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#1 2014-03-04 23:46:24

dgesh
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Registered: 2011-09-29
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Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

This happens sporadically but persistently.

This is extremely hard to describe so I apologise for vagueness.

When I'm using Firefox (Aurora in the screenshots but it exhibits in both and they don't share a profile), sometimes, when I'm scrolling the page or I hover over something like a link (i.e. something that alters the page in some way, even if it's just the text changing colour), the page will look as if it's been cut up and rearranged. It will flicker in this state while the mouse is in that same position. Sometimes it clear up when the mouse moves, sometimes it persists and then stops when the mouse stops. The things I mention as causing it to happen (rolling over links, scrolling) don't always cause it to happen, just sometimes.

Going into overview mode always clears that particular instance up.

A few screenshots:

http://i.imgur.com/AOcOJtR.jpg

Here the page looks as if it's been cut and stitched about 1/5 of the way down, with a section missing.

http://i.imgur.com/aGSOYVI.jpg

Second one is a similar thing but showing that it's not just horizontal cuts, it can be rectangles of the page rearranged.

http://i.imgur.com/3cAfHrp.jpg

Last one, bits of one page showing through another.

All of those were flickering, not static.

Now, this happens in both Firefox and Aurora (but not Chromium) under Gnome Shell. It doesn't happen at all under i3 (with or without compton running).

I've tried disabling all addons, making a new profile. I've tried with Firefox's various acceleration settings on and off.

Unfortunately I'm not sure when this started happening since I've been using i3 for a while (about a week or so). Off the top of my head the only obviously pertinent thing that's updated in that time is the Nvidia (proprietary) drivers but I'm not certain that it only manifested when that happened (yesterday).

I'm sorry for lack of logs or configs but I'm really not sure what to supply in this case. I'll be glad to provide any further info on request.

Thank you for any help you offer.

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#2 2014-03-05 00:25:12

dunc
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From: Glasgow, UK
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

I'm seeing what appears to be the same thing (almost; mine doesn't flicker, but the static effect is similar) since upgrading to Linux 3.13 (-ck) and NVidia 334.21 today (from [repo-ck]), using Firefox 27 from [extra]. So yes, it looks like the driver. ROX-Filer's acting a bit strange over its display updates, too. Weirdly, everything else I've tried so far seems to be absolutely fine.


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#3 2014-03-05 00:37:14

dgesh
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Yup, I've not noticed it anywhere else either.

And ok, yours sounds very similar and I'm not on the -ck kernel (it, bizarrely, made Gnome Dash to Dock extension behave oddly) so that does seem to narrow it down to the Nvidia update.

Now if I can find where the hell one submits bugs to that...

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#4 2014-03-05 01:40:49

dgesh
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Ok, I've just noticed that I'm getting tearing with i3/compton that I was not getting yesterday with the same settings. Very much looks like something is afoot with the current Nvidia drivers.

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#5 2014-03-05 02:04:47

rusty725
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

I got the same issue, its a new nvidia driver causing it, I roll back to the old one and its fine. Dev need to pull this driver and check for errors.
You can get my bug report here https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topi … th-334-21/

Last edited by rusty725 (2014-03-05 02:09:40)

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#6 2014-03-05 03:50:29

rusty725
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

nvidia-334.21-2 didn't fix the issue

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#7 2014-03-05 04:52:38

Ville
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From: Espoo, Finland
Registered: 2014-02-03
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

i have this issue as well. makes firefox unusable.

and nvidia-334.21-2 didnt fix it.

Last edited by Ville (2014-03-05 04:53:00)

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#8 2014-03-05 07:06:32

LB06
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Same here; default kernel, default nvidia drivers. Lots of glitches. Flickering, seeing parts of other tabs in the current one, a page seemingly jumping up and down..

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#9 2014-03-05 08:00:48

tbudikov
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Same here; default kernel; default nvidia drivers and a lot of glitches and funky effect with firefox and "terminator" terminal emulator. Maybe is it a problem with gtk 2 app. Must downgrade to 331.49

Last edited by tbudikov (2014-03-05 08:01:22)

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#10 2014-03-05 11:31:18

_abraxas
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Firefox 64bit doesn't use hw-acceleration with nvidia drivers so far. Check about:support -> Graphics -> CPU-accelerated windows. There should be written something like

1/1 OpenGL

Try to run Firefox from the terminal like that:

MOZ_ACCELERATED=1 MOZ_GLX_IGNORE_BLACKLIST=1 firefox

Works super smooth without glitches.

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#11 2014-03-05 13:03:58

joanmanel
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Same error. It also happens with gnome default browser

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#12 2014-03-05 13:18:33

rusty725
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

I get flickering in cinnamon menus so its not just a browser issue.

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#13 2014-03-05 13:39:23

cdteo
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Registered: 2008-11-20
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Same here: flickering in nautilus, chrome browser and gnome web browser.

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#14 2014-03-05 13:42:21

cdteo
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

....and gnome terminal.

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#15 2014-03-05 13:44:04

InspectorMustache
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Since updating the nvidia package, I'm getting this as well with all GTK-related programs like Firefox, GIMP or even Nautilus (icons behaving strangely e.g. flickering). Qt programs like Avidemux run fine on the other hand so for me at least this bug is limited to GTK applications.

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#16 2014-03-05 14:29:26

mavericck
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Definitely a nvidia driver problem, after switching to nouveau the glitches disappeared

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#17 2014-03-05 15:27:05

Ville
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From: Espoo, Finland
Registered: 2014-02-03
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

How do i rollback to the last driver version?

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#18 2014-03-05 15:30:07

_abraxas
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Since I have enabled hardware acceleration in Firefox, see here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 9#p1388729, the glitches in GTK applications are also gone.

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#19 2014-03-05 15:31:59

Nekroman
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Ville wrote:

How do i rollback to the last driver version?

$ cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg/
$ sudo pacman -U nvidia-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz nvidia-libgl-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz nvidia-utils-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz opencl-nvidia-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz lib32-nvidia-utils-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz lib32-nvidia-libgl-331.49-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

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#20 2014-03-05 15:54:12

sknd
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From: Brzeszcze, Poland
Registered: 2011-01-20
Posts: 62

Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

i have similiar problem after installing kernel  3.13 -ck and latest nvidia from repo-ck - wierd glitches in terminal window. I also cannot use cudaminer: "Unable to query CUDA driver version! Is an nVidia driver installed?"


Jaki koniec świata.Ziemia to nie cały świat ,a tylko mały Wąchock we wszechświecie.

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#21 2014-03-05 16:13:29

Koven
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Same problem here flickering all the time with last two nvidia releases. Downgrading is the only solution. I will wait until next nvidia release to upgrade these packages.

BR

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#22 2014-03-05 19:27:15

cju
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Registered: 2013-06-23
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

_abraxas wrote:

Firefox 64bit doesn't use hw-acceleration with nvidia drivers so far. Check about:support -> Graphics -> CPU-accelerated windows. There should be written something like

1/1 OpenGL

Try to run Firefox from the terminal like that:

MOZ_ACCELERATED=1 MOZ_GLX_IGNORE_BLACKLIST=1 firefox

Works super smooth without glitches.

Thanks, that actually helps for Firefox, but what about the other GTK-stuff? sad

Edit: @dgesh, could you please remove the GNOME shell from the thread title since it obviously isn't directly related to GNOME?

Last edited by cju (2014-03-05 19:29:30)

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#23 2014-03-05 21:41:20

Acominym
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

This is actually due to a bug in clutter that's exposed by the latest nvidia drivers. More info here. The bug is apparently fixed in the next version of clutter.

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#24 2014-03-05 22:00:04

Dantix
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Registered: 2012-03-22
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Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Found out this thread after I filled bug here. Turning off compositing or downgrading to previous nvidia drivers solves issue

Last edited by Dantix (2014-03-05 22:01:01)

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#25 2014-03-06 01:41:25

dunc
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From: Glasgow, UK
Registered: 2007-06-18
Posts: 559

Re: Graphical glitches in Firefox under Gnome Shell, Nvidia

Acominym wrote:

This is actually due to a bug in clutter that's exposed by the latest nvidia drivers. More info here. The bug is apparently fixed in the next version of clutter.

Ah. Makes sense. Doesn't help me though, 'cos I'm still using standalone Compiz.

(And not a recent version, either. Some of Canonical's changes - I honestly can't recall what - annoyed me, so I stopped upgrading.  Oh, well. I knew the bitrot would set in someday. My copy of CCSM hasn't worked properly for months. Time to switch WMs, then. Or put up with whatever it was I didn't like about Canonical's Compiz. I wonder what that was... Hey, am I rambling now? I'm rambling, aren't I? I'll shut up.)


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