Text rendering in FX3

David Orman ormandj at corenode.com
Mon Dec 22 01:17:59 UTC 2008


Just out of curiosity, move ~/.mozilla somewhere else temporarily, then give
it a shot. That'll get rid of all plugins/customized settings/etc. Start FF,
and see what you get. I just upgraded FF to 3.0.5 and it still displays
fine. I'm running Adblock Plus 1.x currently, and nothing else. Disabled
noscript and firebug for the time being. When you're done, move the directoy
back to restore all your settings/etc (remove the new one).

Cheers,
David

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at comcast.net>wrote:

> Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at comcast.net> writes:
>
> > That's interesting. I am using the same FF version (3.0.4) on F10, albeit
> > 32 bit and no matter what I do, I cannot get the page to display
> > correctly. I have either disabled or uninstalled all add-ins to no
> > effect.
> >
> > It's also not clear to me that any other preference settings are
> > relevant.
> >
> > It renders fine on my wife's iMac in FF 3 and in Safari, which seems
> > typical of other comments that I have seen in other fora regarding
> > rendering on Linux specifically.
> >
> > Go figure.
> >
> > Marc
>
> Apologies for replying to my own post here, but I have some follow up
> information that should be helpful.
>
> Turns out there is an interaction with FF3 and Xorg as reported here:
>
>   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=411831
>
> and here:
>
>   http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15098
>
> Going back to the Computerworld.com home page problems that I observe,
> here is an image of the page using FF *2*, which I DL'd from Mozilla and
> ran locally:
>
>  http://home.comcast.net/~marc_schwartz/FF2.png<http://home.comcast.net/%7Emarc_schwartz/FF2.png>
>
> You can see that the page looks just fine.
>
> Here is the same page using FF 3.1 Beta 2, which I also DL'd from
> Mozilla, just to be sure that the same behavior is still present. BTW,
> this happens in 3.0.5, which was just released for F10 and is now the
> default version on my system:
>
>  http://home.comcast.net/~marc_schwartz/FF31B2-1.png<http://home.comcast.net/%7Emarc_schwartz/FF31B2-1.png>
>
> You can see the top of the page, where the left hand navigation column
> is centered, pushing the other content below it. Here is a second
> picture of the same page, scrolled down, so that you can see the
> transition to the main content:
>
>  http://home.comcast.net/~marc_schwartz/FF31B2-2.png<http://home.comcast.net/%7Emarc_schwartz/FF31B2-2.png>
>
>
> Based upon the above bug reports, it looks like the problem is going to
> be around for a while...
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz
>
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