In this article we will see how to fix Chrome not loading pages properly. This problem may happen in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. We will cover multiple solutions.

For me it was easier to install the beta version and start using Chrome from level 0 until the fix is released.

Disable hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration often causes issues with Chrome. To disable hardware acceleration, go to:

  • Chrome settings
  • click on "System"
  • turn off the option "Use hardware acceleration when available"
  • Restart Chrome

see if the issue persists. If you can't even open settings properly then you can check the next option.

Start with --disable-gpu

You can try to start Chrome with option --disable-gpu:

google-chrome --disable-gpu

Check if the problem is fixed.

Install Chrome beta version

A faster workaround is to install Google Chrome Beta or night version from Software Sources. In this way you can have 2 browsers.

Each time something is broken with the stable version you can use the beta as an alternative.

Remove GPUCache

You can delete content of folder - ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/GPUCache by:

cd ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
rm -rf GPUCache/

Delete Chrome config folder

You can clean the folders related to GPU/Shader caching. The content usually is located in:


This step depends on how Google Chrome is installed.

Delete the config and cache

If you are not using gmail-backed profile then you can delete content of:

  • ~/.config/google-chrome/
  • ~/.cache/google-chrome/

Try to restart if the problem is fixed.

The above solutions should be enough to get proper loading of pages in Chrome for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.