These were Chrome's error messages on the command line:
ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
[11850:11915:0210/111421.109731:ERROR:bus.cc(394)] Failed to connect to the bus: Could not parse server address: Unknown address type (examples of valid types are "tcp" and on UNIX "unix")
[11850:11875:0210/111421.366506:ERROR:cert_verify_proc_nss.cc(922)] CERT_PKIXVerifyCert for translate.googleapis.com failed err=-5992
[11850:11878:0210/111421.366506:ERROR:cert_verify_proc_nss.cc(922)] CERT_PKIXVerifyCert for clientservices.googleapis.com failed err=-5992
This turned out to be the resolution in my case:
For some stupid reason, I had set my
LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to include
/usr/local/firefox where my most recent Firefox version resides. There, Chrome finds
libnss* libraries which differ from those in
so that it is just empty, solves the problem for Chrome. (Firefox is working with or without the fix.)
I thought I'ld post this here even after it's been resolved.