daily chromium rants?

There’s enough room to make me unhappy with this peace of software. And I think it will become a nightmare in the future, not just for me.

$> chromium
[25462:25462:0204/225225:ERROR:chrome_browser_main_extra_parts_gtk.cc(50)] Startup refusing to run as root.

Are you fucking kidding me? Oh, wait, maybe there’s a hint in the manpage…

Chromium has hundreds of undocumented command-line flags that are added and removed at the whim of the developers.

Yeah, thanks you.

I just wanted to start the evening watching a tv show and to my surprise the pepperflashplugin was somehow gone (it just runs way better then the old gray-ish std-flashplugin). Not listed under plugins too. Its installed and I even re-installed it just to make sure. Nope. And flags from /etc/chromium/default seem to be ignored too. Trying another user…

Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1001/pulse): Permission denied

Wait, what? That’s the wrong uid, no wonder you get no access. But wtf?

I played around with disk-cache-settings (for testing purposes with tmpfs) and got this:

[29286:29318:0204/231451:ERROR:cache_creator.cc(115)] Unable to create cache

And why? Please? Maybe I should take a look at the manpage… oh, wait.

edit (6.2.)

$ chromium –debug-plugin-loading

Loading plugin /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so
Plugin /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so doesn’t have a NP_GetMIMEDescription symbol

see: http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/