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Old 08-03-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
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Graphical glitches in firefox


I'm using FF 3.6.8 on a stock slackware 13.1 system running KDE on an eee pc 1000H. When scrolling up and down in web pages I'm seeing corrupted graphics. It's as if about 20 or so rows of pixels are missed out in the rendering or sometimes as if 20 or so rows of pixels are repeated.

Firefox is still quite usable but it is quite annoying.

Also, konqueror and sea monkey are fine - no other applications are affected.

Anyone else getting this?
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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After my upgrade to 3.6.8 I experienced corruptions in graphics and fonts (images and certain letters displaying incorrectly). But I was able to solve it by restarting X (this is also on 13.1, btw).
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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No problems here with the same EEE
 
Old 08-03-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Something about the software has changed to cause this problem. Looking at the updates since 13.1 came out the only obvious candidate is firefox itself, though my symptoms are quite different to Ilgar's.

Will see if it goes away with 3.6.9 (which is on my XP machine now)
 
Old 08-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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I have problems with firefox 3.6.9 on 13.1 too - big squares flash black/white on most pages. Makes it unusable except as last resort. Seamonkey is unaffected.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 05:12 PM   #6
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I keep Firefox updated on my 2 Slackware 12.1 PCs and have not experienced any of these problems as I progressed through versions of 3.6.x to 3.6.8 which I am using right now.

Could you please provide a test case of a URL where you see this please then others can try to reproduce?.

Bill.

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Toods View Post
I keep Firefox updated on my 2 Slackware 12.1 PCs and have not experienced any of these problems as I progressed through version 3.6.8 to 3.6.9 which I am using right now.

Could you please provide a test case of a URL where you see this please then others can try to reproduce?.

Bill.
This one - that is the LQ forum! Scrolling up and down fast either using the mouse wheel or by dragging the scroll bar will cause it within a second or two of trying.

I think it can happen on just about any page though, but I first noticed it on the news.bbc.co.uk, perhaps because it's packed with varied text and images.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 03:23 AM   #8
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I have not been able to reproduce this on my slackware 12.1 box with Firefox 3.6.8. I think we need to find out if this is a slackware issue or a Firefox one and in the latter case file a 'bug'.

Perhaps 'mcnalu' you could gives us the following information;

1.) Has your Slackware 13.1 installation been patched since installation and if so with what packages?;

2.) what was the last Firefox version that worked correctly with scrolling?;

3.) Are you using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Slackware 13.1. This could be important as the Firefox in 32-bit is the Mozilla-built package whereas that in the 64-bit version is build by the slackware team using the configuration settings in the 'SlackBuild'. This has something that may be relevant in that it causes the build to use the 'Cairo' in the Slackware installation rather than that in the Mozilla source which I believe is not the same version.

Also, 'spoovy', do you really mean version 3.6.9 of Firefox?. The 'code freeze' for that version is not until August 12.

Bill.
 
  


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