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I've had this problem for a couple of days now and I have no clue what might be causing it. When entering a particular website, it won't load the same images over and over again. At first I thought it was a problem with Chrome, but I it's the same with Firefox and Chromium.

This is how I see my subscriptions feed in YouTube:

And this is how I see Chrome's Web Store:

I've tried the following things so far without any success:

  • I've deleted the cache of FF and Chrome numerous times

  • Reinstalled Chrome a couple of times and even switched versions (from 26.0.1410.43 to 28.0.1500.71)

  • I've tried 'Empty cache and Hard Reload' from the context menu of the Refresh button in Chrome when the F12 key is pressed.

  • Even deleting the browsers' folders from ~/.cache won't do the trick. The same images won't load every time.

  • I completely reinstalled my Xubuntu and in the beginning there wasn't such a problem. However, after an hour or so (after I finished installing my stuff), it appeared again. In Windows I don't have such an issue with the same Google account(s).

  • Incognito Mode doesn't help.

  • Disabling all extensions;

  • Disabling Pepper Flash and enabling Shockwave Flash from chrome://plugins;

  • Reinstalling Java OpenJDK 7

Due to the fact that a forum post suggested it might be a graphics driver issue (although regarding an AMD card), I thought it may have something to do with my new gpu. A few weeks back I used Intel HD Graphics but can't confirm that the problem didn't occur then. Now I have a GTX 760, using the 319.32 version of Nvidia's drivers. Could this be related somehow? Some people having similar issues suggested it might be a problem with the kernel (3.8.0-26-generic). However, a fresh install of Xubuntu 13.04 has a 3.8.0-19-generic kernel and after installing the updates, you can choose between -19 and -26. My gpu's drivers are installed for the -26 kernel and when launching the -19 (without gpu drivers installed) the problem persists. Other people stated it might be a conflict with xfce, but God, I can't stand the newer versions of Gnome. I don't know what to do, please help - it's driving me insane.

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Are you behind a proxy? – ignis Jul 19 '13 at 14:42
No. Nor system, neither browser. By the way, I forgot to mention that some people on the Google support pages regarded this as an ISP issue but I'm not sure that's possible. Others said it was due to a connection to a Wi-Fi network. Although I don't use wi-fi to connect to the internet with my PC, I disabled it from my router but still, no use. – Abvgz Jul 19 '13 at 15:18

Oh my God, I just resolved the issue. It was due to a couple of iptables rules which were meant for anti-exploit protection of a gameserver I'm hosting but it seems that some of them interfere with my browser experience... I'm going to look for a security workaround, at least now the pages load properly.

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