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Old 05-22-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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firefox/mozilla graphical glitches


Does anyone else have graphical glitches which using Mozilla or Firefox? For instance, pieces of a loaded page will shift a pixel or two when highlighted or when the page is scrolled. It's not a big deal really, but I am trying to understand why something apparently so basic has never been addressed.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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no problems of that sort here...

been using firefox since before it was called firefox...

currently using 1.0.4...

i can't detect any weirdness of that sort when i highlight or scroll...

have you tried another video driver just to see if it helps??
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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There is a good possibility my TNT2 Ultra is damaged, I am using the latest NVIDIA drivers.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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try using the 2d drivers to see if it makes any difference...

just change the "nvidia" to "nv" in your xorg.conf and restart X...

you're using the firefox 1.0.4 official slackware package, right??
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #5
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I've used "nv" also. I'm using the latest Firefox from mozilla.org. The fan on my card melted and sometimes the mouse appears as a grey box shortly when moving it, so I am lead to believe this problem is related.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
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I've used "nv" also. I'm using the latest Firefox from mozilla.org. The fan on my card melted and sometimes the mouse appears as a grey box shortly when moving it, so I am lead to believe this problem is related.
No it's not. I experience the same thing on two of my machines. Both have ATi cards, one's a Mandrake Cooker the other MDK 2005LE, but that has been a problem since forever already. Never been able to figure out why this happens.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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It's nice to know I am not hallucinating! I suppose most people don't care or notice it, but it can be very annoying. I am surprised it hasn't been taken care of. I wish I had the patience to go through the source and fix it.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:36 PM   #8
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I would check to see if a bug has been filed for the problem.
Firefox Help: Reporting Bugs
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/bugs

Have you tried using Galeon? If so do you notice the same thing?


Personally I have never really noticed any issues with Firefox or Mozilla.

Do you use the "official" Mozilla releases or the ones put out by your distro?


Have you tried running Firefox in Safe Mode to see if the problem still happens? If it does not happen in Safe Mode it could be an extension or theme causing the problem.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:33 PM   #9
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I too have noticed something like this, but I am not sure it is only Firefox.
Quite often, when clicking on something in a brower window---instead of the expected behavior---the page jumps by some amount.

I do not see how a video card could do this---especially if there are no other symptoms AND evertying works perfedctly under Windows.

-Mark
 
Old 05-23-2005, 03:46 PM   #10
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I could not find any bugs reports that address this problem. I'll check again and then file one. I haven't tried Galeon, but since it is a Gecko-based browser, I wouldn't expect it to be any different. I have used both Slackware packages and official releases. I have had this problem before installing any extensions or themes.

Good point, I don't think it is the video card anymore.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #11
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I filed a bug report on Bugzilla. If anyone wants to follow it, here's the link...

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=295303
 
Old 05-24-2005, 11:57 PM   #12
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hey do you get the same problem if you boot a live cd with firefox on it??

i haven't been able to reproduce this, i've tried on three boxes with three different distros...
 
Old 05-25-2005, 02:10 AM   #13
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I've had the same problem. Had it with Mozilla, and have had it with all versions of Firefox, although it has gotten better over time. The problem is that occasionally a line of text gets "collapsed" by maybe one pixel, so it looks scrunched or folded. It goes away if I select some text on the line.
 
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The problem is that occasionally a line of text gets "collapsed" by maybe one pixel, so it looks scrunched or folded. It goes away if I select some text on the line.
wait, i had someting like that before... i think it was when i was on slackware 9.1... it went away when i upgraded to slackware 10.x... i did however notice it happening on some other apps, like openoffice.org, for example... so i figured it was an issue with X11's font-rendering or something like that... the upgrade from XFree86 to X.org seemed to knock that problem out for me... i haven't ever experienced those crunched fonts anymore...

but i'm not certain this is the same as the "pixel shift" issue that some here are having when selecting/scrolling on firefox...
 
  


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