This is a problem I recently encountered when I was trying to upload a model to Sketchfab. It shown that WebGL in not supported. I opened chrome://flags and enabled override rendering list. However, even doing that didn't resolve much. I was able to see primitive preview of model in sketchfab(but not original) and 3D settings still weren't aviable. So here are some screenshots.

Version 43.0.2357.81 Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit)

WebGL report: enter image description here

Full resolution: http://i.stack.imgur.com/RWvA1.png

chrome://gpu: enter image description here

Full resolution: http://i.stack.imgur.com/Z0P8E.png

Nvidia Information: enter image description here

Full resolution: http://i.stack.imgur.com/AYkDJ.png

I hope that someone can find a solution for this!

  • possible duplicate of How To Enable WebGL In Chrome On Ubuntu? – Tim Jun 11 '15 at 13:51
  • No, Tim, as I checked that thread already and I have different problem. – Adrians Netlis Jun 11 '15 at 13:54
  • What's the different problem? – Tim Jun 11 '15 at 13:54
  • As that what is told there doesn't fix my problem. And in second image Problems Detected there is something I am not sure about, but may answer it. And I didn't find any GPU releated setting in chrome://settings. – Adrians Netlis Jun 11 '15 at 13:56
  • Have you installed nvidia drivers? – Tim Jun 11 '15 at 13:59

I believe this is duplicate of WebGL doesn't work in Chromium on Ubuntu question as @Tim noted, here is my answer on it:

The ubuntu maintainer of Chromium has deliberately disabled GPU acceleration in the ubuntu build in Chromium 43. Here is corresponding bugreport: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1463598

To workaround this issue you can downgrade to a previous version of Chromium (I have installed 41.0.2272.76-0 from Vivid).

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    OK! Will it be fixed in next release? And how do I downgrade Chromium version? – Adrians Netlis Jun 24 '15 at 12:03
  • There is not information about when fix will arrive in bugreport yet. You should be able to downgrade using sudo apt-get install chromium-browser=41.0.2272.76-0ubuntu1.1134 on Ubuntu 15.04, but I would not recommend using older version of Chromium for everyday browsing due to security issues, that old Chromium can have. – rutsky Jun 24 '15 at 13:22
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    Basicly- if I currently need WebGL, I use Firefox? – Adrians Netlis Jun 24 '15 at 16:49
  • @AdriansNetlis yes, you can use Firefox if you need WebGL. I'm using Firefox for general browsing and it supports WebGL. I use Chromium only for web-development testing, so it's not a problem for me to run potentially vulnerable old version of Chromium for my local web pages. – rutsky Jun 24 '15 at 17:23

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