Browser keeps crashing after few minutes opened

fed up with brave 1.3.113 crashing on launch
where until today it was fine … on Ubuntu 20.04

I took the nuclear option and purged the ubuntu package then deleted dir ~/.cache/BraveSoftware … I lost everything meaning login passwords, forms, etc … all things which should be in sync which cannot since sync currently fails to stow those … at least now after reinstall it no longer crashes on launch … this is exactly where browsers were back in the 90’s ;-)))

I just updated the browser few minutes ago and it crashes after launch. If i try to open it from the terminal i get:

[3700:3700:0207/214012.515976:ERROR:vaapi_wrapper.cc(417)] vaInitialize failed: unknown libva error
[3700:3700:0207/214012.563266:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(374)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
/usr/bin/brave-browser: line 48: 3675 Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) “HERE/brave" "@”

We can see that there are a lot of people with this problem after the last update, will there be a fix?

POSSIBLE WORKAROUND/ROOT CAUSE

Pretty sure I “fixed” this. Disabling Sync has stopped brave nightly build from crashing, it seems. Couldn’t run for more than 1-2 minutes before. Now running for about 10, all systems normal.

The solution is to downgrade. STEPS BELOW:

If you have synaptic installed on your system, here is what should work.

Launch synaptic (you will probably be prompted for your password)

Click on Search and search for brave - you should find brave-browser

Click on the brave-browser entry

On the menu select Package and then Force version…

From the dialog presented you can pick from the available versions. 1.2.43 should be listed

Click on Force Version which will close the dialog.

On the menu click Apply, answer Apply on the dialog which comes up and the old package will be downloaded and installed in place of the defective version

Finally select the brave-browser line in the list, Click Package on the menu and select Lock version. That will hold brave at 1.2.43 until you uncheck Lock version.

Those are the steps in synaptic on Linux Mint. The steps should be the same on Kubuntu.

1 Like

Yessir, on nightlies, start a new sync, browser crashes!

Can’t submit crash logs from two different computers. Where are they? I’ll upload manually

I removed this machine from a 3-way sync chain and Brave has now been stable for over 10 minutes

mrblack’s solution worked for me.

Neither downgrading nor leaving a sync chain works for me. The previous version was already crashing and I’ve just left the sync chain I had and Brave still crashed within 2 minutes.

mrblack’s solution worked for me, except that I had to downgrade to Brave 1.2.41 for the crashes to stop. Thanks for posting.

Hi everyone – sorry for the late reply.
The crashes you are all encountering are likely caused by the same known issue with Brave Sync that the team is currently addressing. Please see here for more information as well as how/where to download a hot fix update to resolve the crashing issues:

1 Like

@Mattches, Still the same issue for me:

Uploaded Crash Report ID 48a0939cf1b0afc2 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:53:24 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 5a4a8d511c66eaf3 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:53:23 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 0e4cb0e004662b97 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:53:23 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID d50a28b94c82f86d (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:53:12 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID a73a420514cc7120 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:59 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 2143d5bc3c1e9d1e (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:46 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID abb47e88f0d542a5 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:33 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID e6bbeae8a7f5e10a (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:19 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID f8134fc17d0aea76 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:05 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID bb22a29399bbb4f3 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:03 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 7d3bdabdbd2eb37e (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:52:02 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID cc67afd87e6d5e85 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:51:52 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 65525ecf34e840b0 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:51:32 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID ac3f7c44b0db97a5 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:51:12 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 530e975aec250600 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:50:49 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID da532a0191777793 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:50:37 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 997523f6790058dd (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:32:16 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 08b8a5af6caaea43 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:32:16 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 39d90c5112cf7c67 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:32:15 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 2d18ce6061bff8d7 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:31:48 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 84c7dcb0c7980747 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:29:46 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 95e70a69d22919f4 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:28:45 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 71f7d90326340dde (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:28:28 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID d36464804b69e2d4 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:28:13 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 9983d083de9d7c41 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:54 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID e6e0bc3e309c4b3b (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:54 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 8ac8d9927100ae09 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:53 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID f2cab03b72eb6e6d (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:40 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 436233fa8f90fa24 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:35 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 5ea8e88bf6f1d2d9 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:19 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 45b357a7dc554eb1 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:27:08 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 3182841fe57cec57 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:26:58 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID c40a0511ac54e132 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:26:47 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID e3b4d3f6362da60c (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:26:17 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 8043f7e045a3994c (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:26:16 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID f3a4132251ffe8f2 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:26:16 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 6bce19e0e6587862 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:25:59 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 256b9b342ef28cfb (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:25:48 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 1949d10e3758d8f5 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:25:43 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 1cdaad2adcca3643 (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:25:27 PM

Uploaded Crash Report ID 59ff28cd17bc2afc (Local Context: Brave)
Crash report uploaded on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:25:17 PM

Still crashes constantly with [Version 1.3.115 Chromium: 80.0.3987.87 (Official Build) (64-bit)] with or without Hardware Acceleration

Uploaded Crash Report ID 34bab9c3a172e4cf (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:05:02

Uploaded Crash Report ID d66f597f0739c1e6 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:05:02

Uploaded Crash Report ID 6722e2937eba7379 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:05:02

Uploaded Crash Report ID d4a9505ec436b230 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:04:49

Uploaded Crash Report ID 6faf08a2cf95fab9 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:04:38

Uploaded Crash Report ID 371d71c732406060 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:04:29

Uploaded Crash Report ID 0fa624d5507ec8cf (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:04:14

Uploaded Crash Report ID bfead64309fa67f4 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:04:04

Uploaded Crash Report ID 1ea40347bb733443 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:49

Uploaded Crash Report ID 72de4569dd0fc709 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:49

Uploaded Crash Report ID 3ab005ab65b511ad (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:49

Uploaded Crash Report ID 06669ddd74f56e6f (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:36

Uploaded Crash Report ID 8a68d7b3951d5e06 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:27

Uploaded Crash Report ID 713b8f42e299e87f (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:16

Uploaded Crash Report ID e4ffa26a9996ffa5 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:03:04

Uploaded Crash Report ID 08a535c9e081f68c (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:02:53

Uploaded Crash Report ID 9f2bc5ef5de5b1d7 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:02:41

Uploaded Crash Report ID ba62d0b3b33ed876 (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:02:25

Uploaded Crash Report ID a6779f3e061fe83d (Local Context: Brave)

Crash report uploaded on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 19:02:24

Uploaded Crash Report ID 28c53aacea47a328 (Local Context: Brave)

Also crashes in a Private Window

After many happy months using Brave I just had to switch back to Firefox because Brave was completely unusable. It kept on crashing after a random amount of time of usage, somewhere between 2 and 15 minutes.

Version 1.3.115 Chromium: 80.0.3987.87 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Every time it crashes, it becomes unresponsive and it makes other applications unresponsive as well (even the Terminal!). I am using Intel graphics drivers on an NVidia graphic card that comes with my Dell XPS 15".

Worth mentioning that 2 or 3 versions before it was working well but I don’t know what that version was.

I’m on Ubuntu 19.04.

1 Like