centos7 + chrome: unable to launch browser due to symbol lookup error

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ashkent
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centos7 + chrome: unable to launch browser due to symbol lookup error

Post by ashkent » 2018/02/20 23:54:48

recently did an upgrade (via yum) to chrome on my centos7 machine and am now unable to launch the browser (as user not root) due to this error:

/usr/bin/google-chrome: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/google-chrome: undefined symbol: gtk_widget_get_scale_factor

all the usual reboots, clean installs, and system upgrades have been done

I have scoured the various forums and have seen little duplication of this error, when I have found instances there have not been many or any responses and any 'answers' have not worked

the closest I found to addressing this issue:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/453 ... n-redhat-7

but did not change anything for me...

If anyone might have some suggestions or insights it would be much appreciated. I'm not an IT guy, just a VFX artist trying to get some loaner machines going for a project, so I'm hoping I've glossed over something simple : )

OS: CentOS Linux 7.1.1503 'Core' (x86-64)
Cinnamon version: 2.0.14
Linux Kernel: 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_64

yum install https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/goog ... x86_64.rpm

many thanks!

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Re: centos7 + chrome: unable to launch browser due to symbol lookup error

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/21 00:52:30

all the usual reboots, clean installs, and system upgrades have been done
...
OS: CentOS Linux 7.1.1503 'Core' (x86-64)
Linux Kernel: 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_64
No, they haven't. If you'd done all the "system upgrades" then you'd be on 7.4.1708 and 3.10.0-693.17.1.el7 not that ancient version.

Try yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=base,updates update and then reboot into 7.4 once it completes.
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Re: centos7 + chrome: unable to launch browser due to symbol lookup error

Post by ashkent » 2018/02/21 04:56:46

Thank you TrevorH!

I originally made the mistake of dismissing the conflicts that came up when running 'yum update', and in fact nothing was updated, as you noted.

7.4 is now installed and Chrome is working.

Cheers

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