I was wondering if I could use the new Google Maps. I have latest stable Chrome and Ubuntu 13.04. I am currently told that I must use lite mode. Under Chrome in Windows 8 on the same machine it works perfectly.
Disclaimer: This is not supported by Google
Google Chrome disables hardware acceleration on many GPUs by default in Linux. To check if your GPU is disabled, open
chrome://gpu/ inside Chrome. Mine looks like this by default:
To forcefully enable hardware acceleration, open the
Search for the Override Software Rendering list option and click Enable. It looks like this:
Restart Chrome. Check the
chrome://gpu/ page again. It should say everything is enabled now, like this:
Now try out the New Google Maps and see if it works. I don't have an invite, so I can't check >.>
Be warned this may make your browser crash-prone!