Sometimes, the options of a select element are blank in Chrome:

However, it doesn't happen in Firefox or even in Chrome if I move the window to my secondary monitor:

It appears to be a video driver problem. It is a 5-year old laptop running Linux Mint 17.2, with a Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller.

I've already tried to install Intel video driver (http:// 01.org/linuxgraphics), but as it is developed to work properly in Ubuntu, I followed a tutorial to make it work in Mint but my system crashed and I had to reinstall it from scratch. Any hint?

2 Answers 2


try run chrome with disable gpu acceleration

google-chrome-stable --disable-gpu
  • This does not fix it for me, Elementary 0.4.1 based on Ubuntu 16.04.
    – thoni56
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 6:14

It's a bug in Chrome, please see this bug report. It might help if you star the issue, to indicate that it affects you (and to receive updates when there's activity on it)

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