Am I really the only person having trouble with the Google Chrome web browser while running the propretary AMD Catalyst video driver in Linux?
I pulled the AMD Catalyst driver from my Fedora 20 system to do some tests. Among the things that started working: The Google Chrome web browser, which in recent weeks kills X while running under the proprietary driver.
It turns out that Google Chrome runs fine with the open Radeon driver.
As always, AMD Catalyst giveth (cooler operation, working suspend/resume) and taketh away (Google Chrome fails, trouble updating when driver doesn't support new kernels, general wonkiness).
A couple days ago, there was a Google Chrome update, and for some reason the browser began working once again on my Fedora 20 system.
Now it's broken again.
It could have been a Mesa update in Fedora. Or something completely different. It could be the dubious AMD Catalyst/fglrx installation I have going, using Fedora 19 packages in Fedora 20.
Whatever it is, Google Chrome is broken again.
I even tried Spot's Chromium repo for Fedora. Chromium crashes X just the same.
Is it just me, or is anybody else having a problem with Chromium/Google Chrome in Fedora?
Google Chrome (using the Google repository because Fedora doesn't package Chromium) is working once again on my Fedora 20 system.
It had been broken for a few weeks. Whenever I started the browser, it would segfault and kill X.
Google pushed a new stable version of the browser today to its Fedora repository. I did the update, started Chrome and am now running it with no crashes and no problems.
I don't run Google Chrome all that often in Linux, though I run it all the time in Windows.
But I do keep Chrome, via Google's repository, on my Fedora 20 system.
So I try to run it today and it segfaults (I know because it kills X and I see "segfault" in the console messages).
I searched (yes, using Google) and couldn't find anything on this.
I can't remember if I've used this particular version of Google Chrome successfully before my most recent reinstall of AMD Catalyst (via the Fedora 19 packages in RPM Fusion).
Right now I'm unwilling to uninstall Catalyst just to test Chrome, especially because I'm primarily a Firefox user on this machine.