I am no longer able to run Chromium or Chrome as a normal user (though I can run as root). I have tried rebooting, reinstalling both applications, moving .config files, changing gtk themes, and running as a different (=new) user. None of these make any difference (i.e. both still refuse to run). Not only do they refuse to run, but they do not produce any error messages nor do they time-out (even when run from commandline).
Here is the output of running
I can't find anything which is obviously flagged as an error, though there are a number a 'missing file/directory' messages like this:
open("tls/x86_64/libdbus-1.so.3", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory
I'm really rather stumped at this point, and not sure what else to try.
[I'm running under Arch Linux, in case that makes a difference.]
Edit: here is the output of doing
nohup sudo strace sudo chromium -user-data-dir=/tmp for comparison (running this actually ends up with Chromium opening and functioning normally.)