radeon driver problems with out zoomed pics firefox

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 13:12:00 PDT 2009

On 4/1/09, Jethro Tull <heavytull at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  1-I'm running the default slack12.2 with firefox 3.0.6
>  In Firefox many pictures (i think only .jpg files) on websites appear
>  black when they are scaled under 100%.
>  I have to switch the full scale view to be see them.
> 2-when i run the game njam from a console it dumps some lines which say that
> no hw_acceleration is found.
> Though when i run as root while X's running as user it first says "No
> protocol specified" and then says hw_acceleratio is available.
> Normally root cannot run any graphical program when X is running from user.
> the actual user has to allow root with xhost.
> but only for njam root is being able to use X without permission.

IIRC this is an XAA bug, not a driver bug.  Either switch to EXA
(option "AccelMethod" "EXA") or disable XAA offscreen pixmaps (Option


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