how to enable hardware acceleration v27

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how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:00 pm

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how can i enable hardware acceleration on palemoon v27?
on v26 hardware acceleration had worked well but not on v27 :(

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby trava90 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:53 pm

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced. You can turn HWAccel on/off there.

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby lunalupus » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:49 am

I, also,wish to enable hardware acceleration in v27 but the is no preferences displayed in my edit drop down menu.
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:25 am

trava90 wrote:Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced. You can turn HWAccel on/off there.

i know, but this doesn't work for me...it's firefox like :(

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby lightning slinger » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:33 am

lunalupus wrote:I, also,wish to enable hardware acceleration in v27 but the is no preferences displayed in my edit drop down menu.

So how do you access your preferences?
HW acceleration can be set to enabled from about:config with
layers.acceleration.disabled set to false

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:39 am

lightning slinger wrote:
lunalupus wrote:I, also,wish to enable hardware acceleration in v27 but the is no preferences displayed in my edit drop down menu.

So how do you access your preferences?
HW acceleration can be set to enabled from about:config with
layers.acceleration.disabled set to false

this is the default setting and it doesn't work any more :(

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layers.acceleration.disabled;false

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Moonchild » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:05 am

Please include the details from help -> troubleshooting information (as text).

HWA should also work on Linux, so something must be blocking it.
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:12 am

Moonchild wrote:Please include the details from help -> troubleshooting information (as text).

HWA should also work on Linux, so something must be blocking it.

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Moonchild » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:16 pm

Please reset the following to default (right-click -> reset) and see if that improves your situation:

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gfx.prefer-mesa-llvmpipe: true
layers.acceleration.force-enabled: true
layers.draw-borders: true
layers.force-active: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-basic: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled: true
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby lunalupus » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:28 pm

Moonchild wrote:Please include the details from help -> troubleshooting information (as text).

HWA should also work on Linux, so something must be blocking it.


Any suggestions for me,please, Moonchild?


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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Moonchild » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:33 pm

It already gives hints about what you should do:
GPU Accelerated Windows 0/1 Basic (OMTC) Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 9.6 or newer.
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:36 pm

Moonchild wrote:Please reset the following to default (right-click -> reset) and see if that improves your situation:

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gfx.prefer-mesa-llvmpipe: true
layers.acceleration.force-enabled: true
layers.draw-borders: true
layers.force-active: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-basic: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled: true

after reset there are the same as before

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Moonchild » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:51 pm

brikler wrote:
Moonchild wrote:Please reset the following to default (right-click -> reset) and see if that improves your situation:

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gfx.prefer-mesa-llvmpipe: true
layers.acceleration.force-enabled: true
layers.draw-borders: true
layers.force-active: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-basic: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled: true

after reset there are the same as before

Someone else will have to pitch in here, since I'm not at all familiar with the open source drivers for embedded Intel Ivybridge graphics.
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby brikler » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:28 pm

ok, i ll wait for a new version to solve these issue.
thank you for your help :)

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby redblade7 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:40 pm

Moonchild wrote:Please reset the following to default (right-click -> reset) and see if that improves your situation:

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gfx.prefer-mesa-llvmpipe: true
layers.acceleration.force-enabled: true
layers.draw-borders: true
layers.force-active: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled: true
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-basic: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled: true
media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled: true


This didn't work for me until I put "export MOZ_USE_OMTC=1" in my profile.

And setting layers.draw-borders to "true" created these ugly light-green borders around tabs and parts of pages. But setting everything else as above along with MOZ_USE_OMTC=1 forces hardware acceleration with no problems.

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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Moonchild » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:04 pm

... When I say "reset the pref" it means to default, not just blindly flipping them to the other state. :wtf:
I think you might want to read more carefully before applying pref changes in a thread meant for someone else lest you get roasted and eaten by the proverbial dragons that live in about:config, which you are warned about ;)
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Re: how to enable hardware acceleration v27

Postby Walter Dnes » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:48 am

Moonchild wrote:Someone else will have to pitch in here, since I'm not at all familiar with the open source drivers for embedded Intel Ivybridge graphics.

Not a programmer, but I do have an IvyBridge machine. I'm doing "unsupported" stuff (again ;) ). After some experimentation on the latest "Master" branch, I've determined that 2 requirements are...
  1. setting "layers.acceleration.force-enabled" to true in "about:config"
  2. Setting up an environment variable

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    export MOZ_USE_OMTC=1

    The syntax may differ if you use a shell other than bash.
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