PSA for Chrome Beta on Linux (Version 35.0.1916.27 beta aura)
Over the last few days, Chrome Beta updated and I started seeing a blue a
on my settings icon. Didn't know what that was, but I did notice that scrolling on pages filled with pictures (like G+) started showing image tearing and was making image-rich pages almost unusable.
Then opening up threads in Gmail started to cause tabs to hang.
Turning to the chrome-dev forum I found this thread (https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/chromium-dev/UMwGGgP0P9c/BIP-omZvNuwJ
) describing Chrome Aura
builds (that's what the blue a
means) and the plans to disable GPU rendering for WinXP and Vista.
Taking a bit of a wild stab, I opened up chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist and enabled Override software rendering list
(sounds like my Intel GPU may have been blacklisted, sigh).
All seems right with the Chrome Beta world since then... so far. Fingers crossed!