Ubuntu: Ubuntu freezes after I run video on the full screen on Chrome 40


After the last update, when I run video on a full screen(youtube, facebook video...) the cursor disappears, and the video works well. But when I close the video(with esc) the whole system freezes and I use RESUIB command to restart it. This happened after last chrome update. I use ubuntu 14.10, intel graphics 4000 and stock drivers, because there are no intel drivers for 14.10 yet. This happens aproximatily every second time I run full screen. Any ideas? Thanks!


Just disable Override software rendering list in chrome://flags solves the problem for me!


Disabling "Hardware Acceleration" (Settings -> search -> hardware) and restarting chrome solves the problem for now. The problem exists also when you press F11 (full screen).


I have the exact same issue.

Personally, I sent a bug report and decided to downgrade chrome to its previous version. I did this by first downloading the 39.0.2171.99 version on http://mirror.pcbeta.com/google/chrome/deb/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/

Then I made sure to fully exit chrome, and run

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable<version>.deb  

The last thing I had to do was to rename ~/.config/google-chrome else the browser tells you it's using the configuration from a newer version and it can lead to conflicts.

Now we just have to wait until updates.


To me this appears to be fixed in the dev build.

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta  

This doesn't overwrite your current chrome but adds a new one, so you'll have to go through set up again. Once chrome-stable reaches the same version number as beta, it may be a good idea to return to that too (version 41.0.2272.35).

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