I have a policy file for chromium (I usually use Firefox but for Jitsi meetings I use Chromium, much better features available there) and for the past week or two it causes Chromium to crash at startup. This used to work fine up until a about two weeks ago.
The policy file is placed in /etc/chromium/policies/recommended/policy.json and contains the following:
If I remove some policies I get different results depending on if Chromium is set as default browser or not.
Here are the outcomes of a few tests I have done:
- Set Chromium as default browser
a. Have the full policy file = browser crashes on startup
b. Remove policies that start with “Default” = browser starts and is happy to continue
- Set Firefox as default browser
a. Have full policy file = chromium crashes on startup
b. Remove policies that start with “Default” = chromium starts, shows a banner on top that says it is not the default browser, I click a cross to the right on the banner to get rid of it and then chromium crashes.
c. Remove all policies = the same as option b.
Can anyone see if the same thing happens with them? Or is this something specific to my system?