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The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:04:13 am »
Hi all, this is more of an observational update.  I use Google Chrome as my default web browser.  I have a perpetual problem the way Ice SSBs interact with it.  Before anyone suggests it.  I don't use Chromium Browser because it always acts really flaky with Flash/Pepperflash on my system  :(

The issue I have with Ice and Google Chrome is that the site favicons and selected icons in both .png and .xpm formats don't show in either the SSB window or in the LXPanel.  I just get a generic piece of paper with a blue header in the SSBs and a dog eared piece of paper or, the Google Chrome wheel in the LXPanel.  The exception to this was Google Chrome Version 36 - it worked perfectly.  This version is now no longer supported - go figure  >:(.  I've upgraded to the current stable Version 39.  The upside is, I can now play Netflix natively.  The downside is the SSB issue still persists - well almost!  After I open an Ice SSB, the now expected generic pieces of paper with the blue header appear in the top left hand corner of the SSB.  In the LXPanel the Google Chrome wheel shows.  If after the SSB has opened I perform a refresh.  Low and behold, the favicons show up in both the SSB windows and in the LXPanel.  They are not very stable and after a few minutes they sometimes revert back to their generic form.  It is an improvement though.  I'm really surprised that no one else on the forum is experiencing this Google flakiness - weird eh  :-\!!
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 08:17:16 am »
Have you tried

a) clearing the browser cache

b) clearing the Chrome settings altogether
(be aware this will take Chrome completely back to defaults .. but is undo-able)

With Chrome closed:
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mv -v ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/google-chrome-oldthen starting Chrome

c) renaming your user cache directory:

again with Chrome closed:
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mv -v ~/.cache ~/.cache-oldthen log off/on before testing Chrome
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 11:04:25 am »
It was worth a try but no change.  Never mind, roll on version 40  ;D.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 11:29:19 am »
Does it do it in the guest account ?
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 12:15:49 pm »
I'd forgotten about the guest account.  The first thing I get when I open that is an error message.
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No Session for pid 24003
None of the pre-made SSBs will open because they are made for the Chromium Browser that has been removed.  Google Chrome won't open at all.  That's all she wrote, so to speak  ;).
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 12:24:05 pm »
The session ID thing is a known bug that affects Lubuntu 14.04 too (and any distro  based off it), but isn't supposed to cause any issues once dismissed.

I get the pre-made-SSB thing, but I'd have expected Chrome to work.

Lemme test Chrome in na gest session on mine .. BRB.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 12:32:17 pm »
OK, another known issue, and sommat to do with the google-chrome and chromium-browser sandboxing

Chrome *will* start in a guest session if started with:
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 12:53:33 pm »
I made a couple of Chrome SSBs in the guest account.  Neither would open.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 01:05:59 pm »
You'd need to edit the SSB manually to contain the --no-sandbox option
(~/.local/share/applications)

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Exec=google-chrome --no-sandbox --app=http://entanglement.gopherwoodstudios.com/
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 01:48:37 pm »
Yup, the Google Chrome SSBs created in the Guest Account behave in the same goofy way as they do in the standard User Account.  I have to refresh the page for the site favicons to work.  They are also very unstable and frequently fail and revert to the generic images.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2014, 02:06:29 pm »
Must be sommat to do with the interaction between googles new AURA graphics engine and your graphics card/drivers

What happens if you start Chrome with the --disable-gpu flag
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google-chrome --disable-gpuor have we already tried this ?

or possibly
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google-chrome --ignore-gpu-blacklist
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2014, 02:10:21 pm »
No, we've not tried this.  I'll give it a whirl.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2014, 02:25:22 pm »
That made no difference with either argument   :-\.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 03:42:21 pm »
same thing all i get is a piece of papper icon too.
i actually tried to log in as guest and it actually just shuts my system down for some odd reason so wasn't able to test that.
now i guess i have another problem on my hands.
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Re: The way Google Chrome Ice SSBs interact
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 03:50:33 pm »
Did you enter the pass phrase: guest when trying to login to the Guest Account?
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