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[Bug 1316250] Re: firefox adress bar black on pentium processor with integrated graphics


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1314924 ***

I had this bug and fixed it as in comment #11.
This was fine, on a Pentium M Toshiba laptop, using Lubuntu 14.04.

However, after the latest update of Firefox (40.0) Firefox stops loading
before the URL-bar appears, and pages can be loaded. Just the main frame
appears, with the heading with the name of the start page.

I found the setting " gfx.xrender.enabled" to False is the culprit, so I
had to undo this setting.

So: now what should I do?

Jaap Woldringh

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  firefox adress bar black on pentium processor with integrated graphics

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Bug description:
  On an old pentium 4 machine with i386 Upgrade to firefox 29 by sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. Then close any open firefox and restart it. I get a firefox dark gray and black bar in the address bar showing up in all pages. on firefox 29 with the new interface. This makes it impossible to see what website you are currently on in the address bar. 
  If I open a new tab the adress bar appears blank and I can then enter the text. I am also unable to copy the current address bar with this black bar which can make sharing links difficult. This bug is not present on my 

  Description:	Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  Release:	14.04
    Installed: 29.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
    Candidate: 29.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
    Version table:
   *** 29.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 0
          500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main i386 Packages
          500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
       28.0+build2-0ubuntu2 0
          500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
  Graphics card information 
  Graphics:  Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller 
             X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz 
             GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 10.1.0

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: firefox 29.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic i686
  AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  brendan    1718 F.... pulseaudio
  BuildID: 20140428194004
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'iw'
  Channel: Unavailable
  CurrentDesktop: LXDE
  Date: Mon May  5 10:19:03 2014
  ForcedLayersAccel: False
   # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
   English (GB) Language Pack - langpack-en-GB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   English (South Africa) Language Pack - langpack-en-ZA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Default - {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-07-12 (297 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release i386 (20130423.1)
   default via dev eth0  proto static dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 1
   lo        no wireless extensions.
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
   Windows Media Player Plug-in - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
   RealPlayer 9 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
   QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.9 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
   mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
   DivX Browser Plug-In - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
  PrefSources: prefs.js
  Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=29.0/20140428194004 (In use)
  RelatedPackageVersions: gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8-4ubuntu1
  RunningIncompatibleAddons: True
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-26 (68 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 11/08/2004
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.bios.version: A02
  dmi.board.name: 0TC667
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Computer Corp.
  dmi.chassis.type: 6
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellComputerCorporation:bvrA02:bd11/08/2004:svnDellComputerCorporation:pnDimension3000:pvr:rvnDellComputerCorp.:rn0TC667:rvr:cvnDellComputerCorporation:ct6:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Dimension 3000
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

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