Reading AskUbuntu and on the forums, I am trying to find out what to do about a WebGL and Google MapsGL problem (described in a Google forum thread starting at post #5).
Specifically, Google's MapsGL works perfectly in Windows 7 (on this same machine with dual-boot), but on Ubuntu, the Photo Tour and 45 Degree Satellite View show grey blurry blobs (see screen-shot).
I have added PPA ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates, but the only two items it provides for update are xdiagnose and xserver-xorg-video-intel. These aren't the Mesa drivers, are they?
- Would it help to update my Mesa drivers?
- If so, how would I go about it?
- If not, what can I do to fix the problem?
I would be happy to try it out as long as I could roll back the changes should they fail.
- Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit fully updated.
- Firefox 14.0.1 gives the error
- Chromium 18.0 will not run MapsGL at all (see post #2)
- EDIT: Chromium 20.0 does work if started as
chromium-browser --ignore-gpu-blacklist. The latest Chromium is available from the PPA
ppa:webapps/preview(thank you, mikewhatever — see his answer below).
- EDIT: Chromium has a setting that works the same way as
--ignore-gpu-blacklist. Go to
chrome://flagsand enable setting Override software rendering list.