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The way to run Chromium with hardware acceleration on Mint 20

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:29 pm
by Sraw
First, we need the Chromium with hardware acceleration support, use the following PPA:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta
Before you do sudo apt install chromium-browser, we need to first pin the PPA. Create a file named chromium.pref under /etc/apt/preferences.d. Add the following content in:

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Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-saiarcot895-chromium-beta
Pin-Priority: 800
Now we can install the Chromium:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install chromium-browser
It is almost done, with the only one step left. On Mint 20, the intel driver is changed to iHD, which is not supported by the current build, we need to use the older i965 driver. Edit the configuration of the Chromium /etc/chromium-browser/default, add the following content in:

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export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=i965