Problems with Chromecast in Chromium on Linux (working!)
- 02 Apr 2017: Post was created (diff)
After too long without being able to cast to my speakers, it was time to get it up and running. Started off with starting the
avahi-daemon and getting
mdns up and running. That made me able to find the chromecast device in the local mDNS group, but Chromium saw nothing.
Assuming you have chromium installed already. My version information:
$ chromium --version Chromium 57.0.2987.133
# pacman -S avahi nss-mdns
nsswitch.conf and add
mdns_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] just before
resolve on the
[...] hosts: files mymachines mdns_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname [...]
Configuring my firewall. This is only neccessary if the default outgoing policy is
# ufw allow out to any port 5353 proto udp
Start Chromium with custom flag to enable Media Router Component Extension or enable it in Chrome through
chrome://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension. The command line argument may or may not work, but the flag sets it for sure.
$ chromium --load-media-router-component-extension
This is where chromium segfaults and dumps its core
kernel: Networking Priv: segfault at 10 ip 000055a8a812aac8 sp 00007ff4c872ed30 error 4 in chromium[55a8a6331000+8833000]
If you previously set the flag manually in
chrome://about:flags you can revert it by editing
$ sed -e 's/load-media-router-component-extension@0/load-media-router-component-extension@1/' ~/.config/chromium/Local\ State
This is the current state of Chromecast support in Chromium. I have seen some people around the net getting it to work, but their setup is uknown. This post will be updated when I get it to work properly again.
Working in Chromium 59.0.3071.115 (as of 2017-07-10)