I’ve been having crazy problems with Chrome hanging on my Virtualbox build. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why Chrome was causing Ubuntu’s rendering to crash. All of a sudden when visiting a random site such as https://chrome.google.com/webstore, the virtual machine would turn all black or all white or rendering would be all sorts of crazy where I can’t click on anything ( objects are there, I can move windows around and what not, but they wouldn’t render as they really are ). I am at that point forced to hit alt+f2 and sudo poweroff as a sudo reboot would sometimes bring Ubuntu back up with the same rendering issues.
After much digging, I came across http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1974800 with a suggestion of starting Chrome with the following command:
I’ve come to find out that this may have resolved my rending issue! It seems to be more related to Virtualbox and how it’s handling 3D acceleration.
To update the desktop/launcher icons you can run:
Which will probably give you the following:
Really, the only one you need to edit is the one in your /usr/share/applications/. You can also copy that file to ~/.local/share/applications/ and add
--blacklist-accelerated-compositing to the end of any "Exec=" line ( should be three -- one for first opening Chrome, one