Bug#507819: epiphany-gecko: Bad rendering in gecko?

edutiao edutiao at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 18:12:25 UTC 2008

Package: epiphany-gecko
Version: 2.22.3-8+b1
Severity: important


It has been a while and this strange rendering does not go away. Is it
only me, or rendering of repeated images (i.e. for 
backgrounds, etc, as seen in the attached image) is broken in gecko? The
same behaviour is seen on Iceweasel. It is not that the html of the page
is bad, as this happens on xkcd and slashdot, and both are w3c

The machine is a laptop(dell Inspiron 1525), and i have never palyed
with screen configuration, it is as it was automagically configured
(60hz) and working fine elsewere - alas, i have seen some disrupting in
OOffice Writer text when scrolling, which could be somewhat similar to
the behaviour mentioned(?), although when i scroll the text offscreen in
writer the disrupting goes away, where in gecko it will just continue to
disrupt the background images even more. They also change position when
you select a text that hovers over them. If a "tip box" hovers over such
an image, it leaves a mark, same thing if another window is moved over
the said image.

In the debian portuguese help list i've received response from another
dell inspiron having this same problem.

I filed as 'important' as this really disrupts reading of several pages
with backgound images under text, and visualization of some gets really

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages epiphany-gecko depends on:
ii  dbus-x11               1.2.1-4           simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  epiphany-browser-data  2.22.3-8          Data files for the GNOME
web brows
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.22.0-1          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  iso-codes              3.4-1             ISO language, territory,
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility
ii  libavahi-client3       0.6.22-3          Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3       0.6.22-3          Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-gobject0      0.6.22-3          Avahi GObject library
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.22.0-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.22.0-1          The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.7-16            GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-6.1         The Cairo 2D vector
graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-4           simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.76-1            simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libenchant1c2a         1.4.2-3.3         a wrapper library for
various spel
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2           FreeType 2 font engine,
shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.2-1         GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4            2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-1          The GLib library of C
ii  libgnome-desktop-2     2.22.3-2          Utility library for
loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library -
runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         1:2.22.0-5        GNOME Virtual File System
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.11-4         The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.4-3           sends desktop notifications
to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d            4.7.1-4           NetScape Portable Runtime
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.13-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.27-2          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0               1.14-4            lib for parsing cmdline
ii  libsm6                 2:1.0.3-2         X11 Session Management
ii  libstartup-notificatio 0.9-1             library for program launch
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.2-1           The GNU Standard C++
Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1            1:1.1.9-1         X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension
ii  libxfixes3             1:4.0.3-2         X11 miscellaneous 'fixes'
ii  libxi6                 2:1.1.4-1         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-5     GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2             2:1.2.3-1         X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension
client libra
ii  libxslt1.1             1.1.24-2          XSLT processing library -
ii  python2.5              2.5.2-14          An interactive high-level
ii  xulrunner-1.9         XUL + XPCOM application
ii  xulrunner-1.9-gnome-su         Support for GNOME in
xulrunner app
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library -

Versions of packages epiphany-gecko recommends:
ii  epiphany-extensions           2.22.2-1   Extensions for Epiphany web
ii  yelp                          2.22.1-8   Help browser for GNOME 2

Versions of packages epiphany-gecko suggests:
pn  mozplugger                    <none>     (no description available)

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