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#1 2020-03-13 10:35:45

Lander1
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Registered: 2019-08-03
Posts: 7

Chromium Screen Blanking after Update with solution.

Long story short, didn't update for a week whilst I was working in another OS, updated yesterday.

  Since then whenever Chromium is open on Youtube or Facebook, the screen goes blank and then wakes up with a keyboard press or mouse click, then goes blank again a second or two later, does this repeatedly and persistently, making it unusable.

I performed another full system update, no change in behaviour.
I disabled hardware acceleration in chromium, no change in behaviour.
I re-installed the Nvidia package, no change in behaviour.
I cleared the browser cache and cookies, no change in behaviour.

Finally, I re-installed the Chromium package, this resolved the issue for me.

I hope this helps anyone else who finds this issue.

Last edited by Lander1 (2020-03-13 10:56:21)

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#2 2020-03-13 11:20:57

Lander1
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Registered: 2019-08-03
Posts: 7

Re: Chromium Screen Blanking after Update with solution.

EDIT: Problem is still intermittent with youtube but appears to be resolved for Facebook.  I think this may be a Chromium Experiment going awry with screen focus or something...

If this continues I may have to look at either rolling back the version by a week or maybe changing to another browser alltogether.

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#3 2020-03-21 02:00:16

Lander1
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Registered: 2019-08-03
Posts: 7

Re: Chromium Screen Blanking after Update with solution.

This issue was difficult to track down but appears to be a bug in xfce4 power manager.  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=253593

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