Chrome crashes fedora 20

asked 2015-05-07 16:50:53 -0500

buck gravatar image

updated 2015-05-08 03:12:14 -0500

The facts:

a) Below steps were done twice this week always installing fedora from scratch

b) Install fedora 20 in an old lenovo thinkpad (X61s)

c) get google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm (chrome 32 bit for fedora)

d) Run installation with no apparent issues

e) I can find chrome as an application but if I run it fedora crashes (black screen). I cannot find it in the list of software so cant uninstall

d) After re-start by power off EVEN FIREFOX starts to crash fedora!

What on earth is going on?

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Although it won't appear in the Gnome Software Center, you should still be able to sudo yum remove google-chrome to remove Chrome via Terminal.

A few other things, did you update your system prior to / after installing Chrome? sudo yum update Also, keep in mind SELinux might also be causing problems (check /var/log/audit/audit.log. When installing it on my own system (Fedora 21) I receive alerts for chrome-sandbox.

Having the system crash even when using Firefox points to some bigger issues that I'm not able to help you with. Hopefully someone with more experience can. Best of luck

Shad0w_Crux gravatar imageShad0w_Crux ( 2015-05-07 22:37:36 -0500 )edit

Indeed a large system update ran overnight and now everything seems to work. I wonder if gave me the last update available when I ran just couple of days ago.

buck gravatar imagebuck ( 2015-05-08 03:05:26 -0500 )edit

Does it show any error message if you open google-chrome from the terminal?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-05-08 05:45:40 -0500 )edit