Archive for October, 2008

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2008-10-19 09:40:51+0100

miscellaneous, p.d.o | Comments Off

Iceweasel display corruptions, maybe a real fix?

Thanks for the feedback on the xulrunner-1.9 packages I posted yesterday. They led me to find a possible fix for the issue.

Wasn’t the package fixed? will you ask. Well, yes and no. Actually, it was built using the internal copy of cairo in the mozilla source tree. And this internal copy is (guess what) not vanilla. And we don’t want to be using the internal copy because it’s hell for stable security.

I took a deeper look into the changes and spotted something that looks like a workaround for exactly this corruption issue. So if people having the corruptions before installing the test package could downgrade to the current version in unstable (apt-get install xulrunner-1.9=1.9.0.3-1 should do), install the following cairo package: for i386 and for amd64, and tell me if the corruptions are gone, that would be very helpful :).

2008-10-14 07:54:43+0100

firefox, xulrunner | 13 Comments »

Iceweasel display corruptions anyone?

We have had quite a bunch of bug reports for some display corruptions in Iceweasel, most, if not all, of which are due to offscreen pixmaps being badly rendered by the X.org video driver.

If you happen to be a silent (or even vocal) victim, please give a try to these test packages: for i386 and for amd64. If that solves the corruptions for you, please leave a comment here.

Thanks

2008-10-13 21:19:58+0100

firefox, xulrunner | 5 Comments »