This recently began as of two days ago, Chrome will simply close randomly during regular usage.
I'm running chrome 54.0.2840.71 on Ubuntu 14.04.
This is running on my HTPC so during streaming on Netflix, youtube, philo, etc, chrome will simply close.
When I run from terminal to observe the output, chrome will hit a segfault and stop as a segfault will do. The only other output from the terminal are regular error calls referencing a failed call to 'freedesktop.Upower.GetDisplayDevice', saying "interface "org.freedesktop.Upower doesn't exist"
I attempted to remove with purge and reinstall from a fresh deb from the chrome site but the behavior has continued. I noticed I was still logged into chrome when I started it again so perhaps some configuration data wasn't fully removed.
Has anyone else been experiencing this change in behavior? Or possibly experienced it in the past?
Edit: happened again, here's the crash output:
--2016-10-22 22:40:58-- https://clients2.google.com/cr/report Resolving clients2.google.com (clients2.google.com)... 126.96.36.199, 2607:f8b0:4006:80f::200e Connecting to clients2.google.com (clients2.google.com)|188.8.131.52|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: unspecified [text/html] Saving to: ‘/dev/fd/3’ Crash dump id: f6446bab00000000 Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Edit 2: A friend brought up a point that this only started after installing Steam client to use in home streaming. Not sure if it could be related.
Edit 3: Just reinstalled the OS and upgraded to 16.04. Everything works now, sorry to anyone experiencing something similar but a clean install might be your best bet.