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about Debian's Chromium crashes on startup
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Information 
About Chromium v68 & v69, crashes on startup.

Here are some of bugs report on Debian:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepor...bug=906548
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepor...bug=906588
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepor...bug=909635

And Debian's Chromium maintainer also already forwarded to Chromium:
#877480 - Crashes with SEGV on startup on Debian buster/sid with armhf arch
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/iss...?id=877480

So this issue is not only happened on the TinkerOS(Debian), already confirm all of armhf (32bit) Debian OS would crash too. (e.g. Raspbian OS)

Please kind to hold the Chromium package not to upgrade.
Code:
sudo apt-mark hold chromium
Or downgrade to the older but workable latest version.
Code:
wget https://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian-security/20180701T015633Z/pool/updates/main/c/chromium-browser/chromium_67.0.3396.87-1~deb9u1_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i chromium_67.0.3396.87-1~deb9u1_armhf.deb

sudo apt-mark hold chromium
ref: https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/threa...ml#pid7638

Thanks.
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#2
...or you can use my package that allows you to play Netflix and Amazon Prime videos.
https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/threa...ml#pid7840

The browser and widevine packages were downloaded from here.
https://snapshot.debian.org/package/chro...:7e:deb9u1
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#3
It looks its fixed with the latest version.
Armbian. Lightweight Debian Stretch or Ubuntu Bionic for Tinker Board.
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#4
(11-26-2018, 05:57 AM)igorpec Wrote: It looks its fixed with the latest version.

Hi Igor,

It still doesn't work...unless user changes apt repo to the sid release.

So they also guess there has some problem when builds chromium from GCC 6.
Because at the sid version, chromium was built with GCC 8 but functional.

And somehow this problem may not have much notice.
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#5
Debian, keeping mummy alive Big Grin
GCC 8 is rather tested and suited to get into.
Light blue words might be a link. Have you try to click on them? Big Grin
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#6
Is there currently a browser that works with 2.0.8? Out of the box, I mean.
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#7
(12-30-2018, 06:46 PM)bonovski Wrote: Is there currently a browser that works with 2.0.8? Out of the box, I mean.

The one which comes with 2.0.8 works: Chromium 63....

Best to force this version in synaptic package manager.
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#8
The crash occurs with Firefox-ESR, too. I strongly suspect that the problem is with an update to the X11 system, rather than either browser.

Midori still works after the update, good to know if you're stuck without a browser.

Has anyone tried marking the X11 files as noupdate?

Also unknown if new Firefox flatpak would work.
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(01-30-2019, 01:59 PM)DocJones Wrote: The crash occurs with Firefox-ESR, too.  I strongly suspect that the problem is with an update to the X11 system, rather than either browser.

Midori still works after the update, good to know if you're stuck without a browser.

Has anyone tried marking the X11 files as noupdate?

Also unknown if new Firefox flatpak would work.

We not sure where is the issue actually coming from. Looks like the GCC compile issue.
And as we knew, at any ARM 32bit (armhf) Debian 9 (stretch) device, all have this issue. (even Raspberry Pi)

Or as we also know, can install Chromium & decency package via upgrade to next Debian version's "buster (testing)" repo, those problem would be gone.

Update from Debian's issue tracker:
Quote:> I can confirm, that version 72.0.3626.7-6 is fixing the issue. Thanks a lot for
> pointing me to the unstable version.
>
> So as soon as this version enters testing, this bug report can be closed.

It can't be closed because the problem will still not be fixed in stretch.

This is only fixed in unstable since gcc 8 is now used to compile
chromium. Stretch only has gcc 6 and no one has identified yet which
compiler bug causes this or how to work around the problem with older
compilers.  For anyone that cares about this issue, figuring that out
would be very helpful.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepor...bug=906548
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#10
Hello. I am trying to get the unstable version of chromium but I can't work out how to get it with apt install. Can somebody please help me with the syntax? Thank you.
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