Closed Bug 600388 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

[d3d] Black browser windows after OS screen lock with Intel graphics cards on Windows XP


(Core :: Graphics, defect)

Windows XP
Not set



Tracking Status
blocking2.0 --- beta8+


(Reporter: bemguard-bugzilla, Assigned: bas.schouten)




(1 file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100928 Firefox/4.0b7pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100928 Firefox/4.0b7pre

Using Thinkpad T61 with Windows XP on SP3.  The T61 uses an Intel 965 chipset, which has a GMA X3100 graphics chip.   

I'm using this machine with the current drivers provided by Lenovo   (

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Minefield and start.   
2.Examine browser window
3.Press CTRL-ALT-DEL together to bring up Windows XP dialog with "Lock Screen", "Shutdown", "Logoff", etc. , but don't bother to select any of them
4.Press ESC or click Cancel to return to regular XP user interface.
5.Examine browser window
Actual Results:  
Browser window interior is completely black, but still retains window border, window icon, window title, and min, max, and close controls.

Expected Results:  
Browser window should still be visible

There are two workarounds -
1)  Open a new window, then minimize and maximize the view
2)  Open a new tab, then minimize and maximize the view

This causes all the windows to revert back to a viewable interior.

There have been reports that older driver versions  ( do not suffer this problem, but others do  (v6.14.10.4980).

Intel's public drivers are not as new as the Lenovo ones, being at   (
See Bug 593939 for previous discussion.
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Depends on: 593939
The problem disappeared from my machine after updating to last nightly...
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100928 Firefox/4.0b7pre
Someone else pls confirm.
Using Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Driver v6.14.10.4980 dated
Assignee: nobody → bas.schouten
blocking2.0: ? → beta8+
The sample C# DirectX 9 windowed app provided at this website:;article=10
(bottom of the page)

doesn't seem to suffer from this same problem.
Seems to be resolved as a result of Bug 593678 patch.

WFM now with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20101004 Firefox/4.0b7pre  (Built from
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Depends on: 604647
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