WebGL + Linux + Acer Notebook
Hi! I have an Acer 5720 with Ubuntu 12 (not sure if it's 12.04 or 12.10, but I don't think it makes much difference).
When I enter to http://get.webgl.org/ with Chrome I got:
Hmm. While your browser seems to support WebGL, it is disabled or unavailable. If possible, please ensure that you are running the latest drivers for your video card.
My video card supports OpenGL 2.1:
glxinfo | grep -i "OpenGL version"
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
If I run an lspci:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 03)
I've tried with google-chrome --ignore-gpu-blacklist but didn't work.
I've just realized WebGL works in Firefox in my notebook. Not sure why is not working in Chrome.
It DOES make a difference. Good or bad, depends on the situation. Newer releases have newer kernels + newer drivers. How they perform is another story.
Now, the integrated intels have the worst drivers for Linux (in addition of being the worst integrated graphics). They do work with OpenGL, but not that well.
Se here some details:
I ran WebGL on Firefox/Opera/Chromium with a A4-3400 APU + 12.10 drivers, nvidia 8200 with the 304 series drivers, so it works with nvidia and AMD cards with the proprietary driver.
But your card has to have some support for certain OpenGL features and im not so sure about intel cards such as yours.
Certain features depend on the browsers implementation. You might try the latest build of Chromium with this script (installs/upgrades to the latest version):
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