google chrome performance getting worse ... maybe not

I've been noticing that my google chrome, the lord of speed, has been just not running as fast as it used to. I also read a recent blog post about some very significant improvements in the speed of firefox. That had me wondering, but not enough to really dig in until today. I think I found an issue on Ubuntu ...

Today I was looking at $HOME/.xsession-errors and noticed the following line:

[9:9:671762708:ERROR:nss_util.cc(397)] Error initializing NSS without a persistent database: libsoftokn3.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied

I did some searching and found a few bug reports for chromium and in particular issue 91962 and also one for Ubuntu in Launchpad bug 881607.

I just implemented the workaround listed in the chromium report:


sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/nss/ /usr/lib/nss

This might need to be adjusted for 64 bit to link to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/nss/ instead if that is what you're running.

I also added the following for good measure:


sudo ldconfig

Since I restarted chrome the error has gone away and the browser has. been feeling more peppy.

\@matthias