% take FOREVER to load. When I say forever I mean a few seconds, but even konqueror doesn't do that. I'm trying to make myself like konqueror, but I'm using firefox a lot as well.
 
  


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