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:

[] Error initializing NSS without a persistent database: 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.


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