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Google Maps black-screens on Google Chrome

asked 2014-07-24 16:33:28 -0500

JohnSH gravatar image

When I go to Google Maps on Google Chrome (version 36.0.1985.125 from the official Google repos) the window goes black. Google Maps works OK in Firefox.

I can't recall whether this was working previously: have only installed Fedora on this computer relatively recently and can't recall whether I've been on Google Maps on this computer since then. I'd be surprised if I haven't, which suggests it's a new issue. I've previously used Chromium under Arch Linux on the same machine without difficulty.

Graphics card is a Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series, running the open source radeon drivers. Kernel is 3.15.6-200.fc20.x86_64.

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Try updating Flash.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-25 03:22:41 -0500 )edit

Thanks for this - unfortunately that doesn't help as Google Maps doesn't use Flash.

JohnSH gravatar imageJohnSH ( 2014-07-26 11:04:33 -0500 )edit

Sorry buggy. My bad, it doesn't use flash. Anyway, this is probably a bug with Chrome. Try chromium.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-26 20:14:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-09 07:30:01 -0500

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I think this is because you're hitting the WebGL blacklist. In Chrome (or Chromium), go to:


Then, enable the "Override software rendering list" option. You may need to restart Chrome/Chromium for it to take effect, but it might fix this for you.

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