Chrome 45+ running in a VM with RemoteFX has severe rendering issues
Reported by plat...@gmail.com, Sep 9 2015
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/44.0.2403.130 Safari/537.36 Steps to reproduce the problem: 1. Provision Hyper-V 2012 R2 Host with Quadro GPU 2. Assign GPU to Hyper-V for RemoteFX 3. Add RemoteFX GPU to guest VM 4. Launch VM, install and run Chrome What is the expected behavior? Chrome should operate like every other application does, which is also the way it operates if you remove the RemoteFX virtual GPU from the guest VM. What went wrong? The entire Chrome frame, including title bars, buttons, web view, etc, goes mental. SOMETIMES, if you're careful, you can minimise, maximise, and not touch any IO, and read the page. Sometimes the distortion is minor, sometimes it's massive. This affects the latest stable Chrome and Firefox, but not IE or Opera. Running 3D games in the VM works fine too. So I would say it's something higher up in the chain, eg: a lib that is used, but I cannot pinpoint it. Chrome 44 is also fine. Images attached. From the best I can tell, it's when onHover() is called. Did this work before? Yes Chrome 44 Chrome version: 45.0.2454.85 Channel: stable OS Version: 6.3 Flash Version: Unknown
Sep 11 2015,
Good day I have had the same issues regarding the latest chrome, all VM's with RemoteFX card added seems to render Chrome improperly. Maybe an update will be released to address this issue?
Sep 11 2015,
Hey Tried Canary and no fix yet. As mentioned it affects Firefox too. I realised it cannot be Blink though as Opera is fine and FF doesn't use it. Must be some other lib they both use. -Keith Sent from my iPhone Comment #1 on issue 529658 by tyron46r...@gmail.com: Chrome 45+ running in a VM with RemoteFX has severe rendering issues https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=529658 Good day I have had the same issues regarding the latest chrome, all VM's with RemoteFX card added seems to render Chrome improperly. Maybe an update will be released to address this issue?
Sep 14 2015,
The attachment image is a freshly install windows 8.1 x64 and the first application install is chrome (stable) After remove the vgpu from vm setting. All things go normal same as #1 https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=529658 chrome worked perfectly in version 44. The same issues also occur in 32 bit windows 8.1 system
Sep 17 2015,
Sep 17 2015,
Same problem, users reporting both Chrome and Firefox having the problem, IE is fine. Have had to remove the RemoteFX driver from the virtual machines to fix it hopefully there is a solution soon.
Sep 20 2015,
Same problem here. It worked with the older versions. Now both Chrome and FF are unusable. PS - if you disable hardware acceleration in Chrome it will work normally even with RemoteFX enabled, but... without hardware acceleration of course. :D
Sep 21 2015,
Latest Opera update, same fault. Sent from my iPhone Comment #6 on issue 529658 by Sim...@gmail.com: Chrome 45+ running in a VM with RemoteFX has severe rendering issues https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=529658 Same problem here. It worked with the older versions. Now both Chrome and FF are unusable. PS - if you disable hardware acceleration in Chrome it will work normally even with RemoteFX enabled, but... without hardware acceleration of course. :D
Sep 22 2015,
Confirmed, I am seeing this as well with RemoteFX on both Firefox and Chrome. After testing Chrome builds, it looks like the issue appears between build 33269 and 33280. https://storage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html?prefix=Win_x64/330280/
Sep 23 2015,
I've just gone back over my notes, and found that Firefox is actually doing this without RemoteFX just in every-day use, and started before the Chrome RemoteFX issue. Has anyone raised a Bugzilla case so we can x-ref? Cheers
Oct 15 2015,
Has there been any update on this issue? We're having the samen one on our VDI server...
Oct 27 2015,
Experienced this issue as well. Solved it by disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome's advaned settings.
Nov 4 2015,
Same problem here.
Nov 12 2015,
Both Chrome and Firefox behave in a peculiar fashion when RemoteFX is enabled and hardware acceleration is enabled (see attached photo). Everywhere I click it reproduces the image in a smaller window. Disable hardware acceleration or the RemoteFX adapter and it runs fine.
Nov 13 2015,
Hey Thanks for the update. It's interesting that this just SUDDENLY started happening though, and prior to whenever I initially mentioned, all was fine. MS Update did it perhaps? Cheers
Nov 19 2015,
A Windows 10 1511 Pro Host with Windows 10 1511 Pro Guest experiences this same issue if the RemoteFX adapter is added in Hyper-V.
Nov 24 2015,
Windows 10 1511 Enterprise VM with RemoteFX adapter same issue.
Nov 24 2015,
I have the same issue with my Windows 8.1 with RemoteFX adapter VM's too.
Jan 9 2016,
Same issue with Windows 8.1 Update 1, running 2012r2. IE works with out issue.
Jan 12 2016,
Same issue under the following: Windows 10 Pro Hyper-V w/ RemoteFX accessed from a Windows 10 Pro client Hover's, clicks, etc ...the window is blittered onto the cursors position. Chrome version is 47.0.2526.106
Jan 12 2017,
Issue has not been modified or commented on in the last 365 days, please re-open or file a new bug if this is still an issue. For more details visit https://www.chromium.org/issue-tracking/autotriage - Your friendly Sheriffbot
Aug 9 2017,
This issue was never fixed. People stopped commenting because I assume they either stopped trying or switched browsers. This is still a problem as of v60 in the same way as described above.
Aug 9 2017,
I assume Chrome just needs to blacklist the RemoteFX GPU to disable hardware acceleration until it's fixed, at least that won't mean every single client has to do it manually in the meantime.
Aug 9 2017,
Yeah, this is a nightmare issue. I've had to push out group policies at most VDI sites that disables hardware acceleration. It's not a "solution" though, as it severely impacts the user experience.
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