Firefox 4 just came out, so people on Linux can use WebGL and the Google Body Browser now.
Ubuntu isn’t making Firefox 4.0 automatically available until 11.04 comes out. It is technically ready, it is just a management decision.
If you are an Ubuntu user you can install Firefox 4.0 and enable WebGL for the Google Body Browser via the following commands.
Make sure you have a copy of the file libOSMesa.so.6 installed in Ubuntu at the path /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6
If you don’t have a copy of this file in your Ubuntu installation, execute this command in a terminal ( Applications | Accessories | Terminal ) at the command prompt to install the file into Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install libosmesa6
Install Firefox 4.0
To install Firefox 4.0 into Ubuntu execute the following commands in a terminal at a command prompt
( Applications | Accessories | Terminal )
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install firefox ubufox
Once Firefox 4.0 is installed, type about:config in your location bar in that web browser
search on “webgl”
set webgl.osmesalib to /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6
set webgl.disabled to false
set all of the other webgl variables to true
Enjoy the Google Body Browser !
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