Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89235
Galeon Fails to render text properly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:10 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131
Description of problem:
This may end up being a mozilla problem, but here it is.
Go to slashdot.org, www.qrz.com, www.eham.net, occassionally foxnews.com or
cnn.com and others. You will see blank spaces, and if you highlight it just
right, whamo text appears in the highlight. The text disappears the second the
highlight goes away.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Steps are found above
Text that should be rendered visible is invisible.
Text should be rendered correctly
How often does this happen?
My system is a standard RedHat 9 plus all errata applicable. Gecko/20030131.
Athlon 1800+ with 512 Meg of memory and more than
adequate disk space. Using a Nvidia Geforce 2 MX w/ 64 meg. Standard X
drivers, not nvidia drivers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
All steps are in the description
Actual Results: Renders improperly; see description.
Screen shot and suggested bug fix at the above url.
dup of upstream moz bug
This does not seem to be purely an upstream. The GNOME people seem to think it
is fixed by using a newer version (1.3 or 1.4) or mozilla. A few minutes of
testing with rawhide Mozilla and epiphany (the latter being trash compared to
galeon imnsho) shows this to be true. The problem is at least more rare with
1.4 of Mozilla. Is there anyway that a release of galeon and mozilla can be
made? After all, this problem has been in existance since around 8.0 of RedHat.
It is time for it to die.
It's actually a bug in freetype, way at the bottom of the stack.