firefox garbled web pages

David L idht4n at
Mon Mar 3 15:32:15 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:53 PM, David L <idht4n at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:22 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 14:30 -0800, David L wrote:
> > > I have two f8 systems that have firefox problems on
> > > the same web site ( ).
> > > Instead of the normal view, there are a bunch of
> > > small circles scattered down the middle of the page.
> > > Some of the circles are filled, some aren't.  An
> > > example of what it looks like is at:
> > >
> > >
> > > Any ideas about what causes this?
> >
> > Looks like your browser is having some sort of problem parsing their
> > website styling.  Do you use a custom style sheet, that overrides a
> > site's styling, on your browser?
> Not intentionally.  I know nothing about style sheets.  I did recently try
> to run firefox 3 beta... perhaps that or something else I did corrupted
> my firefox environment.  I moved my .mozilla directory out of the way
> and it fixed the problem.

Oops... I spoke too soon.  I still have the problem, but it doesn't
always happen on the main page.  Even after removing
my .mozilla directory, I had the problem on a page lower down
in the tree.  I got fooled because it didn't happen on the highest
level page like it had before.  Are all of firefox's personal
customizations stored in ~/.mozilla or are there other files I
should try blowing away?

I tried to reproduce the problem on my home PC by installing
firefox 3 beta 3 and could not.  Both PCs that are having the
problem shard a common NFS home directory.  Their hardware
is different.  I assume that something is lurking in my home directory
but outside of the .mozilla directory that is causing the problem.
Any ideas what that could be?


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