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kitfox
05-30-2011, 01:47 PM
I have some code that uses framebuffers. While the code seemed to be debugged and working fine, I was occasionally getting strange GL_FRAMEBUFFER_UNSUPPORTED errors on some runs. After a while I discovered that if I had Firefox running in the background for a few hours, I would start getting this error. Killing the Firefox process lets my code start working again.

I didn't have this problem under GL 3.0.0, but do under GL 3.3.0 (or maybe it's the latest Firefox release). Anyhow, I suspect the answer is 'don't use Firefox', but if anyone has any other insights as to why this may be happening, I'd be interested in knowing.

ZbuffeR
05-30-2011, 04:06 PM
Maybe video card resources are used by the browser, reducing the video ram available for FBO ?
http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/