- I’m running Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon Edition
- This is an 11th gen Intel Framework laptop.
All of a sudden, I was having issues with Edge Beta for Linux and Chrome not rendering some web pages properly (such as YouTube & Facebook). Basically, it’s glitchy to the point of being unusable (mainly, web page elements are failing to render and things look “intermittent”). I was able to turn hardware acceleration off on Chrome and it corrected the issue (obviously not without impact on performance). Edge is so bad that the settings page is not usable so I can’t turn off acceleration to test this there (I assume it should be the same result since they use the same engine). Firefox works.
So I was wondering if something in my integrated GPU just broke.
I’ve rebooted a couple of times. I’ve even switched kernels. No difference.
I tried running a simple benchmark, glmark2 and, without knowing for sure what it’s supposed to look like, it looks like it may be rendering fine.
Finally I went and booted with an Ubuntu Live USB & tried Chrome & tried Edge & they both worked. I thought that this ruled out a hardware issue. Then I rebooted to my normal install.
Issues are gone. Now I am changing my mind & thinking that this seems inconsistent with a software issue since there should have been no updates happening between boots so if things were broken before due to a software issue they should have remained broken after this last reboot.
Did I just have some sort of intermittent hardware failure?