How do I fix Chromium-based browser lags

I have made a post before about how any Linux distro underperformes compared to Windows 10 in the past.

It turns out I was mistaken in some areas.

I did two phoronix benchmark tests on both operating systems, one was unigine-heaven which the results were this which was very similar (Windows was slightly better)

The other phoronix test which was openarena, EndeavourOS did better than Windows.

Windows 10

openarena-windows

EndeavourOS (linux-vanilla kernel)

So everywhere else EndeavourOS seems to perform better but when it comes to chromium-based browsers it lags when scrolling and doing anything else. Some websites the browser does not lag at all but on other websites that have got more content on it (such as images) it does lag, but those exact same websites on Windows runs completely fine. This particular website website is very laggy on any Linux distro. On firefox that website does fine (other than having screen-tearing issues but is not present on chromium-based browsers) but why does this lag so much on chromium-based browsers? Is there a way to fix this? I am using KDE. (This issue is not specific to EndeavourOS and it happens to other Linux distros as well).

I am also using KDE and that particular website does not lag at all for me. I use Firefox and i will try Chromium but i can almost guarantee you i have no issue.

Edit: No lag on Chromium. My suggestion to alleviate all your issues is get new hardware without Intel Graphics.

Hello @unix_lover

Have you tried this to see whether your chromium browser is using hardware acceleration or software?

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=244031
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hardware_video_acceleration

I did the test on my hardware just for fun. …

Edit: do you have ffmpeg installed?

I believe with Nvidia it will run fine.

I have got another friend who also has Intel hardware and he claims that there is no lag when using chromium-based. Particular with that website.


Ok so I installed chromium-vaapi-bin

To see whether you are currently using Hardware or Software acceleration, play a video and in a new tab open chrome://media-internals/ , click on the video and check the video_decoder field:

  • Hardware acceleration: MojoVideoDecoder, GpuVideoDecoder
  • Software acceleration: VpxVideoDecoder, FFmpegVideoDecoder (some say it’s Hardware acceleration?)

I did that but I couldn’t even find the video_decoder field (I did a ctrl+f to search for it) nor hardware.

Also check chrome://gpu and ensure that you see:

  • Video Decode: Hardware accelerated

I did that and the Video Decode says it is unavailable, even though I just installed chromium-vaapi-bin package.

All though the videos on YouTube don’t really seem to lag that much compared to scrolling.

Sorry mate I really wouldn’t happen to understand what all the information means in the images.

Yes its already installed.


So I went inside chrome://gpu/ and I just wanted to paste my log (this one is specific to brave)


Graphics Feature Status
Canvas: Hardware accelerated
Flash: Hardware accelerated
Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated
Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Hardware accelerated
Compositing: Hardware accelerated
Multiple Raster Threads: Enabled
Out-of-process Rasterization: Disabled
OpenGL: Enabled
Hardware Protected Video Decode: Unavailable
Rasterization: Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled
Skia Renderer: Enabled
Video Decode: Unavailable
Viz Display Compositor: Enabled
Vulkan: Disabled
WebGL: Hardware accelerated
WebGL2: Hardware accelerated
Driver Bug Workarounds
adjust_src_dst_region_for_blitframebuffer
clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
count_all_in_varyings_packing
disable_post_sub_buffers_for_onscreen_surfaces
exit_on_context_lost
msaa_is_slow
rely_on_implicit_sync_for_swap_buffers
scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
disabled_extension_GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced
disabled_extension_GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced_coherent
disabled_extension_GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y
Problems Detected
Accelerated video decode is unavailable on Linux: 137247
Disabled Features: accelerated_video_decode
Protected video decoding with swap chain is for Windows and Intel only
Disabled Features: protected_video_decode
Clear uniforms before first program use on all platforms: 124764, 349137
Applied Workarounds: clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
Mesa drivers in Linux handle varyings without static use incorrectly: 333885
Applied Workarounds: count_all_in_varyings_packing
Disable partial swaps on Mesa drivers (detected with GL_RENDERER): 339493
Applied Workarounds: disable_post_sub_buffers_for_onscreen_surfaces
Always rewrite vec/mat constructors to be consistent: 398694
Applied Workarounds: scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
On Intel GPUs MSAA performance is not acceptable for GPU rasterization: 527565
Applied Workarounds: msaa_is_slow
Disable partial swaps on Mesa drivers (detected with GL_VERSION): 339493
Applied Workarounds: disable_post_sub_buffers_for_onscreen_surfaces
adjust src/dst region if blitting pixels outside framebuffer on Linux Intel: 664740
Applied Workarounds: adjust_src_dst_region_for_blitframebuffer
Disable KHR_blend_equation_advanced until cc shaders are updated: 661715
Applied Workarounds: disable(GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced), disable(GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced_coherent)
Some drivers can't recover after OUT_OF_MEM and context lost: 893177
Applied Workarounds: exit_on_context_lost
Avoid waiting on a egl fence before swapping buffers and rely on implicit sync on Intel GPUs: 938286
Applied Workarounds: rely_on_implicit_sync_for_swap_buffers
Disable GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y for desktop GL: 964010
Applied Workarounds: disable(GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y)
Version Information
Data exported	2020-02-25T02:11:54.010Z
Chrome version	Chrome/80.0.3987.116
Operating system	Linux 5.5.5-arch1-1
Software rendering list URL	https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/dc00a510e4c2ae25c4d084cc3d946fc782249224/gpu/config/software_rendering_list.json
Driver bug list URL	https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/dc00a510e4c2ae25c4d084cc3d946fc782249224/gpu/config/gpu_driver_bug_list.json
ANGLE commit id	362168eb695d
2D graphics backend	Skia/80 97c9a95908bc8c7a6794259b35f366a3291e2d0f
Command Line	/usr/lib/brave-bin/brave --enable-dom-distiller --disable-domain-reliability --no-pings --extension-content-verification=enforce_strict --extensions-install-verification=enforce --sync-url=https://no-thanks.invalid --enable-features=PasswordImport,WebUIDarkMode,SimplifyHttpsIndicator --disable-features=AutofillServerCommunication,VideoPlaybackQuality,AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload,SmsReceiver,AudioServiceOutOfProcess,NotificationTriggers,LookalikeUrlNavigationSuggestionsUI,WebXR,WebXrGamepadModule --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --disable-webrtc-apm-in-audio-service --disable-sync
Driver Information
Initialization time	364
In-process GPU	false
Passthrough Command Decoder	false
Sandboxed	false
GPU0	VENDOR= 0x8086 [Intel Open Source Technology Center], DEVICE=0x5916 [Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2) ] *ACTIVE*
Optimus	false
AMD switchable	false
Driver vendor	Mesa
Driver version	19.3.4
GPU CUDA compute capability major version	0
Pixel shader version	4.60
Vertex shader version	4.60
Max. MSAA samples	16
Machine model name	
Machine model version	
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GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev GL_ARB_viewport_array GL_ATI_blend_equation_separate GL_ATI_texture_float GL_EXT_EGL_sync GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate GL_EXT_demote_to_helper_invocation GL_EXT_draw_buffers2 GL_EXT_draw_instanced GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_float GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object GL_EXT_polygon_offset_clamp GL_EXT_provoking_vertex GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch_non_coherent GL_EXT_shader_integer_mix GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical GL_EXT_texture_array GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_compression_rgtc GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_integer GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_R8 GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode GL_EXT_texture_shadow_lod GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent GL_EXT_texture_snorm GL_EXT_texture_swizzle 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Disabled Extensions	GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced_coherent GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y
Disabled WebGL Extensions	
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Window manager	KWin
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GPU process crash count	0
System visual ID	32
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gfx::BufferFormats supported for allocation and texturing	R_8: not supported, R_16: not supported, RG_88: not supported, BGR_565: not supported, RGBA_4444: not supported, RGBX_8888: not supported, RGBA_8888: not supported, BGRX_8888: not supported, BGRX_1010102: not supported, RGBX_1010102: not supported, BGRA_8888: not supported, RGBA_F16: not supported, YVU_420: not supported, YUV_420_BIPLANAR: not supported, P010: not supported
Compositor Information
Tile Update Mode	One-copy
Partial Raster	Enabled
GpuMemoryBuffers Status
R_8	Software only
R_16	Software only
RG_88	Software only
BGR_565	Software only
RGBA_4444	Software only
RGBX_8888	Software only
RGBA_8888	Software only
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BGRA_8888	Software only
RGBA_F16	Software only
YVU_420	Software only
YUV_420_BIPLANAR	Software only
P010	Software only
Display(s) Information
Info	Display[1657942003464773] bounds=[0,0 1920x1080], workarea=[0,0 1920x1044], scale=1, rotation=0, panel_rotation=0 external.
Color space information	{primaries:INVALID, transfer:INVALID, matrix:INVALID, range:INVALID}
SDR white level in nits	80
Bits per color component	8
Bits per pixel	24
Refresh Rate in Hz	60
Video Acceleration Information
Vulkan Information
Log Messages
[6355:6355:0225/125129.675509:ERROR:vaapi_wrapper.cc(417)] : vaInitialize failed: unknown libva error
[6355:6355:0225/125129.978082:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(374)] : InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[6355:6355:0225/125422.399723:ERROR:shared_image_manager.cc(191)] : SharedImageManager::ProduceSkia: Trying to Produce a Skia representation from a non-existent mailbox.
[6355:6355:0225/125422.401218:ERROR:shared_image_manager.cc(191)] : SharedImageManager::ProduceSkia: Trying to Produce a Skia representation from a non-existent mailbox.

I was hoping if somebody understands this log and knows what is causing the lag.

In case the log that I have submitted is hard to read, I have also pasted the contents in a document https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pT7XBCty5Ej1D3LAZnsFF9CdIq3ytEkg so that it is easier to read.

Let me try and see if it works now, hopefully.

Ok so when I tested out brave, I typed this out in the terminal brave --enable-gpu-rasterization --ignore-gpu-blacklist --disable-gpu-driver-workarounds and I tested out this website https://linuxconfig.org/benchmark-your-graphics-card-on-linux.

It does seem to be smoother now with little lag. And for some reason I am getting errrors in the console.

[4374:4374:0225/150641.768461:ERROR:vaapi_wrapper.cc(417)] vaInitialize failed: unknown libva error
[4374:4374:0225/150641.828119:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(374)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[4350:4366:0225/150641.936944:ERROR:rewards_service_impl.cc(206)] Failed to read file: /home/user1/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default/ledger_state
[4382:4382:0225/150642.015997:ERROR:ledger_impl.cc(102)] Failed to initialize wallet
[4432:1:0225/150642.477159:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.482840:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.555189:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.556842:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.562601:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.569936:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.573624:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.581982:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.583865:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4432:1:0225/150642.586019:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4499:1:0225/150644.002756:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4499:1:0225/150644.007219:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4350:4350:0225/150655.061023:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot access contents of url "chrome://gpu/". Extension manifest must request permission to access this host.", source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/_generated_background_page.html (0)
[4350:4350:0225/150655.061087:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot access contents of url "chrome://newtab/". Extension manifest must request permission to access this host.", source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/_generated_background_page.html (0)
[4350:4350:0225/150656.624712:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot access contents of url "chrome://media-internals/". Extension manifest must request permission to access this host.", source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/_generated_background_page.html (0)
[4644:1:0225/150658.675364:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.675885:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.676499:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.677151:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.678485:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.679185:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.680367:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.684527:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.685787:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4644:1:0225/150658.686406:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[4350:4350:0225/150702.394885:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot access contents of url "chrome://gpu/". Extension manifest must request permission to access this host.", source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/_generated_background_page.html (0)
[4350:4350:0225/150702.416069:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Cannot access contents of url "chrome://settings/". Extension manifest must request permission to access this host.", source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/_generated_background_page.html (0)
[4350:4350:0225/150702.651868:ERROR:CONSOLE(4)] "Polymer is already defined.", source: chrome://settings/crisper.js (4)

Is there something else that needs to be enabled/disabled in order to fully fix the lag issues?

I looked at this log and it’s similar to mine although i have a high end nvidia card.
The one thing i did see is this (vaInitialize failed: unknown libva error)
I see this is common error on Brave. Are you using the open source driver not intel?

Did you run vaininfo

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Are you getting the same error on your side?

I am currently using modesetting right now. I tried to disable modesetting by following this person’s method How do I disable modesetting? but that completely ruined the display after a reboot so I was forced to reinstall Endeavour.

This package doesn’t seem to exist and when I tried to install it yay -S vaininfo it doesn’t exist.

Edit: So I have the Windows version of chrome://gpu/ https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pT7XBCty5Ej1D3LAZnsFF9CdIq3ytEkg

Is there something I need to use for Linux instead? Do I need to replace the gl_render or gl_version or something on Endeavour to match it with Windows?

I think you have to have libva-utils installed to run vainfo. vainfo tells you whether vavapi is setup properly. I’m just reading it from the Arch wiki. The problem with the Arch wiki is everything just leads you down another rabbit hole and i find it really doesn’t explain how to do something form start to finish. There is so much information and you have to decipher what is relevant for your hardware and issue. Good luck. with that. :grin:

Read 100 times …check more! :laughing:

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You didn’t have to reinstall the whole operating system. It’d have taken ~5 minutes to revert the changes.

Also, another person on the same thread adviced to temporarily change the params and make sure everything works.

Is it through chroot?

Yes true but I changed to nomodesetting before I saw that post that day. But I guess I could try it again through the temporary Grub settings

Edit: So I actually don’t know where to ad this nomodesetting (so I asked in the other post on how to do this) but regardless if it failed without changing it in the grub settings, I am sure it will fail if I did this through grub, so in other words I need to have modesettings.

No. You could just remove the option from grub when booting. After the system is up, just revert the changes, recreate grub config.

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Ah I see, I will give that a try.

Yes true, I don’t get why some YOuTubers say this is a good website and suggest to bookmark it.

I get lost a lot with their website.

Lol

I highly disagree. The statement “might” be true for the Gentoo wiki, or Slackware howtos, but AW is as easy and straight forward as there can be.

Yes they explain what you need to do to achieve something but like sometimes they don’t explain things in details for example I remember in the past it didn’t explain what these flags meant for something (I can’t quite remember what I was searching up)… Plus it can get too technical for noobs like me.

Short answer, it can’t. The wiki tells you just enough to get by while still not be totally in the dark. Each topic it takes on, will have something related ought to be explained. If they start explaining everything. . . . I don’t know, actually they just can’t. For you it was some flags, for another person, it’ll be something different, like say “bootloader” or “configs” or “format”. If you want to know about something, you’ll have to search on that yourself. If you want to know about some flags of a program named “X”, you’ll have to look into its documentation. It’s “Arch Wiki”, not a “documentation of everything”.

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Fair enough and you are right about that. I can also understand it can become too bloated the documentation website if they explained everything.

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Ok so after installing libva-utils, when i ran vainfo I get this error message vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit

Install libva-intel-driver. It’ll fix the issue.

@anotherusername @ricklinux Ok so after installing libva-intel-driver and after runnign vainfo I am getting this output.

vainfo: VA-API version: 1.6 (libva 2.6.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Kaby Lake - 2.4.0
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSliceLP
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264MultiviewHigh      :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264StereoHigh         :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointEncPicture
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP8Version0_3          :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVP9Profile0            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP9Profile0            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileVP9Profile2            :	VAEntrypointVLD

Is everything working fine?

Now try to run the browser from a terminal, see the output, look for the lag you’re facing previously.