1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is chrome really dead? Blank screen issue

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sk8harddiefast, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    Hi guys.
    Yesterday i open chrome and i had this issue.
    Chrome not loading nothing! Just a blank screen!
    I search on google and i found that there is serious issue with chrome and thousands of windows/unix users have the same problem.
    Anyone who knows what happens?
     
  2. zeiz

    zeiz New Member

    Messages:
    691
    Thanks Received:
    54
    Could you drop the funeral link?
    I just opened Chrome and it's still alive (at least the reincarnation at mine :))
     
  3. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    I don't speak very good english but googling i understood that something goes wrong with chrome.
    If you google: Chrome not loading any page, Chrome shows blank screen etc you will find a lot of results
    With a very quick search i found this.
    http://jueseph.com/2009/09/more-sof...-doesnt-load-any-pages-displays-blank-screen/
    http://satisfaction.mint.com/mint/topics/mint_com_will_not_load_in_chrome_blank_white_screen
    http://www.google.fm/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=55803f659799bc66&hl=en
    http://www.labnol.org/software/webpages-not-opening-in-google-chrome/13041/
    http://forum.chromefans.org/chrome-suddenly-not-loading-anything-t383.html
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=1916f28bfce5a937&hl=en
    Ok. For Windows i understand. Maybe virus, roolkits. But here? Also i see some solutions but for Windows. Here what i am doing?
     
  4. adamk

    adamk New Member

    Messages:
    1,624
    Thanks Received:
    265
    So what errors does chrome give you if you run it from a terminal?

    Adam
     
  5. Nightweaver

    Nightweaver New Member

    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Works fine for me. I'm having issues with some extensions every now and then but nothing too serious. Chorme itself is working great.
     
  6. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    Code:
    chrome
    [0617/132342:WARNING:base/debug_util_posix.cc(228)] Don't know how to do this
    [40763:53715392:58348690175:ERROR:net/disk_cache/backend_impl.cc(129)] Unable to rename cache folder
    [40763:52797440:58348698673:ERROR:chrome/app/chrome_dll_main.cc(234)] Gdk: shmget failed: error 12 (Cannot allocate memory)
    
     
  7. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Messages:
    10,767
    Thanks Received:
    1,872
    Note that you need this in /etc/sysctl.conf for Chrome to work well (or else pages appear to be hanging, are rendered partially, or garbled):
    Code:
    ## http://chromium.jaggeri.com/old/README
    kern.ipc.shm_allow_removed=1
    
     
    pbd and sk8harddiefast thanked for this.
  8. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    I did it but the same results. Just opens, load google just fine but screen is blank white
     
  9. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Messages:
    10,767
    Thanks Received:
    1,872
    Did you activate the sysctl? Chrome works 99.9% here. A _very_ occasional glitch, but I've forgotten about FF by now.
     
  10. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    how to activate sysctl?
     
  11. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Messages:
    10,767
    Thanks Received:
    1,872
    # /etc/rc.d/sysctl restart
     
  12. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    Same issue. Nothing changed
     
  13. zeiz

    zeiz New Member

    Messages:
    691
    Thanks Received:
    54
    On this my install (8-STABLE, i386, KDE4) I didn't modify sysctl.conf at all and Chrome runs like never better.
    I assume you first had Chrome running fine and suddenly it failed, doesn't it?
    What changes did you do to your system in the meantime? Updates? Kernel/world rebuilds...what?
     
  14. darkshadow

    darkshadow New Member

    Messages:
    170
    Thanks Received:
    9
    ?

    my project manager has the same issue on linux , he just told that after killing chrome process for many time it work well
     
  15. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    Yes. I was not using chrome for a while but everyday i am doing ports update/upgrade. And now i open it and suddenly i have a blank screen.
     
  16. zeiz

    zeiz New Member

    Messages:
    691
    Thanks Received:
    54
    3 alsa ports were commited recently. Did you successfully replaced original ("alien") alsa ports first required by Chrome with the new ones?
    What's your Chrome version and do you still have its port intact?
     
  17. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
    No. I guess that portsnap did that. If not, how to do it?
    After recompile all my packages finally chrome worked :)
     
  18. sprewell

    sprewell New Member

    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    7
    On FreeBSD, this problem is probably related to that last line of debug output that you pasted:

    Code:
    ERROR:chrome/app/chrome_dll_main.cc(234)] Gdk: shmget failed: error 12 (Cannot allocate memory)
    

    The free build of Chromium relies on SysV shared memory to pass rendered webpages between processes, which is why the kern.ipc.shm_allow_removed=1 flag helps it perform better. My guess is that you probably upgraded to FreeBSD 7.3 or some newer version of FreeBSD that broke compatibility. For example, builds compiled on FreeBSD 7.3 will fail on 7.2 with the same shmget error. I have moved the subscriber builds to file-backed sharing, which is what the Windows and Mac Chromium builds use.
     
  19. Sennaar

    Sennaar New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Any universal solution so far?

    I also have blank pages with multiple dying threads
    Code:
     Thread 3c35000 has exited with leftover thread-specific data after 4 destructor iterations 


    Tried everything above, none works.
     
  20. sk8harddiefast

    sk8harddiefast Active Member

    Messages:
    2,031
    Thanks Received:
    158
  21. draco003

    draco003 New Member

    Messages:
    61
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Just for future reference if anybody came across this thread

    Giving kern.ipc.shmall a higher value will solve this problem

    # sysctl kern.ipc.shmall=17731

    to make it work on boot :

    # echo 'kern.ipc.shmall=17731' >> /etc/sysctl.conf

    Thanks to mgmartin for pointing out: http://forums.freebsd.org/showpost.php?p=59927&postcount=7