Ubuntu: Google Chrome causes system freeze



Question:

I'm using xubuntu 12.04, but google chrome always causes system freezes while I'm scrolling down a webpage or a drop down box pops out.

It is quite strange that tty1 could not be switched but only my mouse can move.

So I want to know how to find out what's wrong with my chrome browser and fix the bug? Thanks.


Solution:1

Looks like your video driver gets messed up when you scroll the webpage. You can try Using Alt+PrintScreen+"REISUB" (i.e. hold Alt+PrintScreen and press R E I S U B key sequence; B might not work, so you'll have to press reset) to safely restart the system and save the logs. Then you can examine /var/log/kern.log near end of file. There'll likely be some BUG or Oops messages indicating what's going with the driver.


Solution:2

Thanks for the help of @Ruslan, I located the bug is my intel i915 video driver on linux kernel 3.2.0-39. Here is some discussion on ubuntu forum.

I switched to kernel 3.2.0-37 and it works fine for me by now.


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