Ubuntu chromium snap error

I have done that and after a reboot or after a day or 2 I get the snap error. I always use the command supplied in the linux Channels DVR doc.

apt-get install chromium-browser xvfb

Same here - that is the command I used when I installed it. sudo apt install chromium-browser

In my experience, snapd only causes problems. It should be taken out back behind the woodshed and shot.



Thanks that looks like it might be a solution great find. Ran the commands and will try again.

Edit everything Authenticated no snap errors.

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Awesome! I will give this a shot.

I think uninstalling snap killed Docker. SMH

Oops. I don't use Docker, so I guess I shouldn't have an issue there. I will have a play around with this tomorrow

I just re-installed docker it is working again.

This morning I just uninstalled chromium, purged it and then uninstalled snapd and purged it and then ran the "hold" setting on snapd. I then tested again by trying to install chromium again and did get the error that snapd was held back, so it didn't install.

I went back to Channels to verify the TVE channels wouldn't work but they still play fine. I then set a recording for Lone Star Law and it is recording just fine.

I then went in to verify I don't have Chrome installed and it doesn't find Chrome and I double checked that Chromium isn't installed.

How is this possible? Is there something else I am missing to check if one of these two browsers are installed or not?

I get that too but TVE has never worked better did a full rescan and everything authorized ....

The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 chromium-browser : PreDepends: snapd but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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So you're saying that chromium isn't installed on your server as well but TVE is still working?

I get that same message when I put in sudo apt install chromium-browser - which is fine and what I wanted, just odd that TVE is working still.

It is working great even all the discovery channels that were having problems ...

Interesting. Ok then, I will keep it as it is since I didn't need a browser for anything else on this server. It is just for running Channels.

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Did you try fixing Chrome in troubleshooting on the web browser ?

I hadn't this time around but just did.


It's a mystery ... but it works. I still cannot find chrome on my server. SMH

OK So I am in the same boat. Last night I noticed that my TVE recordings didn't happen. I found this error when tuning a channel via TVE:
/system.slice/channels-dvr.service is not a snap cgroup

So I removed Chromium (and all dependencies) and then reinstalled. No go
Went to troubleshooting and Channels said my Chrome installation was corrupted. I clicked the button to fix. No go
Then I removed Chromium and tried to tune a TVE source. No go
Went to Troubleshooting and clicked the button to fix Chrome. FIXED, TVE works great now
SO after uninstalling Chromium TVE works.

Looked at the logs and it appears that Channels installed Chromium on its own???

The only thing that I changed on my end was I did an OS upgrade to 22.04.1 from 20.04 but TVE worked great for a week after that. I guess I am a bit confused here. @tmm1 do we need to not manually install Chromium anymore and just let Channels do it?

2022/12/15 00:41:18.705144 registry.ping url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/
2022/12/15 00:41:18.830224 registry.manifest.get url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/chromedp/headless-shell/manifests/97.0.4692.56 repository=chromedp/headless-shell reference=97.0.4692.56
2022/12/15 00:41:19.098832 registry.blob.download url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/chromedp/headless-shell/blobs/sha256:ffbb094f4f9e7c61d97c2b409f3e8154e2621a5074a0087d35f1849e665d0d34 repository=chromedp/headless-shell digest=sha256:ffbb094f4f9e7c61d97c2b409f3e8154e2621a5074a0087d35f1849e665d0d34
2022/12/15 00:41:19.828682 registry.blob.download url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/chromedp/headless-shell/blobs/sha256:9b14f784f92a19552c6301741f4299a599c5ddd79c4d2343f449baabc840079b repository=chromedp/headless-shell digest=sha256:9b14f784f92a19552c6301741f4299a599c5ddd79c4d2343f449baabc840079b
2022/12/15 00:41:20.061210 registry.blob.download url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/chromedp/headless-shell/blobs/sha256:a315ff4312e7298a86768350b0385281a5532eb1f8497f4680de8e3189a07894 repository=chromedp/headless-shell digest=sha256:a315ff4312e7298a86768350b0385281a5532eb1f8497f4680de8e3189a07894
2022/12/15 00:41:21.701222 registry.blob.download url=https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/chromedp/headless-shell/blobs/sha256:8a83912a086faffe21f33bc6cb5a881bcb61ff7a23d0b8bfa9198fe9ddb54dd9 repository=chromedp/headless-shell digest=sha256:8a83912a086faffe21f33bc6cb5a881bcb61ff7a23d0b8bfa9198fe9ddb54dd9

Channels will install chromium if not found on the system. Generally the system version is preferred, but seems like snap is not working reliably anymore. In the past the bundled chrome didn't work on Ubuntu so the system snap was required.


When Channels doesn't find Chromium installed, does Channels install an outdated version?

I ask because I'm using Ubuntu server, and I can get my YouTube TV login to work with TVE using the latest version of Chromium. However it only works until snapd updates or I reboot, then I get the snapd errors.

I can remove snapd and mark it on hold, which breaks the Chromium package that I installed, so I uninstall it too. Channels then installs a version of Chromium that works without snapd which is awesome- but YouTube TV doesn't work with it, giving this error-
":warning: Connection Lost- Blocked by Google: This browser or app may not be secure"

(When I reinstalled snapd and the latest Chromium, YTTV works again- until the snapd error shows.)

Since YTTV works with TVE on Ubuntu server with the latest Chromium until the snapd error shows, it has me wondering if the version Channels installs just needs an update. Thanks!

Had exactly the same issue. Disable snap and then uninstall chrome. Go back into channels web admin and run the troubleshooting. It will install chrome on its own and you will be good to go.

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