Chrome and Brave wont open anymore

For the last 4 days I cant open Chrome or Brave. I click on the chrome or brave icon and nothing happen. No error, no loading, just a big nothing. I unistall, deleted the config files, etc. But I'm not an expert and dont know what I can do now.

I don't know what change in my computer for this to happen but it is what it is! I don't have much information and I dont really know how to get the information you guys would need to fix my problem so i'm jjust wondering if i'm the only one with this problem.

Firefox and Chromium works fine but I cant sync my google accounts with them :frowning_face:

My english is not very good so dont hesitate to ask for more information or for precision and i'll google translate if needed.

Try Installing Brave from the terminal,

To Remove Brrave

sudo apt remove brave-browser brave-keyring
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-*.list

To Install Brave

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser
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I tried this but when I click on Brave it still dosent open and I get this in the monitor.


Try Installing other browser's like opera
How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu [Easy Way].

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Opera is up and running. Chrome and Brave are not starting

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Can you test launching the brave browser from terminal using the disable gpu flag?

brave-browser --disable-gpu

Can you please relay the results seen in terminal?

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There is nothing to relay, the cursor just blink for about 30-40 seconds then it stop and nothing happen :frowning_face:

In terminal can you please run

snap list

and

flatpak list

and see if you have Brave installed as either a Snap or a Flatpak in addition to as a .deb?

Cant see chrome or brave in those lists :confused:

mathieu@thinkpad:~$ snap list
Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes
bare 1.0 5 latest/stable canonicalâś“ base
chromium 105.0.5195.52 2076 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
chromium-ffmpeg 0.1 30 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
core18 20220830 2560 latest/stable canonicalâś“ base
core20 20220805 1611 latest/stable canonicalâś“ base
cups 2.4.2-2 774 latest/stable openprintingâś“ -
gnome-3-28-1804 3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67 161 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
gnome-3-34-1804 0+git.3556cb3 77 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
gnome-3-38-2004 0+git.891e5bc 115 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
gtk-common-themes 0.1-81-g442e511 1535 latest/stable canonicalâś“ -
indicator-sound-switcher 2.3.9 91 latest/stable yktoo -
onlyoffice-desktopeditors 7.1.1 121 latest/stable onlyofficeâś“ -
opera 90.0.4480.84 197 latest/stable opera-softwareâś“ -
ora 4.0.10 166 latest/stable ora-pmâś“ -
phpstorm 2022.2.1 289 latest/stable jetbrainsâś“ classic
postman 9.29.0 183 v9/stable postman-incâś“ -
quectel-firmware-switch 0.1.3 10 latest/stable lenovo-snapâś“ -
snapd 2.56.2 16292 latest/stable canonicalâś“ snapd
mathieu@thinkpad:~$ flatpak list
Name Application ID Version Branch Origin Installation
AnyDesk com.anydesk.Anydesk 6.1.1 stable flathub system
Discord com.discordapp.Discord 0.0.19 stable flathub system
Cipher com.github.arshubham.cipher 2.5.0 stable flathub system
Barrier com.github.debauchee.barrier 2.3.4 stable flathub system
Foliate com.github.johnfactotum.Foliate 2.6.4 stable flathub system
Tor Browser Launcher com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher 0.3.5 stable flathub system
Minder com.github.phase1geo.minder 1.14.0 stable flathub system
Xournal++ com.github.xournalpp.xournalpp 1.1.1 stable flathub system
qView com.interversehq.qView 5.0 stable flathub system
Furtherance com.lakoliu.Furtherance 1.5.3 stable flathub system
Microsoft Teams com.microsoft.Teams 1.5.00.10453 stable flathub system
OBS Studio com.obsproject.Studio 28.0.1 stable flathub system
Blanket com.rafaelmardojai.Blanket 0.6.0 stable flathub system
Slack com.slack.Slack 4.27.156 stable flathub system
Steam com.valvesoftware.Steam 1.0.0.74 stable flathub system
HomeBank fr.free.Homebank 5.5.5 stable flathub system
HandBrake fr.handbrake.ghb 1.5.1 stable flathub system
OpenToonz io.github.OpenToonz 1.6.0 stable flathub system
Kooha io.github.seadve.Kooha 1.2.1 stable flathub system
Scribus net.scribus.Scribus 1.5.8 stable flathub system
Color Picker nl.hjdskes.gcolor3 2.4.0 stable flathub system
Ardour org.ardour.Ardour 6.9.0 stable flathub system
Blender org.blender.Blender 3.2.2 stable flathub system
Codecs org.blender.Blender.Codecs stable flathub system
darktable org.darktable.Darktable 4.0.0 stable flathub system
FileZilla org.filezillaproject.Filezilla 3.60.1 stable flathub system
FreeCAD org.freecadweb.FreeCAD 0.20.1.29410 stable flathub system
TAP-plugins org.freedesktop.LinuxAudio.Plugins.TAP 1.0.1 21.08 flathub system
SWH org.freedesktop.LinuxAudio.Plugins.swh 0.4.17 21.08 flathub system
Freedesktop Platform org.freedesktop.Platform 21.08.15 21.08 flathub system
Freedesktop Platform org.freedesktop.Platform 22.08.1 22.08 flathub system
i386 org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386 21.08 flathub system
i386 org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386 22.08 flathub system
Mesa org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default 21.1.8 20.08 flathub system
Mesa org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default 21.3.9 21.08 flathub system
Mesa org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default mesa-22.1.7 22.08 flathub system
default org.freedesktop.Platform.GL32.default 21.08 flathub system
Mesa org.freedesktop.Platform.GL32.default mesa-22.1.7 22.08 flathub system
Intel org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 20.08 flathub system
Intel org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 21.08 flathub system
Intel org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 22.08 flathub system
i386 org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel.i386 21.08 flathub system
i386 org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel.i386 22.08 flathub system
ffmpeg-full org.freedesktop.Platform.ffmpeg-full 21.08 flathub system
openh264 org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.0 flathub system
openh264 org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.3.0 flathub system
Feeds org.gabmus.gfeeds 1.0.3 stable flathub system
Break Timer org.gnome.BreakTimer 2.1.0 stable flathub system
GNOME Network Displays org.gnome.NetworkDisplays 0.90.4 stable flathub system
Password Safe org.gnome.PasswordSafe 5.1 stable flathub system
GNOME Application Platform versio… org.gnome.Platform 3.38 flathub system
GNOME Application Platform versio… org.gnome.Platform 40 flathub system
GNOME Application Platform versio… org.gnome.Platform 41 flathub system
GNOME Application Platform versio… org.gnome.Platform 42 flathub system
ZorinBlue-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinBlue-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinGreen-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinGreen-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOrange-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinOrange-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOrange-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinOrange-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurple-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinPurple-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurple-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinPurple-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-Dark org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-Light org.gtk.Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Light 3.22 zorinos system
Inkscape org.inkscape.Inkscape 1.2.1 stable flathub system
Adwaita theme org.kde.KStyle.Adwaita 5.15 flathub system
Adwaita theme org.kde.KStyle.Adwaita 5.15-21.08 flathub system
KDE Application Platform org.kde.Platform 5.15 flathub system
KDE Application Platform org.kde.Platform 5.15-21.08 flathub system
KDE Application Platform org.kde.Platform 6.3 flathub system
QGnomePlatform org.kde.PlatformTheme.QGnomePlatform 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePlatform org.kde.PlatformTheme.QGnomePlatform 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePlatform org.kde.PlatformTheme.QGnomePlatform 6.3 flathub system
QtSNI org.kde.PlatformTheme.QtSNI 5.15 flathub system
QtSNI org.kde.PlatformTheme.QtSNI 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePlatform-decoration …e.WaylandDecoration.QGnomePlatform-decoration 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePlatform-decoration …e.WaylandDecoration.QGnomePlatform-decoration 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePlatform-decoration …e.WaylandDecoration.QGnomePlatform-decoration 6.3 flathub system
Kdenlive org.kde.kdenlive 22.08.0 stable flathub system
Krita org.kde.krita 5.1.0 stable flathub system
Mixxx DJ Software org.mixxx.Mixxx 2.3.3 stable flathub system
Twine org.twinery.Twine 2.3.16 stable flathub system
Kodi tv.kodi.Kodi 19.4-Matrix stable flathub system

At first, I began to wonder if something is wrong with your GPG. But then, I tried a net search on the issue of Brave Browser not launching... and found a slew of other users reporting the same issue and symptoms.
I have not seen any satisfactory answer. I have seen other people say they searched the issue and found nothing...

I have noted that in several cases, the user says it happened after Brave was updated.
That may or may not be exclusive to Brave Browser.

Have you tried purging Brave and any configuration files (check your ~./config and ~./local to be sure) and then installing an older previous version from a .deb package?
If that works, it would help to narrow down the likely cause.

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I will try installing an older version. The problem is also with chrome. I already purge all config files from both software :confused:

Just a guess here. Were they both flatpack?
When you open the software center - Software, does it say 1 next to update? And would that be Freedesktop platform?
I just had that issue, Brave would take forever to launch. And then I'd get an update error msg. Fixed it by running:
flatpak repair XXXX (XXXX is your user name)
flatpak update

That fixed it for me. Something about 20.08 being at end of life.

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