Chromium refuses to run because there is no /dev/shm

Bug #953726 reported by Rami Al-Rfou' on 2012-03-13
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Bug Description

[rmyeid@tent: ~] $ chromium-browser
[11868:11880:4392770364:ERROR:shared_memory_posix.cc(167)] Creating shared memory in /dev/shm/.org.chromium.Chromium.xmkH4s failed: No such file or directory
[11868:11880:4392771707:ERROR:shared_memory_posix.cc(170)] Unable to access(W_OK|X_OK) /dev/shm: No such file or directory
[11868:11880:4392771743:FATAL:shared_memory_posix.cc(172)] This is frequently caused by incorrect permissions on /dev/shm. Try 'sudo chmod 1777 /dev/shm' to fix.

A quick fix is
sudo ln -s /run/shm /dev/

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: chromium-browser 17.0.963.79~r125985-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Mar 13 01:09:05 2012
Desktop-Session:
 DESKTOP_SESSION = ubuntu-2d
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-ubuntu-2d:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/ubuntu-2d:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
Env:
 MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH = None
 LD_LIBRARY_PATH = None
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110901)
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-11 (1 days ago)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""

Rami Al-Rfou' (rmyeid) wrote :
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