Ubuntu – Very slow Chromium browser


On my machine Chromium is very slow, I had to switch to Firefox where everything works fine.
Looks like this is a kind of JavaScript problem (eg. slowed down typing on Facebook), pages loading slower, feels like the pages are heavy.

Is there any option to fix this? How to debug the problem?

Clean install
Chromium 41.0.2272.76 Ubuntu 14.10

Best Answer

As suggested by @Avi disabling the GPU solved this issue in my case.

I proceeded as suggested in this bug report and disabled the use of gpu for my chrome. For such, you just need to start it with the --disable-gpu flag.

You can also do as shown in this issue, by changing the settings. For this go at chrome://settings/ > Advanced and uncheck Use hardware acceleration.

As you can see, this seems to be an issue and both ways are just workarounds. Let's hope future versions fix this issue and this question/solution becomes obsolete.