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Re: [Public WebGL] Chrome stable linux



On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 5:38 AM, Steve Baker <steve@sjbaker.org> wrote:
> Hmmm - I agree.  There is a problem.
>
> Chrome has certainly worked reasonably well for me over the past couple
> of months - but today, http://get.webgl.org reports that Chrome doesn't
> support WebGL on my Linux/nVidia box.
>
> I don't use this machine a lot - and when I do, I tend to use
> Firefox/Minefield - so I don't recall when Chrome last worked for me.
>
> Firefox's nightly build 4.0b12pre (2011-02-11) works OK - and
> http://get.webgl.org confirms that.  (Hey Mozilla guys...how about an
> "about:gpu" page?)
>
> So, John...switch to Firefox and you should be OK.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Details - for those who care:
>
> Setting --disable-gpu-blacklist didn't do a thing...but I suspect that
> the GPU isn't being detected correctly in the first place.
>
> I'm running Chrome 9.0.597.84 on Linux SuSE 11.3 (64 bit) using an
> antique nVidia card that I keep around for low-end testing.  glxinfo
> reports it as:
>
>  OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
>  OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6800/AGP/SSE2
>  OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 260.19.12
>
> ...but under Chrome, the "about:gpu" page says:
>
> *Initialization time*   1498
> *Vendor ID*     0x10de
> *Device ID*     0x0041
> *Driver Version*
> *Pixel Shader Version*  0.0
> *Vertex Shader Version*         0.0
> *GL Version*    0.0

This is because we haven't implemented collecting those missing fields
in linux for chrome 9.

Can you download the latest linux build and give it a try?
http://build.chromium.org/f/chromium/continuous/?C=N;O=D

I just created a bug in chromium to track this:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=72815

>
>
> ...which definitely suggests a problem!
>
>   -- Steve
>
>
> On 02/12/2011 05:22 AM, John Davis wrote:
>> Visit the  http://www.chromeexperiments.com/webgl/
>>
>> the only one that works for me is Starburst, and even then only like 3
>> lines of it are drawn.  WebGL on linux chrome has issues.
>>
>> I have an nvidia gpu, and the about:gpu pages just hangs saying
>> "Retrieving gpu information..."
>>
>> My laptop is a ux50v running the latest ubuntu.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM, Mo, Zhenyao <zhenyao@gmail.com
>> <mailto:zhenyao@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     What's the output in about:gpu page?  It's possible your video card is
>>     blacklisted.
>>
>>     Try --disable-gpu-blacklist (although it's not recommended because a
>>     card/driver is blacklisted for a reason).
>>
>>     On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM, John Davis
>>     <jdavis@pcprogramming.com <mailto:jdavis@pcprogramming.com>> wrote:
>>     > Maybe I'm doing something wrong, doesn't seem to be working on
>>     Linux.
>>     >
>>     > On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Mo, Zhenyao <zhenyao@gmail.com
>>     <mailto:zhenyao@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     >>
>>     >> Yes WebGL is on by default in Chrome 9 stable, all platform.
>>     >>
>>     >> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:03 AM, John Davis
>>     <jdavis@pcprogramming.com <mailto:jdavis@pcprogramming.com>>
>>     >> wrote:
>>     >> > When will WebGL be on by default in Chrome stable for Linux?
>>      FireFox?
>>     >> >
>>     >>
>>     >
>>     >
>>
>>
>
>

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