ports/126265: Firefox 3 has problem displaying some background images
sweetpea-freebsd at tentacle.net
Tue Aug 5 10:40:02 UTC 2008
>Synopsis: Firefox 3 has problem displaying some background images
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 05 10:40:01 UTC 2008
>Originator: Kevin Dorne
FreeBSD piccolo.xxxxxx.xxx 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24 19:59:52 UTC 2008 root at logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
When displaying web pages with particular background images, the browser window ends up being overlaid with other parts of the screen. It happens with or without extensions installed, with a freshly created profile.
An example of a very simple page with repeating background is here:
This problem appeared in Firefox 3; it was not present in Firefox 2.
I am using the radeon driver, board name M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2].
It's possible to create a very simple HTML document, containing a background image. If the image is small enough to tile, then the problem will show up -- but, it only happens with certain images. I have found an image that causes this problem; it can be found here:
I originally thought it happened with any 8-bit JPEG, but when I created one, I couldn't reproduce the problem.
No fix, but a workaround is to install the Web Developer toolbar, and select Images->Hide Background Images.
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