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Old 03-08-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Firefox Mysterious Scroll Feature


Hello,

I have noticed in Firefox that if I scroll up a page too quickly that it will magically go to the previous page. Does anyone know why it is doing this and how I can remedy it?
 
Old 03-08-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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When you scroll up quickly, do you also cause the scroll wheel to click (middle button click)? If so, check your mouse settings (I don't know where that would be in gnome). I have mine set to paste. Yours may be set to 'back'.
 
Old 03-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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Hello,

I don't think I am clicking the wheel (which seems to cause another affect). I am not using Gnome - right now I am running KDE, but will probably migrate to XFCE or to a WM like FVWM or TWM.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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Hello,

It seems to be specific to Firefox. I tried using it in XFCE and the same thing happened. If you scroll up too fast it will go to the previous page and if you scroll down too fast it will go to the next page (if you are on a previous page). This is really annoying and would like to get rid of it.

Another issue with Firefox (at least in KDE)is that the cursor is really screwed up. It only shows half of the cursor at time most of the time, either the top or the bottom - although it will occasionally show the whole thing for a moment. It will also keep all the cursors drawn on the screen when you move it forward or backward, even over text - so it looks like |||||||||||.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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Hello,

I have noticed the cursor troubles in both TWM and XFCE.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 04:04 PM   #6
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Hello,

I saw that I was using Firefox 1.5.x so I updated to Firefox 2.0.0.2, but with no avail with regards to both problems. I saw on bugzilla that the problem with the cursor leaving cursor turds is most likely an issue with the nv driver as opposed to the proprietary nvidia driver. So, I downloaded the driver from the nVidia website and tried to install it. It told me that it couldn't load the module 'nvidia.o'. The log file reads:

Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Mar 10 16:56:03 2007

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
   ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
   rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
   rm -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o  nv-linux.
   o nv_compiler.h *.d NVdriver nvidia.o
   rm -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h
   rm -f Makefile
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux SYSOUT=/usr/s
   rc/linux'...
   sh ./conftest.sh "cc" "cc" /usr/src/linux /usr/src/linux cc_sanity_check ful
   l_output
   sh ./conftest.sh "cc" "cc" /usr/src/linux /usr/src/linux select_makefile ful
   l_output
   make --no-print-directory -f Makefile module
   echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > nv_compiler.h
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_ADAPTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Ws
   ign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error nv.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from nv.c:14:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_ADAPTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Ws
   ign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error nv-vm.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from nv-vm.c:14:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_ADAPTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Ws
   ign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error os-agp.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from os-agp.c:24:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_AD
   APTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast
   -qual -Wno-error os-interface.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from os-interface.c:26:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_ADAPTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Ws
   ign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error os-registry.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from os-registry.c:14:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
   arentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-multichar  -Werror  -O -fno-common -msoft-f
   loat       -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERN
   EL_NAMES -DNVRM -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=97
   55  -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_
   4_PRESENT -DNV_I2C_ADAPTER_INC_USE_PRESENT  -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Ws
   ign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error nv-i2c.c
   In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
                    from nv-linux.h:64,
                    from nv-i2c.c:8:
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
   /usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *'
   used in arithmetic
   ld -r -o nv-linux.o nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2
   c.o 
   ld -r -o nvidia.o nv-linux.o nv-kernel.o
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'.  This happens most
       frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
       improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
       from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
       rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
       obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
       
       Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel
       messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for
       more information.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.o':
   -1 Invalid module format
-> Kernel messages:
   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
   sd 7:0:0:2: Attached scsi removable disk sde
   sd 7:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
   Vendor: Generic   Model: USB MS Reader     Rev: 1.03
   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
   sd 7:0:0:3: Attached scsi removable disk sdf
   sd 7:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
   usb-storage: device scan complete
   input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input1
   input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input2
   lp: driver loaded but no devices found
   Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
   Capability LSM initialized
   ieee1394: exports duplicate symbol hpsb_alloc_host (owned by kernel)
   ohci1394: exports duplicate symbol ohci1394_stop_context (owned by kernel)
   NET: Registered protocol family 10
   lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
   IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
   eth0: no IPv6 routers present
   i2c_core: exports duplicate symbol i2c_register_driver (owned by kernel)
   No module found in object
   i2c_core: exports duplicate symbol i2c_register_driver (owned by kernel)
   No module found in object
   i2c_core: exports duplicate symbol i2c_register_driver (owned by kernel)
   No module found in object
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-10-2007, 04:18 PM   #7
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Hello,

I have solved the issue with the scroll feature. Let me explain in case anyone else has this issue. The problem was the xorg.conf file. In the input section, the mouse had the line:
Code:
zaxismapping "4 5 6 7"
The digits 6 & 7 control horizontal scrolling. However, if like me you don't have a horizontal scroll wheel on your mouse, then that can cause a problem. So to correct simply change the line to read:
Code:
zaxismapping "4 5"

I still do have the issue with the cursor/caret turds. So if anyone has a solution for that, please let me know.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #8
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Hello,

I have solved the problem of the caret turds. I was missing the kernel sources for the nvidia driver, so I installed them, installed the nvidia driver and the caret turds are gone.
 
  


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