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Old 04-16-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 Firefox 3.6.3 - screens get messed up


Hi,

I installed FF3.6.3 on Slackware 12.2 last night and screens on some sites get plastered over each other after each move of the mouse (I think it's the background). But when I move over to other sites on other tabs they're fine.

So far gmail and www.slackware.com are affected. I've no problems with LQ, youtube (sound has no problem), LinuxToday and a few other sites.

Wonder if anyone else has seen this?

dennis lee
 
Old 04-16-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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I probably should add that I installed it by extracting the tar archive of binaries from Mozilla and putting them in /usr/lib, added plug-ins and cranked it up.

Am I missing some other libs that are in the slack packages?

Regards,

dennis lee
 
Old 04-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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Nevermind...

Last edited by Cheesesteak; 04-16-2010 at 10:28 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 02:36 AM   #4
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Firefox 3.6.x is unstable in Slackware,
also in Slackware 13, it seems.
Needs a later cairo, somebody said.

Firefox 3.0.19 is the one for Slackware 12.2,
just been security updated, and is of course very stable.
.....
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:05 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Firefox 3.6.x is unstable in Slackware,
also in Slackware 13, it seems.
Needs a later cairo, somebody said.

Firefox 3.0.19 is the one for Slackware 12.2,
just been security updated, and is of course very stable.
.....
Thanks. Good thing I still have the 3.0 tree around in /usr/lib.

DL
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #6
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I have 3.6.3 in my new distro for 12.2 and have noticed the issue only on Slax's site

I uninstalled 3.0.19 and simply placed the extracted 3.6.3 folder in /usr/lib
and copied the script "firefox from 3.6.3 folder to /usr/bin
and also left the mozilla folder in /usr/lib with flash plugin inside

It works great for me and hasn't crashed once
though it crashes frequently in Current
 
Old 04-17-2010, 07:57 AM   #7
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Can you post a screenshot, because I have been using 3.6.3 since it was released and have not had any problems.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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FF 3.6.3 seems stable here, in both 32-bit and 64-bit Slack 13.0.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #9
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Can you post a screenshot, because I have been using 3.6.3 since it was released and have not had any problems.

Screenshot attached.

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Old 04-17-2010, 10:29 AM   #10
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Screenshot attached.

DL
Now that is weird, never had that happen.

If you used the official binary, you may want to compile your own, or try to. I compiled my own, and have no such issues. I can't try the official one because I'm using slackware64.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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It could also have something to do with the graphics card. Which one do you have? If it's an intel, try a different version of the drivers, if it's an nvidia, try the binary driver if you're using nv or the other way around.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #12
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Also, I installed swiftfox 3.6.3 amd64 version with installer script
in my 12.2 system and it doesnst break up on the slax site, as the firefox 3.6.3 does...
http://getswiftfox.com/installer.htm
 
Old 04-17-2010, 02:21 PM   #13
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I have a similar problem. On my 12.2 machine, with or without updated cairo, the mozilla Firefox 3.6.x packages don't run, and if I build FF 3.6.x using the slackbuild for 13 it doesn't run either. It fails silently without any errors reported on the console in both cases.

Strangely, Swiftfox 3.6.x works fine and if I use the build options from Swiftfox's about:buildconfig to build Firefox 3.6.x it runs fine. There is something about the standard FF build options that doesn't like my machine.

EDIT: By the way, you really shouldn't just install stuff to /usr by extracting packages , it can get very messy that way. That's what /usr/local is for. Only stuff installed using the package manager (installpkg/removepkg/pkgtool on Slack) should go in /usr .

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 04-17-2010 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 02:55 PM   #14
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I've seen something similar to this with an old radeon 7000.
The solution in my case was to add "XaaNoOffScreenPixmaps" to the "Device" section of xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Device"

Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"

EndSection
 
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #15
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I am using Firefox 3.6.3 with Slackware 12.2, KDE 3.5.10, and experiencing no issues. I was using the Firefox 3.5.x series with 12.2 for many months.

Pat does not build Firefox from scratch but only uses the pre-built binaries from the Mozilla folks. Therefore Firefox 3.6.x should function just fine with 12.2.

Using Firefox 3.5.x or 3.6.x requires updating the cairo package to 1.8.8.

How I updated:

When I updated from Firefox 3.0.x to 3.5.x I used the 13.0 cairo slackbuild script to build a new cairo package. I modified the build script to create a tgz package. Then I updated the cairo package using upgradepkg.

When I updated from Firefox 3.0.x to 3.5.x I did not use upgradepkg. I used the 13.0 slackbuild script to build a new Firefox 3.5.x package. I modified the build script to create a tgz package. I removed the Firefox 3.0.x package using pkgtool. Then I installed the 3.5.x package using installpkg.

Similarly, I did not use upgradepkg to install Firefox 3.6.x. I used the Current slackbuild script to build a new package. I modified the build script to create a tgz package. I removed the Firefox 3.5.9 package using pkgtool. Then I installed the 3.6.x package using installpkg.

I downloaded the Firefox binary packages from here.

Typically I use upgradepkg rather than the two-step updating procedure I described, but with this particular package I preferred a conservative approach.

Along the way I updated various Firefox add-ons to compatible versions.

I'm using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard with Nvidia GeForce 6150 on-board video and an ASUS M3N78-EM motherboard with Nvidia GeForce 8300 on-board video.

I hope that helps.

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