firefox flickers rapidly and renders system unusable

Asked by James Deibele on 2009-12-13

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

I'm running the first alpha of Lucid Lynx.

I've tried installing 3 versions of Nvidia's drivers from their site. With the first one, 190.42 (I believe), things worked fine. With the last two 190.53 and 195.22 Firefox "goes crazy" - it flickers rapidly in such a way to make the other windows unusable. I end up logging out because I can't close the Firefox window.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 12 20:12:33 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20091209)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-7.10-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-7-generic x86_64

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James Deibele (jdeibele) said :
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James Deibele (jdeibele) said :

Looks like it's working now ... even with 64-bit Flash, which is not working with Chrome.


I'll submit a report if it re-occurs.

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

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