From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010628 BuildID: 2001062815 Using a Dell Optiplex GX1 GX1MTDSK500+ which uses an ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP 2X it is necessary to reduce the graphics hardware acceleration or the user interface breaks up and leaves black-striped artifacts. This is particularly bad when using the Aqua skin but also noticible on the modern skin. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install W2000 on Optiplex GX1 2. Install Mozilla 0.9.2 and modern or aqua skin 3. Just use bookmarks, buttons etc. Actual Results: Rendering is broken. No other program I run has this problem so reducing hardware acceleration *should* be unecessary. Auqa skin can be got from http://www.simweb.net/eric/projects/Aqua/ . The version on themes.org doesn't work.
Reporter: Are you using the latest version of your video card's drivers?
Assignee: mpt → kmcclusk
Component: User Interface Design → Compositor
QA Contact: zach → petersen
Hmm, that sounds more like a bad graphic card driver than Mozilla's fault... Reporter: Can you retest this with the newest graphic card driver and a new Mozilla build ?
I suggest retesting this with the latest Rage drivers: http://support.ati.com/products/pc/ragepro/win2k/ragepro_win2k_drivers.html as well as with Windows 2000 sp2: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp2/default.asp I've run into a few problems with odd video behavior under Windows 2000 with my older Dell system. I'm using Mozilla build 2001091003 under Windows 2000sp2 without issue (with hardware acceleration set to max). Service Pack 2 resolved some odd video issues I'd had early with other programs that prevented me from running hardware acceleration at max.
I also have the same problem at home with W2000 SP2 on an ASUS CUSL2 motherboard with a Matrox G200 AGP using the very latest drivers from Matrox. It is allot worse than the Dell here at work, the screen disintegrates into something looking like the Matrix. I have to restart the machine from the keyboard as I can't see the mouse anymore. I never had this problem with any other application before Mozilla and also Netscape 6.1. Again, switching off bitmap accelleration fixes it.
As this looks to be video-card related, -> INVALID?
Two different video cards? Two different machines?
there is a possibility that the 2 cards have bugs and/or the 2 drivers have bugs BTW, reporter, have you tested this in a more recent build/milestone? Is it only with the Aqua skin and Modern skin? Could you test with the classic skin? Could this be due to the type of images used in those skins? (i.e. colour depth?)
I have a rage mobile pro in my Dell with the latest drivers and see no problems with the UI.
OK, I just tried a new ATI Rage Pro driver on the Dell computer I use at work. I am using Mozilla 0.9.4. I have attached some of the artifacts still visible, ATIRagePro-Dell.zip. The new driver version is 5.0.2195.4018 just downloaded from their website. I get artifacts on and under the URL bar with the Modern skin only and also with the vertical scroll bar with both the Modern and Classic skins. The Aqua skin has artifacts around the URL bar. The scroll bar is broken since Mozilla 0.9.4 and how appears horizontal (see PNG file). I'll get back to you regarding the ASUS/G200 machine at home when I next use Windows (which isn't so often now). Regards, Simon B.
***spam*** This bug has been marked as a dependency of bug 104992, which is a tracking bug for a possible ATI videocard issue.
No longer blocks: 104992
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Confirming #5; "switching off bitmap accelleration fixes it." With a Dell L400 (ATI RAGE MOBILITY-M AGP2X)
Assignee: kmcclusk → dcone
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
This sounds very much like an issue some ATI cards have with WinGimp: From http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/ "Many people with ATI Rage Pro cards have complained about display errors. It seems that this is a known problem with the drivers for these cards, and can be worked around by setting DEVBMP=0 in the [display] section of the Windows system.ini file, like this: [display] DEVBMP=0 " There is also a release of drivers from ATI which mentions fixes for Mozilla in the release notes ( commented on in bug 120893 )
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Hey, I'm experiencing the very same problem with a Matrox G450 card on windows2000 using certified drivers. It's the only application with this problem. (using 1.5 alpha, but the same problem occurs with 1.4, don't know about earlier versions...)
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No new dupes since 2004, I think this is a bug in the video driver and it should work with modern video cards/drivers
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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