Ubuntu – All browsers crashing after upgrade


After system update yesterday, all browsers on Ubuntu 11.10 seem to be crashing. The system is almost unusable because browsers have been essential these days. There is no way to use any browser for more than 2 minutes. I tried the steps mentioned in a related issue like
reinstalling nvidia-drivers and libvdpau1 but those did not help.
I am um unable to see any open bugs too.

Best Answer

  • it's something in the kernel. booting into -17 rather than the new -18 solves the problem (i had the same issue)...

    This is after a kernel upgrade which happened yesterday. The following Launchpad bug tracks that


    And here the patch for solving the issue.


    The patched kernel solved the problem for me. I think, the next kernel upgrade should resolve it.