Ubuntu

WebGL Renderer Blocked

Asked by Russell D Mileham on 2012-05-03

I am running Lubuntu 12.04 on an old AMD Athlon XP machine. My web browser is Firefox 12.0. The problem I have is that flash applications will not run. For example, any flash videos are just black and when I try to run Speakeasy speed test, the screen to choose and server and start the test does not appear.

Under firefoxes troubleshooting information page, WebGL Renderer reports "Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues."

My graphics card is reported by lshw as a VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266] but is UNCLAIMED.

HardInfo 0.5.1 Reports the following for Display:
-Display-
Resolution : 1280x1024 pixels
Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Version : 1.11.3
-Monitors-
Monitor 0 : 1280x1024 pixels
-Extensions-
BIG-REQUESTS
Composite
DAMAGE
DOUBLE-BUFFER
DPMS
DRI2
GLX
Generic Event Extension
MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
MIT-SHM
RANDR
RECORD
RENDER
SECURITY
SGI-GLX
SHAPE
SYNC
X-Resource
XC-MISC
XFIXES
XFree86-DGA
XFree86-DRI
XFree86-VidModeExtension
XINERAMA
XInputExtension
XKEYBOARD
XTEST
XVideo
-OpenGL-
Vendor : VMware, Inc.
Renderer : Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
Version : 3.0 Mesa 8.0.2
Direct Rendering : Yes

Any suggetions?

Thanks.

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2012-05-03
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2012-05-19

You may need an xorg.conf file. It will need the device section like this:

https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Soyo_SY-P4VGM

Those video chips suck and very often need an xorg.conf file to work.

Russell D Mileham (rmileham) said : #2

actionparsnip, thanks for the reply

This is what I have tried:

manually adding xorg.conf file to /etc/X11, -- no joy.

next manually added 10-monitor.conf to /usr/share/xorg.conf.d, -- no joy.

next tried starting in recovery mode and running X -config, this failed with an error message as follows:
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed.

Any other suggestions? I'm dying over here.

Russ

Russell D Mileham (rmileham) said : #3

Ok, so looking at xorg.log and found that AIGLX is looking for savage-dri.so but it is not present. Where / how can I get this file?

Russell D Mileham (rmileham) said : #4

So is it safe to assume that my question getting moved was the kiss of death and I can expect no more help?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.