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opengl not working on vmware

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OpenGL is not not working in Firefox 6.0 in VMware fusion 3.1.3 (current), Win 7 sp1 (current). Safari for windows works fine.

From firefox: Adapter DescriptionVMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)Vendor ID15adDevice ID0405Adapter RAM0Adapter Driversvm3dum vm3dglDriver Version7.14.1.50Driver Date4-18-2011Direct2D EnabledBlocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.DirectWrite Enabledfalse (6.1.7601.17563)ClearType ParametersClearType parameters not foundWebGL RendererBlocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.GPU Accelerated Windows0/1. Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issue

From the Mac:

Model Name: MacBook Pro

 Model Identifier:    MacBookPro6,2
 Processor Name:    Intel Core i7
 Processor Speed:    2.66 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M:

Does anyone else have problems with Firefox 6.0 on VMware fusion 3.1.3?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • 12.0.1.647
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
6.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
0.0.0
true
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin
14.0.3
false
{ABDE892B-13A8-4d1b-88E6-365A6E755758}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110811165603
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:6.0
extensions.lastAppVersion
6.0
gfx.blacklist.direct2d
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10-1
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d9
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.opengl
3
gfx.blacklist.webgl.angle
3
gfx.blacklist.webgl.opengl
3
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
64415
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
Graphics
Adapter Description
VMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Vendor ID
15ad
Device ID
0405
Adapter RAM
0
Adapter Drivers
vm3dum vm3dgl
Driver Version
7.14.1.50
Driver Date
4-18-2011
Direct2D Enabled
Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.
DirectWrite Enabled
false (6.1.7601.17563)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1. Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.

Helpful Reply

The problem was that Firefox 6 blacklists the VMWare 3.1.3 video driver. You will want to keep this post.

First, in Firefox 6.0 open: about:support

At the bottom of the page look to see a Graphics section. Mine had: Adapter DescriptionVMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) Vendor ID15ad Device ID0405 Adapter RAM0 Adapter Driversvm3dum vm3dgl Driver Version7.14.1.50 Driver Date4-18-2011 Direct2D EnabledBlocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues. DirectWrite Enabledfalse (6.1.7601.17563) ClearType Parameters ClearType parameters not found WebGL RendererGoogle Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686) GPU Accelerated Windows0/1. Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.

If the user has a blocked driver, then open: about:config Then double click on: webgl.force-enabled=false This will change it to: webgl.force-enabled=true

Restart Firefox and WebGL will work.

rich