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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.

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  • What graphics chip/card do you use? – RolandiXor Jun 6 '13 at 15:34
  • Does Firefox work? – Kupiakos Jun 6 '13 at 15:43
  • At what point are you told that you must use lite mode? – user25656 Jun 6 '13 at 16:10
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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:

GPU Disabled


To forcefully enable hardware acceleration, open the chrome://flags/ page. Search for the Override Software Rendering list option and click Enable. It looks like this: Flags


Restart Chrome. Check the chrome://gpu/ page again. It should say everything is enabled now, like this: GPU Enabled


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!

  • askubuntu.com/questions/299345/… – Qasim Jun 6 '13 at 16:16
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    Whuddya know, our pictures even look similar :-P. – Kupiakos Jun 6 '13 at 16:18
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    Thanks, this worked. Had to disable though because of crashes. – zzomtceo Jun 6 '13 at 18:41
  • My recommendation: Try Firefox. That may work better. – Kupiakos Jun 6 '13 at 19:21

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