Page display corrupted by scrolling

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Core Graveyard
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major
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Mustafa Jamil, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031031
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031031

If I scroll downwards on a Web page, the page display gets corrupted.  It
happens regardless of how I scroll (by dragging the scroll bar, by using the
mouse wheel, or by using the page up/down buttons).  I cannot get this to happen
if I scroll upwards.

It happens on a lot of pages: http://www.nytimes.com, http://www.cnn.com,
http://www.slashdot.org, and even this mozilla bugzilla page that I'm currently
entering this bug on
(http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Browser).  I will attach a
screenshot of a corrupted view of the bugzilla mozilla page for your perusal.

I cannot get this problem to occur on http://www.google.com (more specifically,
on search results pages).

I can get the problem to go away by forcing a redraw of the page (I've been
doing this by simply maximizing and then minimizing another window on top of the
corrupted window).  Earlier, I could also get the problem to go away by simply
focusing on another window (this stopped working at some stage).  I can also
make the problem go away by highlighting the affected area.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Go to one of the sites I mentioned.
2.  Start scrolling downwards (honestly, I'm not doing anything else).  If you
scroll at lightning speed, it won't occur.  At slow or moderate speeds, it
always occurs.

Actual Results:  
The page looked corrupted.  Characters, instead of simply moving up the screen,
left a trail behind all the way to the bottom of the screen, or portions of the
same text start appearing in multiple areas.  Coloured bars (which I assume are
table cells, but I don't know) sometimes repeat the same way.  


Machine: Dell Precision 650, dual 2.4GHz Xeon cpus (w/ hyperthreading), 2GB RAM
Video: nVidia Quadro4 900XGL, using the nvidia driver, xinerama, two LCD screens
X: XFree86-4.2.1-21
Kernel: 2.4.20-19.8smp
Distribution: RH 8

This only started happening with Mozilla 1.5.  I have never had this happen with
previous versions of Mozilla.  I installed this version by using the default
built RH 8 rpms provided on the Mozilla downloads page.
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Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 136848 [details]
Screenshot of my desktop showing the corrupted Mozilla window

Corrupted view of mozilla bugzilla bug entry page
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Comment 2

14 years ago
To be a bit more precise, I can get this to happen on cnn's and slashdot's home
pages, but not on the NYT's home page: it happens on any story off the home
page, though.

I should mention that, apart from that one page I mentioned and provided a
screenshot of, I cannot find any page in the mozilla.org site that causes this
problem.

I am happy to provide screenshots from other sites, if requested.
Reporter, have you tried a recent build?  Either a nightly or 1.6 (if it's out
by the time you read this) will do, but just try with a more recent build.  You
might also want to see if you can upgrade your video drivers.

I've had this happen a few times, but nothing reproducable like this.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169883 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 5

14 years ago
This bug isn´t a duplicate of Bug 169883
	  	ibm.com - While scrolling down the text get scrambled

In the other bug there are a lot of URL´s where you can reproduce this
behaviour, I didn´t see any URL in this bugs description.
The URLs mentioned are wfm.

When did this page corruption start?
Right after installation?
Is it reproducable, at a URL, right at the start of Mozilla, or only at the end
of a long browser session?
Is you Mozilla installed correctly, do you use extensions, themes?
Does it happen only on websites using some sort of plugin, maybe Java, or Flash?
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Sorry, I'm a bit of a n00b to duping bugs, not sure what levels of similarity to
look for :D

I wasn't able to reproduce the bug on the URLs given in the description,
although I was able to reproduce the testcase in the other bug.

I'll be more careful from now on.

Comment 7

13 years ago
All comment 0 links WFM in current Linux trunk.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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