Slackware 12.2 Firefox 3.6.3 - screens get messed up
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Thanks to all for the suggestions. My hunch is that it is the window manager. My setup is very similar to Woodsman's except that I use xfce instead of KDE. Here is what I'm going to try.
1. Switch window manager to KDE. Test.
2. If that fails, install from the package suggested by Woodsman.
If that still fails, I'll look around some more and see what comes up. I'm in no hurry.
And oh! thanks to eternal_newbie for the concern. I'll be careful. I extracted the tarball into /usr/lib because I don't care if I screw up. I'll just re-install everything. Besides, I've used Unix for some time now (about 20 years) and think I know my way around. I started with SVR4, then Olivetti's Unix (I forgot the name, it was so long ago, XOS I think it was called. It was a huge proprietary box, 32-bit thingy with 5 inch floppy), Solaris, Microsoft Xenix (yes, it's true they have a *nix too), SCO Unix 386, SCO Xenix 386, HP-UX 9, then 10. And finally Linux; started with Slackware on kernel 1.1.59, Slack 7, 10 and now 12.2.
All I've ever had to do to run an up to date FF is download the tar.bz2, extract it, drop the folder in /home and create a shortcut to the run-mozilla.sh.
It works fine but I've never figured out how to link it to the java plugin.
I'm running 12.2 on a 386 with nvida Geforce 7300.
I dropped back to the FF intended for 12.2 and have zero problems with it.
For me, if it isn't broke, there's no reason to fix it.
I'm having the same problem, so I compiled firefox 3.6.3 pt-br tar.bz2 and having some rendering screen issues in a 12.2 slack system. I installed flash and there is in aboutlugins a libflashplayer.so 10.0 r32. After that I did a slackpkg upgrade cairo 1.8.8 but didn't solve yet! Whatīs the problem?
Several months ago I had the same exact problem, Slack12.2 and FF3.
I tried everything to fix it, nothing worked so I switched over to Opera.
Correction- If I remember correctly I disabled something like use website color preferences and the crazy overwriting of pages disappeared but every site I visited looked plain with no fonts or colors. I dont have FF installed so I cannot look to see exactly what I disabled.