App crashes under Antergos-Arch Linux #1577

alexis-diavatis opened this Issue Feb 16, 2014 · 31 comments

I've tested in Fedora 20 and Ubuntu (64 bit only) and works, but in Antergos (Arch derivative, I haven't test it on Arch) my app crashes immediately with:

[8493:0217/] crash dump file written to /tmp/chromium-renderer-minidump-61030a67193927c5.dmp

I have tried both 0.8.4 and 0.9.1.

The dmp file

my app repo:

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@alexis-diavatis alexis-diavatis referenced this issue in alexis-diavatis/Goops-App Feb 16, 2014

App crashes under Antergos-Arch Linux #13

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what's the version and arch of node-webkit for the dump file?


arch is 64bit, node-webkit could be 0.8.4 or 0.9.1. there is no way to verify it now :(
but it crashes on both 0.8.4 & 0.9.1.

i just read a comment that someone run it in Arch, maybe only Antergos issue?

It is not my dmp file, but I can install Antergos in vbox by 2morrow and reproduce it, if helps


Got same issue on 0.9.2-1 (for example app.nw):
$ nw app.nw
[22757:0302/] crash dump file written to /tmp/chromium-renderer-minidump-0cb092444496426e.dmp

Using Arch Linux:
$ uname -a
Linux mikebook 3.12.7-2-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan 12 13:09:09 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux


But 0.8.5 works just fine.


Same here on latest stable Arch. 0.8.5 works, but 0.9.1 and 0.9.2 crash with popcorntime app. See related issue: popcorn-team/popcorn-app#107


related? #1650


@rogerwang Would really like to get on top of this, would you possibly have the Breakpad symbols for node-webkit 64bit Linux 0.9.2 on hand? I have a crash dump if it helps.


Same problem here.


@giamfreeg If I recall correctly, the issue should be resolved by installing the ttf-ms-fonts packages from AUR.


@jorenvs I didn't have that information. Thanks!


I can confirm that 0.9.1 crashes in Arch Linux without ttf-ms-fonts installed, just had a user of my app try to install the fonts and it solved the problem for him.


I'm running Arch 64-bit and node-webkit 0.8.6. Installing ttf-ms-fonts from AUR fixed did fix this issue for me.


Yeah, I agree. All is well. You may close it now.


@ge0rge 's solution worked for me too.


I'm glad there is a solution. Please contact me next time. I'm the package maintainer in the AUR.


@rogerwang I think there should be a fallback to non-MS fonts when it can't detect the package. That or a proper error message.


I'm having the issue under Debian too.

Installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer from apt-get solves the problem. The app should work with any fonts, do you agree? And at least show a better error description.


@leonardiwagner Already suggested that!


Yeah this seems weird to me as well. If its not possible to solve it would be interesting to hear an explanation why from @rogerwang


Yes! If some developer tell me how hard it can be to solve, since I've never contributed before on the project, I volunteer as tribute to solve it!


It provides fonts for the UI as far as I can tell, however I don't see any code that directly references them, only some CSS which should fallback ...


Hello everybody!

Try fonts-liberation instead of ttf-m$corefonts-installer. It worked for me (different app, same issue).


thanks @mautematico that worked for me (issue was with gopanda2)


Solved!!! Arch 64-b
$ yaourt ttf-ms-fonts


@rogerwang rogerwang self-assigned this Aug 26, 2014

good job. I also resolved. for popcorn-app in ubuntu


My nw app in Archlinux also crashes with the similar log when I call:

var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver');
new webdriver.Builder(); // Crash
  • When I call webdriver.Builder constructor, it 100% crashes.
  • When I tried the same thing in MacOS, it worked.
  • When I use selenium-webdriver in normal node context in Archlinux, it works.
  • I installed ttf-ms-fonts but it didn't work.


$ pacman -Qi node-webkit
Name           : node-webkit
Version        : 0.10.2-2
$ uname -a
Linux localhost 3.16.1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 14 07:40:19 CEST 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Mac OSX 10.9.4 MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2010 was OK, But
Mac OSX 10.9.4 Mac mini Late 2012 also crashes node-webkit window with code above. I guess I should create another ticket so please ignore my case.


This should be working with latest version now.

In 0.13 we changed to an optimized architecture so more features can be supported, see and it's good for keeping up with Chromium upstream -- we released with Node.js v6.0 and new Chromium versions within 1 day after upstream release.

The new version would fixed many issues reported here and we're scrubbing them. This issue is closed as we believe it should be fixed. Please leave a message if it isn't and we'll reopen it.

@nwjs-bot nwjs-bot closed this Jun 24, 2016
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