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Everything is starting to mess up.

Whenever I try to open a file dialog it just flat out crashes. I haven't been able to launch downloaded files since upgrading to Chrome 11, and for whatever reason it tries to double post a lot on OCN.

Its a shame that the alternatives on linux (firefox 4 and opera) are crappy Windows ports. Both of them work correctly though, despite being noticeably slower and (in the case of FF4) lacking in features.
    
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firefox didnt used to be a crappy windows port

are you using chrome or chromium? i believe chromium is the one you want to be using not chrome and your title says chrome i think the difference really is chrome is google taking over the world, chromium is the open source side of the project without google breathing down your neck every time you type something in your browser
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I don't mind google breathing down my neck. I have an Android phone, so not using Chrome isn't really going to do anything.


And yea.. Opera on linux is horrible. It takes 3-4 seconds just to load a thread on OCN, and with Wikipedia it actually loads the page without CSS and then renders it again with the proper style.

Firefox 4 won't even run on my laptop because of some weird error message that is apparently related to xulrunner. It works on my sig rig though. Honestly its not that bad, but I'm a vertical space nazi and from everything I've seen, the only way to remove the title bar involves a series of addons and Compiz fusion.
    
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I will admit that Firefox has become a windows port nowadays, but I still prefer it. I won't expand on why I prefer it in order to save this thread from becoming a browser war.

As for you're issues, I have never even had them and I run the Chromium developer builds.
I'd say give Chromium a try, it's the same thing and probably more stable since Google just added a Chrome version for Linux somewhat recently and the Chromium builds for Linux have been here since the start. I don't know how much Google tweaks Chromium to make Chrome, but I haven't had any issues.
Edited by Jimi - 3/22/11 at 2:58pm
post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Everything is starting to mess up.

Whenever I try to open a file dialog it just flat out crashes. I haven't been able to launch downloaded files since upgrading to Chrome 11, and for whatever reason it tries to double post a lot on OCN.

Its a shame that the alternatives on linux (firefox 4 and opera) are crappy Windows ports. Both of them work correctly though, despite being noticeably slower and (in the case of FF4) lacking in features.
I've got the same error from mine. When I tried opening Chrome, and then tried to upload a picture using the file browser, it crashed when it opened the folder.

However, this doesn't really bug me because I use Firefox, and I had Opera as a backup for Chrome. I'm thinking now of upgrading to a dev version of chromium because Google F'ed up on this one.
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@nathris: That double post thing happens to me with the old version of Chromium I have in MeeGo. I think it has something to do with the fact chromium makes multiple pings(whatever the technical fetch/connect term is) of a source as a way of improving speed. The only time I had things go to hell is when I tried putting a openSUSE rpm version on here that didn't install properly.
     
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makes multiple pings(whatever the technical fetch/connect term is) of a source as a way of improving speed.
Opens multiple connections.
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I have also never had a problem using Chromium.
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Firefox 4 won't even run on my laptop because of some weird error message that is apparently related to xulrunner.
There are AUR builds of Firefox without xulrunner as a dependency.
    
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it looks like the overall consensus for linux is taht chromium > chrome

should try the switch and see if that helps
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