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The Whole Fedora/nVidia/Google Talk thing

stoolpigeon (454276) writes | about a year ago

User Journal 2

I think I've got it nailed down a bit. When I run the nVidia drivers it is not using OpenGL. The Google Talk plugin needs OpenGL to work. I can force OpenGL to run. The the talk plugin works but Firefox will not run. If I switch to the Nouveau drivers then OpenGL will work fine without any messing about but again Firefox is unhappy.

So for right now - with my GeForce card my choice is Google Hangouts or Firefox.

I think I've got it nailed down a bit. When I run the nVidia drivers it is not using OpenGL. The Google Talk plugin needs OpenGL to work. I can force OpenGL to run. The the talk plugin works but Firefox will not run. If I switch to the Nouveau drivers then OpenGL will work fine without any messing about but again Firefox is unhappy.

So for right now - with my GeForce card my choice is Google Hangouts or Firefox.

I don't do the Hangouts that often. I may try just switching over if I need to. I usually have my little Windows laptop at my desk. I don't use it unless I need to go to a meeting but I could hop over to it for video chats if I don't have time to switch my graphics over on the Linux box.

It's not the greatest situation but I do feel better now that I feel like I have a grasp of the situation at least.

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Have you tried another browser? (1)

Qzukk (229616) | about a year ago | (#43537551)

Netscapeish browsers have always been hard on X for some reason (I remember way back when, there was a bug in netscape that matched up with a bug in X that could allow a plain HTML page to execute arbitrary code on the X server, something with fonts I think). Maybe Chromium? There's instructions on getting flash out of chrome here: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/how-to-make-chromium-use-flash-player.html [webupd8.org]

Re:Have you tried another browser? (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about a year ago | (#43544597)

I've tried with Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

I really do think that the plugin needs OpenGL - and if it does that precludes Firefox on my machine. Which isn't the end of the world.

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