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    Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary drivers

    Usually I can figure this stuff out by searching other Linux forums but after spending an hour this one has me stumped.

    When I go to chrome://gpu/ this is what I see:

    Code:
    Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    
    GPU process was unable to boot: GPU access is disabled in chrome://settings.
    Disabled Features: all
    
    I have tried enabling the "Override software rendering list" option under chrome://flags but that did not help either.

    I am running the 304.88 Xorg Driver for my older 8800GT which I got using the "Driver Manager" tool.

    I have tried everything I could find on the web but no luck. Any thoughts? "Use hardware acceleration when available" is checked under advanced options but still no luck.

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    I'm using kernel drivers for my Intel integrated video card, and here's what I get in Chrome:

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    Graphics Feature Status
    Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Flash: Hardware accelerated
    Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Compositing: Hardware accelerated
    Multiple Raster Threads: Disabled
    Rasterization: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Threaded Rasterization: Enabled
    Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Video Encode: Hardware accelerated
    WebGL: Hardware accelerated
    Why does Chrome have hardware acceleration for some features and not others? I don't know - I don't worry about it. It has never been an issue for me. Chrome works fine for me, but the laptop is slow anyway.

    Do you see hardware acceleration unavilable for ALL features?

    What kinds of issues are you having that you are trying to fix?

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    GPU access is disabled in chrome://settings
    Try the simplest fix first. Go into chrome://settings, click on show advanced settings at the bottom, and then scroll down to the bottom again and make sure "use hardware acceleration when available" is checked.

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Try the simplest fix first. Go into chrome://settings, click on show advanced settings at the bottom, and then scroll down to the bottom again and make sure "use hardware acceleration when available" is checked.
    I checked most of the simple stuff and yes this is selected. Any other thoughts?

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    Anyone?

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    Google has probably blacklisted your GPU because of some driver bug. Try this and see if it helps:
    Code:
    google-chrome --ignore-gpu-blacklist --enable-webgl

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Google has probably blacklisted your GPU because of some driver bug. Try this and see if it helps:
    Code:
    google-chrome --ignore-gpu-blacklist --enable-webgl
    I tried this and then went into chrome:gpu and this is what I see. Looks pretty much the same

    Code:
    Graphics Feature Status
    • Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Flash: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Compositing: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Multiple Raster Threads: Disabled
    • Rasterization: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Threaded Rasterization: Unavailable
    • Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • Video Encode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    • WebGL: Unavailable
    Driver Bug Workarounds
    • clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
    • init_gl_position_in_vertex_shader
    • init_vertex_attributes
    • scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
    • use_current_program_after_successful_link
    • use_virtualized_gl_contexts
    Problems Detected
    • GPU process was unable to boot: GPU access is disabled in chrome://settings. Disabled Features: all
    • Always call glUseProgram after a successful link to avoid a driver bug: 349137 Applied Workarounds: use_current_program_after_successful_link
    • Program link fails in NVIDIA Linux if gl_Position is not set: 286468 Applied Workarounds: init_gl_position_in_vertex_shader
    • Clear uniforms before first program use on all platforms: 124764, 349137 Applied Workarounds: clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
    • Linux NVIDIA drivers don't have the correct defaults for vertex attributes: 351528 Applied Workarounds: init_vertex_attributes
    • Always rewrite vec/mat constructors to be consistent: 398694 Applied Workarounds: scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
    • MakeCurrent is slow on Linux Applied Workarounds: use_virtualized_gl_contexts
    • Raster is using a single thread. Disabled Features: multiple_raster_threads
    Version Information
    Data exported 9/16/2015, 9:50:52 AM
    Chrome version Chrome/44.0.2403.157
    Operating system Linux 3.5.0-17-generic
    Software rendering list version 0
    Driver bug list version 8.19
    ANGLE commit id 709dc46cbd06
    2D graphics backend Skia
    Command Line Args --ignore-gpu-blacklist --enable-webglgoogle-chrome --ignore-gpu-blacklist --enable-webgl --flag-switches-begin --force-gpu-rasterization --ignore-gpu-blacklist --flag-switches-end
    Driver Information
    Initialization time 0
    Sandboxed false
    GPU0 VENDOR = 0x10de, DEVICE= 0x0611
    Optimus false
    AMD switchable false
    Driver vendor NVIDIA
    Driver version 304.88
    Driver date
    Pixel shader version
    Vertex shader version
    Max. MSAA samples
    Machine model name
    Machine model version
    GL_VENDOR
    GL_RENDERER
    GL_VERSION
    GL_EXTENSIONS
    Disabled Extensions
    Window system binding vendor
    Window system binding version
    Window system binding extensions
    Window manager Marco
    Compositing manager No
    Direct rendering Yes
    Reset notification strategy 0x0000
    GPU process crash count 1
    Log Messages
    • GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process exited with code 32512.

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    Re: Chrome - Can't enable hardware acceleration with Nvidia card and proprietary driv

    This is the best I could google:
    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=506950

    Code:
    GPU process crash count	1
    GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process exited with code 32512.
    As the bug report suggests, submit the crash ID (enable crash reporting if not enabled already). http://www.chromium.org/for-testers/...ting-crash-bug

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