spl23 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:51 pm
With regards the crashes people are seeing in Chromium - I tested pretty extensively before release, including running Flash sites and a lot of YouTube videos, and I did not see a single crash, so this version of Chromium did not seem fundamentally unstable in our testing.
Is anyone seeing crashes on a clean Stretch image, or are they all happening on an upgraded Jessie image? It is possible some setting from the previous version is persisting and causing the problem - as a suggestion, if you are having problems, go into ~/.config and delete the chromium directory. (Make a copy somewhere if you have bookmarks etc that you don't want to lose.) When you restart Chromium, it will then create a default configuration - see if that is any more stable for you.
It might also be worth removing and reinstalling the two packages which include the browser and its customisations - chromium-browser and rpi-chromium-mods, just in case something has got corrupted or out of sync somewhere. (You may need to reinstall scratch2 if you remove rpi-chromium-mods.)
I have been able to repeat the crash mentioned above on animated GIFs in Reddit - we're going to investigate and see if this is an upstream Chromium issue or something we've caused, and we'll try to get a fix out soon. If people could post a couple of examples of YouTube videos here which cause the problem, I can try them on a clean image and see if this is a preferences issue or a more serious problem.
Bear in mind that Chromium has never run very well on Pi 0 or Pi 1, and this new release will probably not change that - it should however run acceptably on Pi 2 and Pi 3.
For my case, I preformed an upgrade of a Jessie image. I'll see if I can make a brand new stretch image later today.
I tried deleting ~/.config/Chromium and it made no difference.
I also tried removing chromium-browser and rpi-chromium-mods. Upon reinstall the issue was still there.
It's not just gif's on reddit that cause the issue. I have problems in discord chat when someone posts something animated. I read a lot of technical info on the web, so I don't go to other sites much. If there is a list of site you would like me to test, I am willing to try.
I don't have an example of youtube videos that crash because I can't go to youtube's home page without getting the "Aw Snap" message.
I am running on a non-overclocked RPI3, for reference.
Edit - Someone suggested trying a stable version of chromium. I tried that with chromium_60.0.3112.78-1-deb9u1_armhf. It installed, but scrolling on any webpage was running the CPU at 100%. That lasted about 2 minutes before I uninstalled and went back to the stretch packaged chromium.