about:support should explain why graphics acceleration is disabled

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enhancement
7 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: jruderman, Unassigned)

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(Depends on: 1 bug)

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Description

7 years ago
When graphics acceleration is disabled, about:support should say why rather than just saying "0/1 windows are accelerated".

e.g.
* Firefox does not yet use acceleration by default on Linux (bug 594876)
* Firefox is not familiar with your graphics card
* Your graphics card is known to be problematic
* You need to _upgrade your graphics driver_
There's a message in the "0/1 windows are accelerated" line [1] when the graphics system provides one [2].  If you're not seeing a message, nsIGfxInfo.getFeatureStatus likely returned FEATURE_NO_INFO, so about:support doesn't have any message to show.

Assuming that the front-end uses getFeatureStatus correctly, and that status messages should originate in core and not the front-end, I'm moving this to Core::Graphics.  But the bug would be more helpful if it described a particular situation or system where a message should have been shown but wasn't.

[1]: http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/content/aboutSupport.js#99
[2]: http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/content/Troubleshoot.jsm#245
Component: General → Graphics
Product: Firefox → Core
Actually this looks similar to bug 673490.
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 673490
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