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  • #11
    Originally posted by Death Knight View Post
    Do you sure if force-enable not required?
    Layers acceleration is not enabled on any graphics card on linux, because of the glitches you noticed. That's likely bugs with Firefox and not the graphics drivers.

    XRender is always on, and used automatically through Cairo.

    WebGL is the feature that gets turned on/off depending on your driver.

    For FF6+,

    Free Mesa-based drivers are whitelisted if the Mesa version is at least 7.10 and the driver is not Gallium-based. See the discussion in bug 645407. Regarding Gallium, see bug 624935.
    For example, the free Intel driver that ships in Ubuntu 11.04 is whitelisted.
    For the NVIDIA driver, versions 257.21 and newer are whitelisted, exactly like on Windows (see above).
    For the FGLRX (proprietary ATI) driver, we whitelist the newer versions that implement OpenGL 3.0 or newer. Indeed, FGLRX does not return any version number of its own, so we had to use the OpenGL version as a differentiator.
    See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklistin...aphics_Drivers

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Death Knight View Post
      Also, it shows 10 FPS at http://demos.hacks.mozilla.org/openweb/HWACCEL/
      In windows it past the 60...
      By the way, make sure you have this patch from 5/17, it may speed up the FPS.

      http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/4b8d96e463fd

      From bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602380

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      • #13
        I don't use that patch if nightly releases doesn't include it by default. I couldn't compile ff
        But worth to try...

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        • #14
          Gallium is no longer blacklisted as of today!

          As of today, Gallium3D drivers are no longer blacklisted.
          http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/8e5753fe4939

          This change will appear in tomorrow's Nightly, and eventually in Firefox 7. I'm trying to get it accepted in Aurora / Firefox 6, but no guarantees about that.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by bjacob View Post
            As of today, Gallium3D drivers are no longer blacklisted.
            http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/8e5753fe4939

            This change will appear in tomorrow's Nightly, and eventually in Firefox 7. I'm trying to get it accepted in Aurora / Firefox 6, but no guarantees about that.
            That's great news! Thanks for working on this!

            Now, if only Google could be convinced to do the same

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            • #16
              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
              You shouldn't have to force anything on. Are you sure you're using FF6 ?
              you are a future traveler ? because firefox6 isn't released right now.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                you are a future traveler ? because firefox6 isn't released right now.
                Sure, but there have been nightly builds available for a while. I wouldn't expect the Firefox devs to go back to already-released versions and update those.

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