Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Firefox acceleration & AMD Gallium3D = Most sad thing...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Firefox acceleration & AMD Gallium3D = Most sad thing...

    I bought a multi hundered $ GPU and still can't surf on internet with acceleration...
    I know Nvidia GPUs could run firefox with acceleration under linux.

    Fglrx can't. Also Gallium3D couldn't.

    I don't play games in linux (do you?). So it's better to have 3D accelerated firefox than a 3D accelerated games...

    Do you have any estimation when ati r600g + mesa drivers could accelerate Firefox nightly releases properly? It do you want to prioritize such a thing?

  • bridgman
    replied
    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • Qaridarium
    replied
    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • whizse
    replied
    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

    Leave a comment:


  • bjacob
    replied
    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.

    Leave a comment:


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

    Leave a comment:


  • smitty3268
    replied
    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

    Leave a comment:


  • smitty3268
    replied
    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

    Leave a comment:


  • bridgman
    replied
    Originally posted by Death Knight View Post
    Do you sure if force-enable not required?
    I'm not sure at all about FF 7. What you are doing there looks right, and the status output confirms that you do not get "GPU accelerated windows" without forcing.

    The only docco I could find was for FF 6, and that docco suggested that acceleration was enabled with fglrx with FF 6.

    Leave a comment:


  • bwat47
    replied
    I've found even when force enabled it sucks with all the oss drivers, even intel. Its also pretty bugged with fglrx.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X