Tag: Chrome

Hardware Acceleration in Chrome

Hardware Acceleration in Chrome

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Well, as if anybody expected that to only apply to Jack, you can bet your ass it also applies to Mike. That’s right – every now and then Mike needs to take the edge off on some Youtube sh*t (sometimes even for endless hours lost in oblivion) or some damned annoyingly addictive browser game.

But then again, how in f*ck’s name would Mike feel any better about doing so if everything hangs and seems laggy / choppy? He wouldn’t, that’s how. And right about now, he blames it all on Chrome’s hardware acceleration default settings under Linux. Just to make sure, he goes to chrome://gpu/ and witnesses this horrific scene:

chrome-gpu-off

But Mike’s a crazy mothaf*cka – he then just goes straight to chrome://flags/ and enables the override on software rendering, thus enabling GPU acceleration on his apparently unsupported system configuration.

chrome-flags

He now restarts his Chrome, everything works fine and the Gods of Internets smile approvingly. But just before diving into a multiverse of fun, he takes a few short moments wallowing in self-pity, consumed by doubts about nVidia and random homicidal thoughts about Aquaman while checking the chrome://gpu/ page one last time.

chrome-gpu-on

Just to remove any trace of doubt – that green text right there – it makes St. Patrick proud and Chrome run smooth. Mission complete.

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