I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 (16.04.3 LTS), x86_64, from a USB iso, on an Acer Aspire 5749.
Firefox works, but Chromium-browser doesn't launch. If I click the sidebar icon, it just keeps glowing but nothing happens. If I launch from terminal, I get a few error messages and the process stays open, but no windows appear, just the glowing icon on the sidebar.
The output from terminal is:
martin@martin-Aspire-5749:~$ chromium-browser [1:12:0930/125737.722024:ERROR:adm_helpers.cc(62)] Failed to query stereo recording. [2948:2981:0930/125755.876517:ERROR:connection_factory_impl.cc(386)] Failed to connect to MCS endpoint with error -137 [2948:2981:0930/125845.818562:ERROR:connection_factory_impl.cc(386)] Failed to connect to MCS endpoint with error -137 [2948:2981:0930/125948.150181:ERROR:connection_factory_impl.cc(386)] Failed to connect to MCS endpoint with error -137 [2948:2948:0930/130026.393156:ERROR:account_tracker.cc(328)] OnGetTokenFailure: Connection failed (-137). [2948:2948:0930/130026.393226:ERROR:account_tracker.cc(328)] OnGetTokenFailure: Connection failed (-137).
At some point I made it work by renaming the directory
chromium-old so that a new one is created, then I renamed
chromium again and it kept working perfectly, also from the sidebar icon, so I thought I had fixed it, but then on the next reboot it failed again, and renaming that directory didn't help.
I did an
apt remove --purge chromium-browser, then installed it again, and again the trick of renaming the config/chromium directory (so that a new one is created) worked, but then it failed again after the next reboot, and now I can't make it work a third time, even after renaming (or deleting) the
.config/chromium directory and reinstalling Chromium. I'm at a loss.
BTW, Google Chrome also has this problem. I uninstalled it because I prefer Chromium.
What can I do? Is this the right place to ask? Thanks in advance!