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Firefox incompatible with nVIDIA Kepler GPU for over 5 years, why is hardware acceleration enabled with updates?

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Long story short I have a few 650/660/670 nVIDIA cards and with hardware acceleration enabled Firefox crashes the GPU entirely causing a hardware watchdog to take over. Any reason why Firefox does not keep a repository of system hardware known to cause TDRs and system faults?

Long story short I have a few 650/660/670 nVIDIA cards and with hardware acceleration enabled Firefox crashes the GPU entirely causing a hardware watchdog to take over. Any reason why Firefox does not keep a repository of system hardware known to cause TDRs and system faults?
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TyDraniu
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There is a list: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklisting/Blocked_Graphics_Drivers

But we don't expect every GPU to be tested and known to work with Firefox or not. Someone has to file a bug to add GPU to the blocklist.

There is a list: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklisting/Blocked_Graphics_Drivers But we don't expect every GPU to be tested and known to work with Firefox or not. Someone has to file a bug to add GPU to the blocklist.
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TyDraniu said

There is a list: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklisting/Blocked_Graphics_Drivers But we don't expect every GPU to be tested and known to work with Firefox or not. Someone has to file a bug to add GPU to the blocklist.

The link you've brought is not functional. Trying to go to bugzilla with it defaults to a blank 'submit bug' page.

Windows 98SE has a feature to where if the computer goes non-responsive (and/or loses power) in suspend mode it will disable that feature on the fifth occurrence. If Firefox keeps hanging and not shutting down properly I'd imagine we'd be at a point where it would kick in and try to figure out what's failing. Of course I don't mind having to trial and error because Firefox also doesn't not know how to interact with an nForce board but 5 years is ridiculous.

''TyDraniu [[#answer-1231561|said]]'' <blockquote> There is a list: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklisting/Blocked_Graphics_Drivers But we don't expect every GPU to be tested and known to work with Firefox or not. Someone has to file a bug to add GPU to the blocklist. </blockquote> The link you've brought is not functional. Trying to go to bugzilla with it defaults to a blank 'submit bug' page. Windows 98SE has a feature to where if the computer goes non-responsive (and/or loses power) in suspend mode it will disable that feature on the fifth occurrence. If Firefox keeps hanging and not shutting down properly I'd imagine we'd be at a point where it would kick in and try to figure out what's failing. Of course I don't mind having to trial and error because Firefox also doesn't not know how to interact with an nForce board but 5 years is ridiculous.

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WestEnd
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I would say either one of those install is corrupted or bad install is more likely the cause of the problem.

I would say either one of those install is corrupted or bad install is more likely the cause of the problem.
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WestEnd said

I would say either one of those install is corrupted or bad install is more likely the cause of the problem.

Freshly installed Windows on a secure erased SSD would be odd if a component had a 100% chance of corruption upon install, especially since I've been able to replicate this issue after many wipes.

That being said, when the GPU does crash it re-enables performance settings on Firefox.

''WestEnd [[#answer-1232144|said]]'' <blockquote> I would say either one of those install is corrupted or bad install is more likely the cause of the problem. </blockquote> Freshly installed Windows on a secure erased SSD would be odd if a component had a 100% chance of corruption upon install, especially since I've been able to replicate this issue after many wipes. That being said, when the GPU does crash it re-enables performance settings on Firefox.
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