Firefox and amule GUI problems in KDE 3.3? GTK?

Travis Troyer tm_troyer at
Mon Oct 4 23:41:34 PDT 2004

I am running FreeBSD 5.2.1.  I installed it about a week ago, and installed 6.7.0 with KDE 3.3 from the most recent cvs versions at the time.  The 
same was done for GTK (2.4.9), Firefox (0.9.3), aMule (1.2.8), and Gaim 
(0.82.1).  Firefox and aMule both seem to have major problems with GUI 
interaction, while Gaim does not, so I'm not sure if it's a GTK problems 
specifically.  Firefox will sometimes hang slightly, not allowing my to type 
into textboxes, such as the URL box, or in forms.  It usually hangs for 
about 1-2 seconds, then allows interaction again.  Often I can type, but 
text doesn't show up for 1-2 seconds as well.  aMule performs similarly, 
though a bit more extreme.  Restoring the window from minimization causes it 
to appear blank for 3-5 seconds, then appear.  Sometimes at this point I can 
interact with the window immediately, though typically I then experience a 
delay in clicking buttons, moving sliding, resizing listviews, etc.  The 
delay will be in effect for any given amount of time, then it will suddenly 
work fine again.

At this point I have no clue how to fix this problem.  I have yet to 
experience it in any other applications, though previous to installing 
FreeBSD this most recent time, I had installed it about 2 weeks prior (I had 
to reinstall due to some problems I encountered), and experienced the same 
problem.  I would appreciate help that anybody would have to offer.


Travis Troyer

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