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firefox crashing playing webgl games

asked 2014-09-07 07:37:32 -0500

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updated 2014-09-07 11:36:56 -0500

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Firefox crashes on my AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor × 4 desktop with Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 graphics while playing html games on fedora.

What drivers to install to make sure webgl runs properly?

Latest firefox 31 installed.

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Does it run properly with proprietary graphics drivers?

bob gravatar imagebob ( 2014-09-07 08:37:55 -0500 )edit

@bob , how to install them? I searched and there was very less amd support for linux.

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-09 07:41:14 -0500 )edit

@bob 117MB in vain. They stopped supporting my adapter. Damn them

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-09 08:14:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-07 11:37:30 -0500

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If it crashes, please file a bug report

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What should I write? I dont know why it is happening or any detail.

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-09 08:15:13 -0500 )edit

Can you tell me how to get details?

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-09 08:15:30 -0500 )edit

Can you see something in stderr if you launch firefox from terminal?

bob gravatar imagebob ( 2014-09-09 09:25:31 -0500 )edit

Meaning I open a terminal and type firefox and see if there's any error?

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-11 09:42:33 -0500 )edit

You open a terminal, type firefox, start playing some WebGL game and see if there are errors.

bob gravatar imagebob ( 2014-09-11 11:03:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-09-08 21:54:40 -0500

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Checking, Wikipedia says that all Firefox browsers since Firefox 4.0 have supported WegGL. ( ) To see for yourself, go to and see for yourself. If you see a spinning cube WebGL isn't an issue.

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I can see the spinning cube. what i mean is that it crashes often probably due to drivers?

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-09 07:42:42 -0500 )edit

Have you tried running Firerox with all extensions disabled, or did you just decide without any evidence that it's the drivers?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-09-09 10:54:52 -0500 )edit

I have disabled webgl from about:config and the games work properly (I do development based on Phaser framework based on pixijs so there is a canvas fallback mode if webgl is not available) Thus there is some problem with webgl which runs perfectly on my intel laptop. I thus thought it to be a driver problem. But stupid of me to not check disabling exntensions. Will do it soon.

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2014-09-11 09:41:30 -0500 )edit

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