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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Firefox not rendering pages Reply with quote

Hi,
Having an issue with Firefox not rendering pages. This only happens occasionally, but you'll click a link to a website and it'll appear like nothing happened, apart from something did.

The window title will update to the new page as will the URL, but the area where the page is displayed appears to contain the content of the previous page you were (or blank if you opened a new tab). If I view the page source I can see the correct page content as should be displayed and confirmed using other browsers. Once it happens on one page, and you continue to use firefox it tends to happen on more and more. If I restart firefox, everything goes back to normal.

A fellow gentoo user also said he had seen the same once or twice but he uses konquerer mainly so wasn't able to offer anything useful to this.

I've had this issue with a few versions of firefox 2. Currently using www-client/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.3, and I've also tried the binaries which seem to suffer the same.

I am confuzzled...

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been having the same problem for a little while now. It is nothing reproducible. Closing out firefox fixes the issue. I am also using 2.0.0.3 but think it predates this. I am using KDE 3.5.6.
Code:

kburke@alpha ~ $ eix firefox -I
[I] www-client/mozilla-firefox
     Available versions:  1.5.0.7 1.5.0.8 1.5.0.9 1.5.0.10 (~)1.5.0.11 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.3
     Installed versions:  2.0.0.3(12:33:31 03/25/07)(-bindist -debug -filepicker gnome -ipv6 -java -linguas_af -linguas_ar -linguas_be -linguas_bg -linguas_ca -linguas_cs -linguas_da -linguas_de -linguas_el -linguas_en_GB -linguas_es -linguas_es_AR -linguas_es_ES -linguas_eu -linguas_fi -linguas_fr -linguas_fy -linguas_fy_NL -linguas_ga -linguas_ga_IE -linguas_gu -linguas_gu_IN -linguas_he -linguas_hu -linguas_it -linguas_ja -linguas_ka -linguas_ko -linguas_ku -linguas_lt -linguas_mk -linguas_mn -linguas_nb -linguas_nb_NO -linguas_nl -linguas_nn -linguas_nn_NO -linguas_pa -linguas_pa_IN -linguas_pl -linguas_pt -linguas_pt_BR -linguas_pt_PT -linguas_ru -linguas_sk -linguas_sl -linguas_sv -linguas_sv_SE -linguas_tr -linguas_zh -linguas_zh_CN -linguas_zh_TW -mozdevelop -moznopango -restrict-javascript -xforms -xinerama -xprint)
     Homepage:            http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
     Description:         Firefox Web Browser

kburke@alpha ~ $ eix -e kde
[I] kde-base/kde
     Available versions:  (3.5)  3.5.5 (~)3.5.6
     Installed versions:  3.5.6(3.5)(21:27:31 01/29/07)(-accessibility)
     Homepage:            http://www.kde.org/
     Description:         KDE - merge this to pull in all non-developer kde-base/* packages

kburke@alpha ~ $ emerge --info
Portage 2.1.2.2 (default-linux/x86/2006.0, gcc-4.1.1, glibc-2.5-r0, 2.6.20-gentoo-r1 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: 2.6.20-gentoo-r1 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
Gentoo Base System release 1.12.9
Timestamp of tree: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 07:00:09 +0000
distcc 2.18.3 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
ccache version 2.4 [disabled]
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.0.31-r5
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5-r3, 2.4.3-r4
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r6
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.61
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.14
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.17-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86"
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-Os -mtune=i686 -march=i686 -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/searchplugins/ /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /var/bind"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/java-config/vms/ /etc/php/apache1-php5/ext-active/ /etc/php/apache2-php5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-Os -mtune=i686 -march=i686 -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="distlocks metadata-transfer sandbox sfperms strict"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.datapipe.net/gentoo ftp://ftp.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/gentoo"
LINGUAS="en"
MAKEOPTS="-j3"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --filter=H_**/files/digest-*"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage /usr/portage/local/layman/sunrise"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="X aac alsa apache2 apm arts berkdb bitmap-fonts cli cracklib crypt ctype cups dri dvd dvdread eds emboss encode esd firefox foomaticdb fortran gd-external gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 iconv imlib isdnlog ivtv jpeg kde libg++ libwww lirc mad midi mikmod mjpeg mmx motif mp3 mpeg mysql ncurses nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin ogg opengl openssl oss pam pcre pdf perl png pppd python qt qt3 qt4 quicktime readline reflection sdl server session spell spl sse sse2 ssl tcpd threads transcode truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts unicode v4l vcd vorbis win32codecs x86 xine xml xorg xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1 emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en" LIRC_DEVICES="serial" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="v4l via radeon vga"
Unset:  CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, INSTALL_MASK, LANG, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been having a similar issue since updating to Firefox 2.

On certain pages, I click a link and the same page reloads. A repeatable example for me is:

http://www.allegacyfcu.org

If I click the Web Banking link (left side of the page, about the middle), the home page simply reloads. If I tell it to open in a new tab or window, it only opens the home page again. I see this on various random web pages, but this is the one that catches my eye most often.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one seems to work OK for me in firefox..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had this problem for like a year at least, probably ever since the very first Firefox1.5 alphas or thereabouts. It happens several times a day.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a strong user of firfox. My just occasionly crashes because I push it over the edge. I don't mind it as i just restore session. This error seems to be coming uo repeatly in this forum. What I have suggested so far is (command line)
download firefox from morzilla
mkdir /usr/local/firefox
cd /usr/local/firefox
tar xzvf ~/firefox*.tar.gz (Assumng its saved in ~)
then ./firefox

Well I have symlinked mine into the /usr/local/bin file but I have had no such issure.
The only thing that I can think of is that its something with emerge.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compiled from source, binary from mozilla, doesn't make any difference, it always does this.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this problem too - it's very annoying.

One thing I have noticed is that if you resize the window, the new web page will render.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same problem here, for quite a while now, like numerodix. thanks for the resizing tip though, it's at least better than restarting that damn thing all the time :)
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