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Old 07-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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current locking up after chromium is launched


I have an installation of current 64 bit installed updated with June 9th updates.

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uname -a
Linux duelie.cliffshome.org 4.14.54 #2 SMP Mon Jul 9 03:38:12 CDT 2018 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
I have the latest chromium installed from Alienbob.

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ls -l /var/lib/pkgtools/packages | grep chromium
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27399 Jun 17 14:28 chromium-67.0.3396.79-x86_64-1alien
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1565 Jun 17 14:28 chromium-pepperflash-plugin-30.0.0.113-x86_64-1alien
If I launch chromium, usually it will come up, and will run for a short amount of time, from 30 seconds to two minutes. I usually get a complete lock up, frozen system. I have tried to ssh in, that fails, and it takes a forced power off, and a reboot to run again.

Once or twice, I have seen one core go to 100% and the other core still running.

On a complete lockup, there are no messages in the logs. Today, after installing the latest kernel, and rebooting, I launched chromium with no other user app running. It ran for about a minute, and I saw one core at 100%. I killed chromium, things returned to normal.

This has been going on for several kernel releases. I have tried KDE, XFCE, and Blackbox. It fails on what ever desktop I run.

On rather rare occasions I have had it lock up just after logging in, if I launch VLC and Thunderbird at the same time. It is not just chromium causing the problem.

Today, with one core at 100%, and killing chromium I saw the following in /var/log/messages.

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Jul 10 09:29:54 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.secrets' failed: Failed to execute program org.freedesktop.secrets: No such file or directory
Jul 10 09:29:54 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.secrets' requested by ':1.65' (uid=1000 pid=1501 comm="/usr/lib64/chromium/chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/u")
Jul 10 09:29:54 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.secrets' failed: Failed to execute program org.freedesktop.secrets: No such file or directory
Jul 10 09:29:57 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.secrets' requested by ':1.63' (uid=1000 pid=1501 comm="/usr/lib64/chromium/chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/u")
Jul 10 09:29:57 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.secrets' failed: Failed to execute program org.freedesktop.secrets: No such file or directory
Jul 10 09:29:57 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.secrets' requested by ':1.65' (uid=1000 pid=1501 comm="/usr/lib64/chromium/chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/u")
Jul 10 09:29:57 duelie dbus-daemon[1188]: [session uid=1000 pid=1186] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.secrets' failed: Failed to execute program org.freedesktop.secrets: No such file or directory
It looks like there may be a problem with pepper flash triggering the lock-ups. I'm not sure what to try next.

The system...

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inxi
CPU: Dual Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 1000/1000/2600 MHz Kernel: 4.14.54 x86_64
Up: 5h 28m Mem: 1181.4/2934.6 MiB (40.3%) HDD: 962.19 GiB (15.1% used) Procs: 165 Shell: bash 4.4.23
inxi: 3.0.09
Suggestions?
 
Old 07-10-2018, 03:25 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by camorri View Post
Suggestions?
What you describe are symptoms usually produced by issues with the graphics stack, i.e. video driver and/or 3D support.

Disabling the 3D acceleration on PepperFlash may help.

Same in VLC or any application which use Flash Player.

Of course, consider to tune your 3D stack.

Anyways, this is my opinion, to look into 3D support.

BTW, what video-card you use?
 
Old 07-10-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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This is an aging system. I thought for a while it may be a video problem.
The hardware:

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/sbin/lspci | grep VGA
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
On current I am running nouveau, since the Nvidia blob 304.137 will not run with the new xorg.

I run 14.2 64 bit on the same system with this Nvidia blob, and that has worked for the past 2 years without problems.

I am considering buying a new video card, I have available a PCI slot for it. When the next release is out, I either have to settle for nouveau, or get a new card.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 04:03 PM   #4
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An aging system, but still pretty decent for browsing or watching movies...

I understand the fun with that proprietary blob. To be honest, a case similar with yours made me in the past to switch to Radeon.

Even the budget Radeon cards ends to be much better supported natively by Linux than NVidia ones. And for longer term. Imagine that contemporaneous with your motherboard is the AMD RS690G, which is still perfectly supported today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_690_chipset_series

So, for your system I suggest something like Radeon HD5450 or HD6450 or similar. How the World is flooded with these budget videocards, impossible to not find one brand-new. Or maybe even something like a second-hand Radeon HD4350.

Of course, that's just my taste, but I think you will impressed how will start to behave that box with one of these video-cards.

And that if you decide to buy a new video-card.

Until then, I suggest you again to tune that 3D support in Flash. I doubt that your 3D support can help much the Flash, then better to disable it.

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:42 PM   #5
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Thank-you for your thoughts. I will post back. I will look into tuning the 3D support in pepper-flash.

I have thought for a while a newer video card might be the easy way out.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 09:03 PM   #6
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You can likely get more information on this issue if you ssh in before it crashes and then run 'dmesg -w'. Hopefully dmesg will print stuff you can then read before your system goes down. You could also try current to see if the newer kernel and mesa help or not. Alternatively you can try other web browsers, it could be that chromium is doing something to trigger this issue more than another program would.

I do agree with Darth that AMD would probably be better supported, but its not always easy or practical to buy a new card.
 
Old 07-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #7
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An update.

I removed chromium-pepperflash plugin. I still had lockups running chromium. I did run dmesg -w and I was seeing MMIO errors for the nouveau video driver. On one lockup, it logged 10 errors in a matter of a second or two, and locked up.

I decided to visit a local computer store. I purchased an Asus Geforce GT 710. I have it installed with the Nvidia blob, NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.107.run .

I'm typing this on Chromium with pepperflash re-installed. I no longer see the MMIO errors. All seems to working as expected.

Thank-you to those who responded, everyone was helpful.
 
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