Enable webgl in google chrome on ubuntu

By | December 29, 2012

To enable webgl in Google Chrome launch it with the following flags

--enable-webgl --ignore-gpu-blacklist
$ google-chrome --enable-webgl --ignore-gpu-blacklist

Now test webgl by opening the following url


It should show a spinning cube if webgl is working correctly.

Open the following url in chrome


It should show the following data

Graphics Feature Status

Canvas: Hardware accelerated
Compositing: Hardware accelerated
3D CSS: Hardware accelerated
CSS Animation: Accelerated
WebGL: Hardware accelerated
WebGL multisampling: Hardware accelerated
Flash 3D: Hardware accelerated
Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated
Texture Sharing: Hardware accelerated
undefined: Hardware accelerated
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