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Old 10-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Suspend Issue with Firefox-15.0.1


Just a minor niggle on Slackware-14.0. When I resume from a suspend, firefox menus will not respond correctly to the mouse. I click on Bookmarks, and the menu might appear (1-2 out of 5 times) and if I move the mouse off the word 'Bookmarks,' it's gone. Alt_B opens the bookmarks, return opens a folder of bookmarks, and up/down arrows select fine. So it goes for all menus.

I don't want 'quantum behaviour' in a browser. Closing the browser and reopening solves the issue, so it's a minor irritant. I thought I'd ask in case anyone had this and sorted it.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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Firefox 16.0 is in the repos, installed it yesterday. Give it a go, and see if the behaviour remains.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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Hi,

Seems there are some security issues with FF 16.0: First update for Slackware 14.0
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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I won't update, as they have pulled that update - some exploitable thing.
This wasn't there in 13.37, so I could downgrade. I was hoping for a fix (fix <blah> in about:config or the like)

I have my laptop on 14.0/xfce and an old Athlon 32 bit on 13.37, and the 13.37 firefox seems much nicer somehow.
 
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I have discovered a work around for this.

Starting Firefox, open 2 windows - don't just use tabs. I normally have one window. The top window goes awry on suspend, so you close it, and another is underneath, which works OK.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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Hi,

Update release for FF 16.0.1 & T-Bird 16.0.1;
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From x86_64 -current changelog;

Thu Oct 11 21:25:20 UTC 2012
xap/mozilla-firefox-16.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious
site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have
access to the URL or URL parameters.
(* Security fix *)
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-16.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...underbird.html
(* Security fix *)
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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That was quick!

I'll wait for it to percolate through to the Updates/ in a pkg before trying it.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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It's percolated. Well, depending on which mirror you use.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 03:07 AM   #9
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It's percolated. Well, depending on which mirror you use.
It percolated as far as heanet.ie anyhow, and the problem remains :-((. Interestingly, it also affects the NoScript addon (The options thingy at page bottom). And the second browser window trick still works.
 
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Hi,

Look here: http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub..._slack14.0.txz

I am not having issue with addons. NoScript works fine for me as does Adblock. One thing that I noticed was that if you install Adblock before NoScript then things sometimes happen when detecting conflicts or untrusted content. I just flipped the installs and have not had a problem since.
 
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I expressed myself poorly - NoScript's menu is affected by the suspend/resume menu misbehaviour.
Results are encouraging if I shift away from the browser's virtual display onto another before suspending. In any case, I can simply hit Ctrl_N for a new window which I close on resume, and there is no misbehaviour.

I do feel that this is somehow related to the new version of the Radeon driver & Mesa, which gives significant artifacts despite being faster. Chunks were always misdrawn at times, but now it's worse. The classic being that a line of text vanishes out of a window like this and is replaced by a bit of menu bar or a few red dashes/ Pg-Up & Pg-Down restores sanity. The video is old

Code:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 30c2
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 40
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Memory at d0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
	Memory at d0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
So I'm marking this solved, and thank all contributors for their wise input.
 
  


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