Bug#599812: Chrome rendering of HTML5 elements such as canvas and video crash X with xserver-xorg-video-intel
So I've now got version 2:2.12.0+shadow-2 of xserver-xorg-video-intel
installed. HTML5 still crashes X but it comes right back up again.
This is can be reproduced. Using Chrome with the following info from
Google Chrome 8.0.552.5 (Official Build 62886) dev
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.5 Safari/534.10
Command Line /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --flag-switches-begin
--disable-outdated-plugins --enable-tabbed-options --flag-switches-end
This still happens and the bug still exists in the new version.
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Cesare Leonardi <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 10/11/2010 03:43 PM, Jonathan E. Magen wrote:
>> Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel
>> Version: 2:2.9.1-4
>> Severity: important
>> When using the Chrome 7 preview release, rendering pages with
>> advanced HTML5 effects such as<canvas> and<video> will cause X to
>> crash with the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver. I suspect this might
>> be something to do with the new GPU rendering process but either way,
>> Chrome should not be able to crash X. When X crashes, the system is
>> completely unusable, does not respond to keypresses and must be power
>> cycled to become usable once more.
> Very likely an intel driver problem. However seems already fixed. Read this:
> If you can, try yourself using the intel driver from experimental.
Jonathan E. Magen