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Bug#979443: chromium: desktop GUI locks up as Xorg process goes to 100%
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Phil Armstrong
2021-01-08 10:40:02 UTC
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Additionally, I’ve found that the official releases of Chrome from
Google suffer from the same problem for me, but that the beta is fine.
So it looks like it might be fixed upstream in Chrome release 88.

Phil

On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 11:30:25 +0100 Jan Luca Naumann
Dear Steve,
with the upgrade to 87.* we included the ANGLE library which manages the
OpenGL access of chromium. Maybe this is the cause of your problem.
Could you try to launch "$ chromium --use-gl=desktop"? This should
disable the usage of ANGLE.
Jan Luca Naumann
2021-01-11 16:30:02 UTC
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Michel and I just prepared an security update for unstable and
buster-security which changes the default to "desktop". This should be
soon in the archive.

Best,
Jan
After three full days of use, the desktop has not frozen again, and the
Xorg process has remained below 7% CPU use.  Should I modify the menu to
include the alternate launch command, or is there a beta version of
chromium you would like me to try?
Steve
Thanks, Jan.  I killed chromium, upgraded to 87* again, and
re-launched with the recommended command last night.  The user is back
on this morning and I'm monitoring from another machine.
Steve
Dear Steve,
with the upgrade to 87.* we included the ANGLE library which manages the
OpenGL access of chromium. Maybe this is the cause of your problem.
Could you try to launch "$ chromium --use-gl=desktop"? This should
disable the usage of ANGLE.
Best,
Jan
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2021-01-13 15:30:02 UTC
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