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Endless Google Chrome errors related to OpenGL on Ubuntu 20.04

Question asked by dw1 on Sep 8, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2020 by latvadavo

Running the 20.20-1098277 amdgpu-pro drivers on a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install with Chrome open my syslog has filled up to 8GB, primarily with the following error, often at a rate of dozens per second:

google-chrome.desktop[1887]: [2040:2040:0907/] EGL Driver message (Error) eglGetMscRateANGLE: glXGetMscRateOML failed.

Here's what chrome://gpu/ says: Result


glxinfo | grep OpenGL does, I think, show OpenGL is using the amdpro-gpu driver: Result


I tried the Chrome Beta and Unstable channels and had the same problem.


Is there any way this can be fixed in the drivers, or should I take it to Chromium?


For now I have added --use-gl=desktop to every Exec line in /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop and it seems to have stopped the errors, and performance seems reasonable with large HD videos, but I wonder if it could be better with GL support working properly. I also wonder if everyone else's logs are filling up.