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WebGL in Firefox stopped working

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I can't view WebGL content anymore. It used to work until a few weeks ago (sorry I can't be more specific). It works OK on other browsers on my computer.

How do I get WebGL working again?

Modified by texpat

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Seems the update to 68.0.2 did the trick. Thanks Mozilla!

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You can try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

You can check the Graphics section on the about:support (Help -> Troubleshooting Information) page.

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Thanks cor-el . Looks like I might be on to something. In about:support, in the graphics section under WebGL 1 Driver Renderer it says:

WebGL creation failed:

  • Refused to create native OpenGL context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_OLD_NVIDIA
  • Exhausted GL driver options.

And under WebGL 2 Driver Renderer I get:

WebGL creation failed:

  • Refused to create WebGL2 context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_OLD_NVIDIA

Can anyone help me interpret this and help to to find a solution?

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Problem has disappeared. Go figure...

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Seems the update to 68.0.2 did the trick. Thanks Mozilla!

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With amd HD 4200 graphics chip:

There was no webgl after updating from 60.9esr to 68.2.0esr on debian, and from debian standard repo.

After setting webgl.force-enabled true, webgl1 works, but no webgl2.

WebGL creation failed:

  • Refused to create WebGL2 context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_OLD_FGLRX

GPU: GPU #1 Active Yes Description Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.9.0-11-amd64, LLVM 3.9.1) Vendor ID 0x1002 Device ID 0x9710 Driver Vendor mesa/r600 Driver Version 13.0.6.0 RAM 256MB

The ff tarball from mozilla org extracted to /opt shows same behaviour. It should work, but it seems to be looking for fglrx when open source driver/mesa is installed.