#12745 LOW Future : XO-4; display corruption by firefox

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#12745: XO-4; display corruption by firefox
           Reporter:  mavrothal        |       Owner:  dsd                     
               Type:  defect           |      Status:  new                     
           Priority:  low              |   Milestone:  Future Release          
          Component:  x window system  |     Version:  Software Build 13.2.0-13
         Resolution:                   |    Keywords:  firefox                 
        Next_action:  reproduce        |    Verified:  0                       
Deployment_affected:                   |   Blockedby:                          
           Blocking:                   |  
Changes (by Quozl):

  * milestone:  Not Triaged => Future Release



 We don't ship Firefox, so we don't actually ''need'' to fix this unless it
 is a problem with the video drivers exposed by Firefox that might affect
 deployment activities.

 We don't test with Firefox, and it wasn't part of our release plan, so no
 surprise that this wasn't detected before release.

 Therefore I agree with ''low'' priority and assign to ''Future Release''.


 I have also seen corruption of the Gnome desktop window on XO-4 with
 13.2.0-13, following use of Firefox.

 The non-corruption of home and other Sugar elements, as compared to the
 Gnome desktop, is unremarkable; they are refreshed.

 Are you using the [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Vmeta Vmeta] components?
 This is important because most of our deployments use these components,
 and if the problem changes with or without them it is of interest to those

 When I try this with the Vmeta components, visiting the first test page
 hangs the browser and the mouse pointer for several seconds at a time, and
 there are several dmesg lines claiming STATUS_OUT_OF_MEMORY for the
 graphics driver.

 On XO-4, Firefox 17.0.1 is the version installed by ''yum'', but this is
 quite old.

 On XO-1.5, Firefox 24.0 is installed by ''yum''.  It does not exhibit this

 This problem might be fixed by a later version of Firefox.

 Meanwhile, for content being delivered to users, make the pages shorter so
 they consume less memory.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12745#comment:2>
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