Unresponsive Desktop - Google Chrome

asked 2016-05-27 11:27:17 -0500


I have an issue with my Fedora 23 Workstation Gnome Desktop.

My browser of choice is Chrome which I run on a Gnome DE with a handful of extensions added to the shell. Extensions include Places Indicator, Weather Indicator, Caffeine, Workspace Indicator, Top Panel Workspace Scroll, and Dynamic Transparent Top Panel.

Issue being is that when running Chrome the browser becomes unresposive and freezes. This in turn causes the DE to become unresponsive as well - i.e.-No Hot Top Left Corner or Right Corner and none of my installed extensions work. When I'm using any other app or specifically Firefox I have zero issues. I generally have 2-3 tabs open in Chrome and thought that may be a cause but even with only one tab open the issue persists.

Is there something with Chrome causing this issue or is there a know issue outside of Chrome with the DE that is the culprit?

Again, any and all help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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Welcome to ask.fedora. The next time this happens, switch to a text console with Ctrl-Alt-F2, log in and run top. This will show you what programs are using the most resources, and how much in real time. Chrome will probably be at the top of the list and be using almost all of your CPU, but maybe not. Once you know, use Q to end top, log out and use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to return to the GUI. Then, add a comment reporting on what you found and we'll go from there.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-05-27 14:37:59 -0500 )edit

I followed the above instructions when Chrome locked up hitting Ctrl-Alt-F2 was not responsive at all. For the fun of it I duplicated my browsing at the point of the locked screen in Firefox which was 3 tabs - CNN, Gmail and Twitter. With Firefox my system ran perfectly even after I opened 2 additional tabs. I will attempt the above directions again when the opportunity arises.

crazyporscheman gravatar imagecrazyporscheman ( 2016-05-27 20:25:07 -0500 )edit