firefox3 from ports?

Peter Wemm peter at
Fri Aug 29 04:18:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Christian Weisgerber
<naddy at> wrote:
> Pete French <petefrench at> wrote:
>> > That is an X11 problem, not a Firefox bug, and workarounds/solutions
>> > have been discussed at length.
>> Oh! That I didn't know, as I didnt find anything with google, and it
>> hasnt appeared on any mailing lists I am on. Do you have a link ?
> In short:
> * If you use XAA acceleration, set Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
>  "true".  This should be safe.
> * Alternatively, switch from XAA to EXA, if the latter is supported
>  and proves to work for your graphics card.
> I have an "ATI Radeon X300SE" radeon(4) card here and _for that
> specific hardware_ I highly recommend switching to EXA.

Thank you.  Although it might have saved an iteration of mailing list
ping pong if you'd mentioned this above.  I too, hit the same problems
and gave up on ff3 for the same reason.

Peter Wemm - peter at; peter at; peter at; KI6FJV
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