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And http://webglreport.com/

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 google-chrome --version
 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.93 


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How To Enable WebGL In Chrome On Ubuntu ?

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For WebGL to work in Google Chrome (and Chromium), Here are the steps to enable WebGL in Google Chrome.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

Step 2: Type chrome://flags in the address bar

Step 3: Press Ctrl + f and type ” Rendering list “, “Override software rendering list” should come up, Now click on Enable and restart the browser.

Step 4: Completely kill Chrome: Type killall chrome into a console.

Step 5: Start Chrome

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Now check chrome://gpu/

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Now I have YouTube in HTML5 players with nice performance! –  Vitaly Zdanevich Nov 9 '13 at 19:01
Why is this not enabled by default??? –  Konstantin Dec 20 '13 at 4:00
@Konstantin Thats a good question, I will do some research on it. –  Qasim Dec 20 '13 at 7:51
Hint: in Ubuntu for sure (windows also most likely) you will need to be sure to kill the background threads (chrome) as well before the changes will take effect. –  Lance Caraccioli Jan 21 '14 at 14:15
@Kostanos no i do not know abot that...thats the easiest way ... –  Qasim Apr 30 '14 at 4:48

Maybe too old your video driver or not installed properly.

I had same problem too, but this solution fixed my problem without overrides!

  1. To add PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10

    Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 users, Run the following command in the terminal and type the password for the user when prompted. Others use the Ubuntu-X PPA.

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
  2. To add PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 / 11.10 / 11.04 / 10.04

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    After adding the PPA, update your system repository.

  3. To Update

    sudo apt-get update

    Now install the NVIDIA GeForce graphics driver 304.108 in your system, as you install other packages by using apt-get.

  4. To Install

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

    Above command will install the driver.

Source: http://www.howopensource.com/2012/10/install-nvidia-geforce-driver-in-ubuntu-12-10-12-04-using-ppa/

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I's using this solution on my desktop for a week, but my Chrome sometimes eat all CPU (the "GPU process" task). - I have Ubuntu Trusty with "GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2" - I can not found solution for this side effect, only I have a workaround: Turn on "Disable accelerated 2D canvas" option in chrome://flags/ ... Grrr –  andras.tim Oct 30 '14 at 19:27

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