Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jan 2011 10:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Yesterday, the ninth Firefox 4.0 beta was released. One of the major new features in Firefox 4.0 is hardware acceleration for anything from canvas drawing to video rendering. Sadly, this feature won't make its way to the Linux version of Firefox 4.0. The reason? X' drivers are "disastrously buggy". Update: Benoit Jacob informed my via email that there's some important nuance: hardware acceleration (OpenGL only) on Linux has been implemented, but due to bugs and issues, only one driver so far has been whitelisted (the proprietary NVIDIA driver).
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White list ?
by torturedutopian on Sat 15th Jan 2011 11:43 UTC
torturedutopian
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2010-04-24

Oh no... But that was expected.

Couldn't the openGL mode be enabled on a whitelist basis ? I thought the Nividia proprietary drivers were pretty good, as far as 3D is concerned (you can use pretty recent games under Wine for instance) ?

I thought the situation was pretty good, with the Video Acceleration API, compositing & 3D accel being pretty good with nv cards.

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