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#1 2010-07-21 22:32:57

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[solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

For me, on Arch64, the results page of the new Google Image Search shows all the thumbnails as corrupted. The bigger versions that appear when mousing over them look right. It only appears to affect Firefox on Arch - midori (with user-agent set to Firefox) looks good, and Firefox (same version 3.6.7) looks good on a Vista box. I can reproduce this on multiple machines, and with new Firefox profiles.

This feels like something is wrong in our Firefox stack. I'll open a bug report if I can get some confirmations from other users that it's broken for them as well. (This seems like such a visible problem that it makes me suspicious not to have seen anyone else report it yet.

Edit: I confirm that it's not related to the 3.6.7 update - it looks just as bad in 3.6.6.

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#2 2010-07-21 22:38:32

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Firefox 3.6.6-1 (repos down under appear to be a little behind) on 32bit looks fine - perhaps it's only the newer build?

# edit for your edit: then only on 64? Or, it's just you... smile

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#3 2010-07-21 22:45:11

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

I'm on 64-bit and the the latest version of Firefox and the images and thumbnails look great at Google Images.


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#4 2010-07-21 22:48:26

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

ozar wrote:

I'm on 64-bit and the the latest version of Firefox and the images and thumbnails look great at Google Images.

+1 64 bit and Firefox 3.6.7 works great here as well. It might be something else on your machine. Try killing X and then see if it changes anything. Unfortunately I updated ...and I removed the 3.6.6 package so I cannot find out if it was a problem in 3.6.6 or not

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#5 2010-07-22 03:03:30

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Ok, I just tried a full reboot on one of these machines (if I'm going to restart X, I might as well go the whole way, no?) but got no change at all from it. Also, note that I can reproduce it on multiple machines.

Probably not relevant, but I have no Flash plugin available. It's just barely possible to my mind that Google uses Flash if it's available, and falls back to AJAX otherwise.

What video drivers are the rest of you using? I'm on nouveau.

I've verified that the corruption does show up in screenshots, so it's somewhere deeper than just top-level rendering.

X also lags hard in a way I've never seen before while these images are being (mis-)rendered, but it doesn't log anything (and neither does firefox, nor anything else for that matter).

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#6 2010-07-22 03:22:32

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Standard ATI: xf86-video here - with flash plugin. Uninstalling the flashplugin had no effect.

#edit I should also note that the 6.7-1 version arrived on my mirror at lunchtime and I have now upgraded...

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#7 2010-07-22 04:01:50

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

ataraxia wrote:

What video drivers are the rest of you using? I'm on nouveau.

nVidia here and the images still look great!


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#8 2010-07-22 07:15:13

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

[rant]
first i was like "wtf? new image search?"  so i checked it out.. wtf google, why? streaming images? srsly kill my bandwidth sad

i'm not a fan

/rant, no need to respond big_smile

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i know i'll end up getting used to it like all other changes google commands

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#9 2010-07-22 13:10:56

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

I'll do some tests with different nouveau versions and against plain vesa. It is weird that it works in midori, though.

Edit: Confirmed to be caused by nouveau, as Vesa works. Newer versions of libdrm and nouveau DDX still have the problem. I wasn't able to test a newer nouveau DRM as it won't compile.

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#10 2010-07-22 23:20:44

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Looks like this was noticed in Ubuntu as well: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … bug/608613

This bug is less than one day old, and was opened by a code dev over there, so I'm hopeful that it will get some attention.

There's also a screenshot attached to that bug which looks just like my problem does, in case anybody is curious enough to want to look.

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#11 2010-08-12 08:11:22

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

I have the exact same issue, this is what it looks like wink

FirefoxCorruption.thumb

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#12 2010-08-12 12:05:35

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Did you file a bug on flyspray? If everything points to a bug and not user or configuration error, I think it's better to have the devs look into it as well smile.


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#13 2010-08-12 14:38:12

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

.:B:. wrote:

Did you file a bug on flyspray? If everything points to a bug and not user or configuration error, I think it's better to have the devs look into it as well smile.

Not a bad idea. I opened http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/20449 just now.

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#14 2010-08-12 16:19:05

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

ataraxia wrote:
.:B:. wrote:

Did you file a bug on flyspray? If everything points to a bug and not user or configuration error, I think it's better to have the devs look into it as well smile.

Not a bad idea. I opened http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/20449 just now.

Andy wants us to test against the [testing] kernel. None of my machines run testing at the moment. Could one of you other people confirm or deny that you've already done this? Otherwise, I'll get to it myself within the next few hours.

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#15 2010-08-12 17:29:18

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

I do not run testing either, and haven't tried it.

I have found out it definitely is caused by canvas, I have the same problem with this example from MDC

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#16 2010-08-12 18:37:37

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Just tried [testing], but no change in behavior for me.

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#17 2010-08-12 22:58:28

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

In the bugtracker, Andy asked me to consult with the Nouveau devs in their IRC channel. I don't do IRC any longer, and I'm also basically out of time to work on this for now - would someone else affected by this like to take this over from me?

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#18 2010-08-14 12:40:26

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

IRC is not an option for me, but I will contact the mailing list to see if I can provide them with enough information to fix this

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#19 2010-08-15 20:47:32

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

The ubuntu bug (linked in post #10) has a fix. The bug is actually in pixman.

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#20 2010-08-17 15:04:17

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

Fixed by JGC in pixman 0.18.4-1.

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#21 2010-08-21 14:05:29

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

it is indeed fixed

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#22 2010-09-01 19:08:42

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Re: [solved] New google image search renders badly in Firefox

I too had the same problem in opensuse 11.3, firefox 3.6.8.

My Graphic card is zotac nVidia GeForce 8600 GT.

I had this problem of thumb nail image getting corrupted in google image search (firefox) when I was using nouveau as driver. Later I installed proprietary driver provided by nVidia and the problem got solved.

Reference:-

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/suse-l … nsuse.html

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/info … users.html

http://en.opensuse.org//SDB:NVIDIA_drivers

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Anand S

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