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Re: Anyone have firefox working on i386?
> But it does suggest that firefox is *not* doing anything weird in
> terms of direct access to the graphics card, which seems an unlikely
> scenario in any case (but I've been grasping at straws!).
> For now, I'm going to try comparing the ktruss output from both
> firefoxes, and hope something strikes me as significant...
Well, well, well. Firefox 6 opens:
... none of which are attempted by firefox3. What the hey!?!?!!
There must be some way to tell it not to do that; for example,
it can't possibly be doing that if displaying remotely over ssh X
forwarding. But that might not be it:
If I try ssh into the local machine with X forwarding such that
DISPLAY is localhost:10.0, my attempt to start firefox results in:
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display "localhost:10.0"
(probably harmless), but no window once again. However, this time
"truss" doesn't show the above files being accessed (instead,
"/usr/X11R7/lib/libdrm.so.2" is used).
Under the same (remote to local host via ssh) conditions, firefox36
behaves badly as well: it opens a window and seems to start fine,
but the top 80% of the window turns white as soon as soon as there's
more than one tab present. No such problems with a firefox3 running
on a Linux host and displaying to my machine.
I think this is not an X problem, or not just an X problem. My
firefox 6 is a sick puppy, and it looks as though under remote
display conditions, even my firefox 3 is unhappy.
I must have hosed my libraries somehow, but a dependency check
(make run-depends-list) shows everything there that should be there.
I can't think of anything to try other than rebuilding everything,
but that's going to be painful and time-consuming. If anyone has any
other ideas, please let me know.
Ms. Anne Bennett, as a private citizen: anne%porcupine.montreal.qc.ca@localhost
Also reachable more officially at work: anne%encs.concordia.ca@localhost
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