I'm experiencing some problems using Chromium on Ubuntu : while Firefox works perfectly, Chromium will... Behave strangely, not being able to use the features provided by some websites like Facebook, Google+ or even Google Support.
For example, on Facebook when I click on a picture, it will show up in a box where you can comment, like, identify people and so on.
Up to this, everything works perfectly, but if I try to click on something the page doesn't respond anymore, freezing on that picture. The title written in the tab and the URL both say that I'm not on the picture anymore but the page won't change. When I change to another tab and then come back to the one I'm experiencing problems, the whole page displays a black screen BUT the cursor becomes this cute little hand, detecting the links.
There is another strange thing : when experiencing this problem the only way to get out of the page is to close the tab or to move to another tab within Chromium. When I tried to switch to another software while being on the guilty page in Chromium, the page stays on foreground, hiding the other software.
What I tried
I looked for answered questions like mine before posting like here, there or others I don't remember but nothing worked.
I tried to uninstall Chromium, then uninstall Virtualbox guest additions, then reinstall both but it wasn't better. Adding resources to the VM neither didn't do anything.
I use a laptop with Windows 7 emulating Ubuntu 13.04 via Virtualbox (the VM has more resources than it needs).
Windows, Ubuntu, Chromium and Virtualbox are all up to date :
- Chromium : Version 28.0.1500.71
- Ubuntu : 13.04 (all packages up to date)
- Windows 7 : Nothing showed in Windows Update
- Virtualbox & guest additions : Version 4.2.18 r88780
The laptop is a Sony VAIO SVE1711X1E/B (here on a french website)
Here's the result of
sudo lshw -c video :
*-display NON-RÉCLAMÉ description: VGA compatible controller produit: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter fabriquant: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH identifiant matériel: 2 information bus: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 00 bits: 32 bits horloge: 33MHz fonctionnalités: vga_controller bus_master configuration: latency=0 ressources: mémoire:e0000000-e7ffffff
Thanks a lot for reading this post, any help will be greatly appreciated :)