I'm using Ubuntu 12.

Google maps are very slow on my laptop, but even when I close browser (Chrome or Chromium), the performance goes down significantly. It stops every 3-4 seconds for about a second, so works in kind of jerks. This holds until I reboot. Wasn't able to find anything suspicious in system monitor, all four cores are used to <15%, memory usage is ~20%, so all far from full use. No any jumps as well, it just stops for a fraction of a second and gets back... And again and again.

What might be the problem?

  • Is you google map application up to date? – mdpc Aug 3 '14 at 1:43
  • @mdpc What do you mean? I'm just accessing it though maps.google.com – sashkello Aug 3 '14 at 5:34
  • I don't really know what the problem is, but I found that the new version of Google Maps acted like this...swtiching to Classic Maps fixed this for me. – hal7df Aug 5 '14 at 5:08

Following the instructions on this page, I have seen a noticeable performance increase in my laptop (using ubuntu 12.04). In short:

  1. Open chrome://flags
  2. Enable Override software rendering list
  3. Restart chromium

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