[arch-general] Firefox display problem

Francis Gerund ranrund at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 19:08:17 UTC 2015


I am running Firefox 38.0.5-1 from the arch "Extra" repository.  As up to
date as I can get - I am obsessive about updating.

This display problem started as soon as I installed the system.  Of course,
I almost immediately installed firefox-noscript upon install also.

I have not used any other browser with Arch, I am really trying to keep a
relatively lean setup.

About http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html - I believe I have
see and read this before - various incarnations of this have been around
for years.  Interesting, and good to keep in mind.

Regarding http://kb.mozillazine.org/Images_or_animations_do_not_load
I did do some searching using an internet search engine.  I did not come
across this link, but that's because the problem was not that the images
weren't loading.  It was the superimposed rectangles.

I didn't think of javascript blocking being the problem, as it would not
occur to me to let javascript run free on my system unsupervised.

I thought initially that it might be a case of some character set not being
installed.  So it might be a good thing that I asked early on.  I hate to
think how much time and effort I might have wasted on that sort of "snipe

May I suggest that technical research requires a certain kind of brain
wiring, and above all, considerable patience.  If you have that, be
thankful - and please try to be understanding of those who are no so

Finally, when I did:
firefox --help | grep profile

I was treated to this sweet little error message:

GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
  -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
  --profile <path>   Start with profile at <path>.

(with a different PID referenced each time).

Now let me do some research on that for a while.  If I figure it out, I'll
let you know . . .


: )


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:29 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com>

> What version of Firefox are you using?
> What happens if you're using another Web Browser or at least a virgin
> Firefox profile [1]?
> What did you "google" on your own, tested and failed from e.g.
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Images_or_animations_do_not_load ?
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> JFTR Firefox 38.0.5-1 on my machine seems to load all pics from the CNN
> website.
> [1]
> $ firefox --help | grep profile
>  -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
>  --profile <path>   Start with profile at <path>.

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