Firefox – we’re finally getting HW acceleration on Linux

Firefox 84.0 is a big milestone for Firefox Linux development as it comes with HW acceleration by default for some Linux users. Stock Mozilla Firefox 84.0 enables WebRender (HW accelerated backend) for Gnome/ and Gnome/Wayland will be supported in Firefox 85.0. Fedora is bit ahead and enables WebRender for Gnome/Wayland in Firefox 84.0 too. WebRenderContinue reading “Firefox – we’re finally getting HW acceleration on Linux”

Firefox on Fedora finally gets VA-API on Wayland.

Yes, it’s finally here. One and half year after Tom Callaway, Engineering Manager @ Red Hat added the patch to Chromium we also get hardware accelerated video playback for Firefox. It’s shame it took too long but I’m still learning. The VA-API support in Firefox is a bit specific as it works under Wayland onlyContinue reading “Firefox on Fedora finally gets VA-API on Wayland.”

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