[Public WebGL] Chrome stable linux

Steve Baker [email protected]
Sat Feb 12 05:38:47 PST 2011

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

...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 <[email protected]
> <mailto:[email protected]>> 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
>     <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>> 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 <[email protected]
>     <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> Yes WebGL is on by default in Chrome 9 stable, all platform.
>     >>
>     >> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:03 AM, John Davis
>     <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>>
>     >> wrote:
>     >> > When will WebGL be on by default in Chrome stable for Linux?
>      FireFox?
>     >> >
>     >>
>     >
>     >

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