[CentOS] Problem with chromium 89.0.4389.82

Mon Apr 5 16:49:59 UTC 2021
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On 04/05/2021 12:31 PM, Simon Matter wrote:
>> On 04/05/2021 11:56 AM, H wrote:
>>> On 04/05/2021 01:38 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 4 Apr 2021 21:32:03 -0400
>>>> H wrote:
>>>>> Here are two typical examples:
>>>> Javascript is disabled?
>>> No, just checked that Javascript is allowed in the browser settings.
>>> When I load the browser and try to access eg nytimes.com I see
>>> "Establishing secure connection" in the bottom infobar and that's where
>>> it seems to get stuck.
>>> I wonder if some other software was also updated and the new version of
>>> that not loaded until I had to reload the browser and is the root cause
>>> of the problem??
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>> Continuing to research this and while googling - using Firefox since that
>> does not work either for me right now - I found some mention of a
>> temporary fix of changing proxy settings. I went to the Advanced/proxy
>> settings in my chromium and get an error message:
>> --
>> When running Chromium under a supported desktop environment, the system
>> proxy settings will be used. However, either your system is not supported
>> or there was a problem launching your system configuration.
>> But you can still configure via the command line. Please see |man
>> chromium-browser| for more information on flags and environment variables.
>> --
>> Very weird. I have not used a proxy on this computer but this might be the
>> reason for my problem? Anyone else have had similar problem?
> Some of our users wanted Chrome instead of Firefox so we installed
> Chromium from EPEL for them. Over the time, we had several problems where
> a build didn't work and also updates were not in time. We also had
> problems where some people were able to run chromium while others were
> unable to launch it with their profile, even on the same host.
> We solved the issue by removing chromium completely and told our users
> that Firefox has to be used :-)
> Regards,
> Simon
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I understand but Firefox does not render all pages correctly as it seems to misinterpret css. And, it is always to have more than one browser installed as I have just discovered.

I found a work-around: launching chromium-browser from a terminal window with the argument --no-proxy-server. This launches the sites I listed in my post without any problems. It thus seems the proxy settings somehow have been messed up, perhaps one time when I unceremoniously killed the app from the command line...

I now need to find out how to reset the proxy settings in chromium since I am unable to access it from the settings menu in the browser.