View Full Version : Can't run WebGL at all - ideas?

08-28-2011, 02:13 PM
Symptom: I go to Chrome Experiments, click (e.g.) "Traveling Wavefronts" or "Solar System Explorer", click "Launch Experiment". A window opens. On top of the new window, a dialog box says "Your browser does not support WebGL".

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 1520, Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz. GeForce 8600M GT.

OS: legal Windows XP SP3 with all mandatory updates and many of the optional updates.

Driver: updated today, to the latest version on the Dell site for this hardware. The NVIDIA control panel says "ForceWare 174.31."

DirectX: 9c, all latest updates from the Microsoft site as of today.

Browser: Chrome. About box says I have the latest.

Thanks in advance for any help ...

08-28-2011, 02:20 PM
OK, apparently the "latest" NVIDIA driver on the Dell site is ancient. I found this in the blacklist rules:

"id": 14,
"description": "NVIDIA drivers older than 257.21 on Windows XP are assumed to be buggy.",
"cr_bugs": [74212],
"os": {
"type": "win",
"version": {
"op": "=",
"number": "5"
"vendor_id": "0x10de",
"driver_version": {
"op": "<",
"number": ""
"blacklist": [