Running Google Chrome on Ubuntu may have some problem with GPU-acceleration, especially when you are using a NVIDIA GPU.
Some problems I have so far:
- CheckerImaging: Disabled
- Native GpuMemoryBuffers: Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled
- Rasterization: Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled
How to know gpu status? type chrome://gpu on address bar
This is not major problem, but when watching Video or using full-screen application you may see screen tearing or slow render pages.
How to fix?
Some modify need add as parameter when launching Chrome. Check the file /etc/environment to find which folder include in PATH, investigate these folder to know which file execute by google-chrome command.
Example, on my OS (Ubuntu 16.04), execute file is: /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
run google-chrome in terminal, is call /etc/alternatives/google-chrome, then this path point to file /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
Fix No hardware accelerate at All:
in about://flags, force enable Override software rendering
Fix CheckerImaging: Disabled
Edit file /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
add --enable-features="CheckerImaging" as below:
Fix: Native GpuMemoryBuffers: Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled
Same as above, add flag: --enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers