My street view in google maps stopped working in a recent update. It starts ok, and I can rotate the view, but when I move to another location I only get a black screen, and need to reenter googlemaps from the front page to get normal view again
Ok, I have the same problems. Seems to be a Google+Firefox problem.
Google has no "whitelisted" Firefox on Linux for the new Google Maps.
But you can force it using this link: https://www.google.com/maps/preview/?force=webgl
Using that address I can see Street View without black screen!
You can read a little more here: https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3031966?hl=en
Using this complete WebGL Google maps seems to work fine. A little slow compared with Chromium, but that's okay.
You can also «play» with the acceleration and WebGL settings from Firefox: webgl.force-enabled webgl.msaa-force layers.acceleration.force-enabled
I have an AMD/intel hybrid card on Dell 3450. But on AMD and Intel seems to work fine.
Disabling Chrome's hardware acceleration fixed this issue for me.
To do this [version 41.x]:
- Go to Settings then scroll down and click Show advanced settings…
- Scroll down further and look for the option Use hardware acceleration when available. Make sure the option is un-checked.
- Reload your browser and that’s it. You can now see the black screen is already gone.