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Two days ago, Update Manager said there were several pending updates. Which I didn't check (my bad) and just went for it. Left it updating all night. Next day after rebooting, Gnome Desktop wouldn't show wallpapers nor icons.

This helped me with THAT issue: Problem after update: blue screen with only the mouse cursor

But then I started using Chrome, and it just hangs/freezes after a while. Have reinstalled it several times (remove, purge, delete ./config files, etc) Also, tried Chromium with the same result!

My best guess, it's a problem with ATI video driver.

$ lspci | grep VGA   
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200/1100]

Which could be not working properly with the current (updated) kernel.

$ uname -a
Linux smarthost 3.8.0-37-generic #53~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 21:37:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

But I've tried login with latter Kernel from GRUB, with same result. So I think maybe the update, also updated the driver (or something similar).

My motherboard is Intel D102GGC2 with ATI Radeon Xpress 200 video. So I downloaded proper driver for it at: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=Legacy1&os=Linux%20x86_64

But couldn't install it, because of this:

==================================================
 ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
==================================================

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:x86_64:lib32::none:3.8.0-37-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.ejUbLW
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So I'm stuck using Firefox which is terrible slow! Any ideas anybody? Suggestions are welcome!

--- EDIT ---

When running Chrome from command line (terminal) and browsing nothing more than Google's homepage, I get this error in less than 5 minutes:

$ /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U --disable-gpu
[18793:18793:0324/110657:ERROR:profile_sync_service.cc(1311)] History Delete Directives datatype error was encountered: Delete directives not supported with encryption.
Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
[18793:18817:0324/111221:ERROR:native_backend_gnome_x.cc(475)] Keyring find failed: Error al comunicarse con gnome-keyring-daemon
Killed

On @saiarcot895's clue about using Google Sync... I opened Chrome once again from command line and tried to unsync my account. And as soon as I clic on the button to unlink my account, I get this other error:

$ /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U --disable-gpu
[21573:21573:0324/140022:ERROR:profile_sync_service.cc(1311)] History Delete Directives datatype error was encountered: Delete directives not supported with encryption.
[21573:21615:0324/140023:ERROR:download.cc(356)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates
Killed

Any ideas?

  • I have the same thing but with a nvidia g-card. So that implies it has nothing to do with the ati driver. – user260930 Mar 22 '14 at 14:55
  • What is the output if you run Chromium/Google Chrome in Terminal? Also, try the --disable-gpu flag to confirm that it is a problem with the GPU/GPU drivers. – saiarcot895 Mar 22 '14 at 15:49
  • Thanks for the reply @saiarcot895. Following your advice and while having just www.google.com opened (not browsing)... after 5 minutes, I got this : $ /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U --disable-gpu [18793:18793:0324/110657:ERROR:profile_sync_service.cc(1311)] History Delete Directives datatype error was encountered: Delete directives not supported with encryption. Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus) [18793:18817:0324/111221:ERROR:native_backend_gnome_x.cc(475)] Keyring find failed: Error al comunicarse con gnome-keyring-daemon – LCKIM Mar 24 '14 at 17:14
  • Can you edit your main question and paste the output there (to make sure nothing was cut out)? Also, are you using the sync feature? – saiarcot895 Mar 24 '14 at 17:39
  • Done @saiarcot895. Edited. Thanks for your time and patience. – LCKIM Mar 24 '14 at 20:33

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