Freeze after typing one character (ChromeOs)

Obsidian freezes after typing one character (whatever character). Before that I can click things and scroll, but after one character, only the cursor is visible (blinking).
However, restarting Obsidian shows that whatever change was made (I did it to the help files) is still there. But same error other places as well.

Steps to reproduce

  • AppImage version on ChromeOs (chromebook, Linux Beta)
  • make executable and run
  • type a character wherever, even in the “make new vault” field.

Expected result

  • that I can continue typing, doing stuff, i.e. not freezing

Actual result

  • freeze, unresponsive, need to exit with abort from terminal.


  • Operating system: Linux Beta, crostini? (chrome os)
  • Obsidian version: 0.6.7
  • Using custom CSS: Not that I know of

Additional information

Copy pasta from terminal:
$ ./Obsidian-0.6.7.AppImage
Fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/fonts.conf”, line 100: unknown element “blank”
Loading main app package /tmp/.mount_ObsidiA6QN9w/resources/obsidian.asar
(electron) The default value of app.allowRendererProcessReuse is deprecated, it is currently “false”. It will change to be “true” in Electron 9. For more information please check
Checking for update using Github
App is up to date.

  • the fontconfig warning shouldn’t be an issue as far as I understand from google.

EDIT: It also freezes when ctrl-clicking a link, but opening up a new or old note works, but renaming the new note, or any typing does not.