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Chrome Hangs During Protractor Test Runs On Ubuntu

light-bulb-idea-icon-clipart-panda-free-clipart-images-h1fryo-clipartQuick Tip: I run Protractor tests, headlessly via XVFB, on a Ubuntu server (blog post on this to come), and was seeing Chrome annoyingly hang during test runs. I was constantly having to manually kill the chrome processes, and also an associated BrowserBlocking process. After a bunch of debugging, and searching, I finally found the solution. This simple env var fixes it:


Just add that to your .profile file, and you should be good to go.


  1. Hi there, how did you determine that was the solution?

  2. This is amazing, thank you!

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