WebGL on linux

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Sun Apr 25 16:37:36 PDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-22 at 19:48 +0200, Aljoša Mohorović wrote:
> i've tried to enable webgl in chrome/webkit and firefox dev builds on
> intel and ati cards but got the same results.
> since i'm running opengl apps on both cards i guess it is something
> related with webgl implementation in browsers.
> i've posted this because i don't want linux/xorg to have the worst
> support for webgl but if both chrome and firefox dev builds are
> failing (i've tested this on 2 different cards and did some research)
> most system with xorg will have no support for webgl.

Google Chrome also uses pbuffers (and framebuffer objects) for their

With an Xserver patched for pbuffer support, WebGL in Chrome is working
fine, similar with Firefox with Kristian's patch [1] applied. 

So that's my experience with WebGL using the i965 driver.

1. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=558867

Sven Arvidsson
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