The brave browser worked great for me for many months. I have discovered several extensions which I enabled carefully including "The Great Suspender" so keeping tabs open doesn't consume unnecessary resources.
Last week after an update when I click the icon in the lxde menu bar I see no windows opening at all.
It's not opening a blank white window like I saw reported elsewhere, just nothing.
I believe I installed using the most current method, not snap. 1.0.1 recently came out.
$ dpkg -l | grep -i brave ii brave-browser 1.0.1 amd64 The web browser from Brave ii brave-keyring 1.7 all Brave Browser keyring and repository files
I see it's trying to open but doesn't:
$ ps -ef | grep -i brave grantbow 4732 4160 0 12:42 ? 00:00:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/brave-browser-stable grantbow 4739 4732 28 12:42 ? 00:00:09 /opt/brave.com/brave/brave grantbow 4743 4739 0 12:42 ? 00:00:00 /opt/brave.com/brave/brave --type=zygote grantbow 4747 4743 0 12:42 ? 00:00:00 /opt/brave.com/brave/brave --type=zygote grantbow 4766 4739 4 12:42 ? 00:00:01 /opt/brave.com/brave/brave --type=gpu-process --field-trial-handle=1515 8583491962856952,6341817588596150380,131072 --enable-features=NewExtensionUpdaterService,PasswordImport,SimplifyHttpsIn dicator,WebUIDarkMode --disable-features=AudioServiceOutOfProcess,AutofillServerCommunication,LookalikeUrlNavigationSug gestionsUI,NotificationTriggers,SmsReceiver,SyncUSSBookmarks,UnifiedConsent --gpu-preferences=KAAAAAAAAAAgAAAgAAAAAAAAY AABAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAA --service-request-channel-token=5765932197625944813
I looked in ~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default but didn't find anything I recognized as relevant.
I saw discussions about enabling a kernel namespace configuration like this github thread but those reports do not seem current and I am not sure a change of that type would have happened recently though it's possible.
My first concern was to backup my settings. I am not sure how to start without extensions. I saw a brave support template on the brave site but not details on how to check my settings or a process by which to narrow down the causes. Without at least a workaround to get an open window I am limited in exploring the settings very well.
$ /opt/brave.com/brave.bravewill get a window open but it's not using my profile or any of the data I want to find a way to reuse.
$ /opt/brave.com/brave/brave --type=zygote --enable-logging=stderr --v=1yields infinite messages like
[24784:24784:0100/000000.261653:ERROR:zygote_linux.cc(240)] Error reading message from browser: Socket operation on non-socket (88)