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Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

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Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#1 Post by Kestrel » Thu May 10, 2018 12:30 pm

Just updated from firefox 59 to 60 and my screen tearing and wobbly scrolling is back. Its just like it was when I first installed MX last year. I solved it back then by using this method to alter my compton config:-

viewtopic.php?f=97&t=41878

I wonder if I need to undo something or if the FF update has reversed something?
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#2 Post by Stevo » Thu May 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Does "inxi -G" report that you're using the modesetting or intel driver if you are using an Intel GPU?

If modesetting, does changing to the intel driver, now made easy in MX Tweak advanced, make any difference?

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu May 10, 2018 2:36 pm

firefox 60 now has client-side decorations, so that could be related.

on the other hand, you can now turn off the title bar border, just like in chrome.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#4 Post by Kestrel » Thu May 10, 2018 3:21 pm

@stevo

inxi -G reports this:
Card-1: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 v: 2.1 Mesa 12.0.3
I remember you (and others) helping me with a graphics issue when I was new here and I pinned the older (Jessie? version) drivers in synaptic which stopped some issues I had with program crashes. Dunno if that is possibly not suitable with FF60. As for GPU I dont have one, just the intel onboard graphics.

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Yeah I was looking forward to CSD arriving and have now turned off the annoying title bar. It did occur to me that it might be related to that. Still not sure how to remedy it though
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#5 Post by xali » Thu May 10, 2018 3:46 pm

and i thought i was the only one who has a problem with the last update of firefox. though i don't have the same problem. for me firefox simply crashes or doesn't do anything, both with mx16.1 and mx17.1

that is the output of inxi -G

Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 12.0.3

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#6 Post by Mauser » Thu May 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Firefox has been freezing and crashing ever since the MX update on May 9. No screen tearing. Today it seems better but not as good as before.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#7 Post by Kestrel » Thu May 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Interesting replies. I've not experienced any crashes so far.

I have no problem with Slimjet which is chrome based. I've always used FF but if this continues for too long I might make Slimjet or Chromium my main browser. I prefer the firefox interface and bookmarks menu so will be reluctant to switch to a chrome based browser but I cannot abide the tearing and wobbly scrolling so will switch if I have to. I will stick with firefox for a while and see if it sorts itself out, maybe at the next minor point update.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#8 Post by Stevo » Thu May 10, 2018 9:10 pm

Does the new Firefox have some setting that can be toggled for the GUI to use hardware video acceleration in the settings? I know there's a bunch or options in about:config...maybe one or more was switched from disabled to enabled by default with this new release.

Maybe something will turn up in web searches.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#9 Post by kingocounty » Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 pm

There is a GUI option for 'Use hardware acceleration when available'. Under Preferences -> General -> Performance, if you uncheck 'Use recommended performance settings' you can then manually choose hardware acceleration and content process limit (looks like it defaults to one per core).

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#10 Post by Kestrel » Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 am

Yeah I've got hardware acceleration box unticked ie off. I've always had it set to "off" as I read that with older graphics like on this pc its best not to have it enabled. And my content processes are set at 4 which is labelled default.
Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop
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Integrated Intel Graphics (no GPU installed)
MX-16.1 64-bit (4.9.0 kernel)

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