Ubuntu: Ubuntu chrome font problem with google maps



Question:

I can not see street names on google maps in Google Chrome!

  • Ubuntu: 14.04.4
  • Chrome: 54.0.2840.71

What i have tried so far: reinstalling chrome, resetting flags to default. Ideas?

PS There is not such problem in other browsers (e.g. Firefox) on my machine.

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Solution:1

Well, according these reports:
Maps not rendering street names properly
Mysterious ugly rectangles

  1. I've updated my Google Chrome and now the problem is fixed.

  2. Yesterday downloaded latest version of Chrome, today I went to maps to check something and all labels were rendering just fine - no rectangles!

  3. With the latest update they fixed this strange problem.

  4. Yesterday downloaded latest version of Chrome, today I went to maps to check something and all labels were rendering just fine - no rectangles!

As I wrote in the comments, I had the same issue, and yesterday (after the new google-chrome version update) it started to work properly.

So I'll suggest you to try to update your chrome browser, and hopefully it'll be fixed for now.

To update your actual softwares (including google-chrome), you can type:

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Or

You can type software updater to the dash, and select like this. enter image description here

The current version what I have after the update:

google-chrome --version
Google Chrome 55.0.2883.75

I hope it helps you to solve your problem.


Solution:2

Maybe it's just a problem related with your current Chrome version. Try completely uninstalling that version of Chrome and installing a previous version.

You can also try updating your graphics drivers, or trying to install that version of Chrome in a Virtual Machine with your same Ubuntu version to see if it works.


Solution:3

Not really experienced in the use of WebGL but based on this post here the issue might be related to how WebGL renders its images.

So you try disabling it in google map to see it it improves, but note this affects 3D rendering and the 45o imagery.


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