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    Default Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    A new installation of 13.1 resulted today in my firefox URL text having gray or black background, rendering them unreadable.

    I'm not sure where to begin to fix this. I have ran online updates of the default repos to get packages up to date, and rebooted.


    Please see a screenshot here:
    http://paste.opensuse.org/34705363

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    As this is a fresh installation, my first guess would be a graphics driver issue.

    What graphics card/chipset do you have?

    Can you reproduce the issue in "Recovery Mode" ("Advanced Options" in the boot menu) or does it not happen there?

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    Yes, I'm pretty sure this is a graphics driver issue. I've also seen html shadows do not render on Firefox.

    I have an Intel 82845G/GL card on my motherboard. I'm trying to go through suggested steps I've found (added and removed nomodeset to Grub2 boot), but no avail yet.

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    On 2014-06-13 02:16, kahu wrote:
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    > Yes, I'm pretty sure this is a graphics driver issue. I've also seen
    > html shadows do not render on Firefox.


    But the problems are only with firefox?

    I'm not sure that a graphic driver problem can get transferred to a
    screen capture :-?

    Could you try with a new user?

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by kahu View Post
    Yes, I'm pretty sure this is a graphics driver issue. I've also seen html shadows do not render on Firefox.

    I have an Intel 82845G/GL card on my motherboard.
    Try this then:
    http://www.google.at/url?q=https://e...TGRyu1Ze6EJPsJ

    I'm trying to go through suggested steps I've found (added and removed nomodeset to Grub2 boot), but no avail yet.
    "nomodeset" will prevent the intel driver to be used at all.
    If you have the same problem when adding "nomodeset" to the boot options, then it's definitely _not_ graphics driver related though.
    Maybe you didn't do it properly?
    I don't see any such issue with Firefox on any of my 13.1 systems (one of them with intel graphics even).

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-06-13 02:16, kahu wrote:
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    > Yes, I'm pretty sure this is a graphics driver issue. I've also seen
    > html shadows do not render on Firefox.


    But the problems are only with firefox?

    I'm not sure that a graphic driver problem can get transferred to a
    screen capture :-?
    It can, I suppose, if desktop effects/compositing is in use.
    And Firefox, being a Gtk application, uses the graphics system differently than any KDE application, that could explain why only Firefox would be affected.

    Could you try with a new user?
    Would be worth a try as well I guess.
    But he wrote that this is a fresh installation, so that would not really help I'm afraid...
    Last edited by wolfi323; 13-Jun-2014 at 03:11.

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Could you try with a new user?

    Would be worth a try as well I guess.
    But he wrote that this is a fresh installation, so that would not really help I'm afraid...
    Probably ...

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    Default Re: Firefox URL bar color change in new installation of 13.1

    robin_listas;2648690 Wrote:

    >> Could you try with a new user?


    > Would be worth a try as well I guess.
    > But he wrote that this is a fresh installation, so that would not really
    > help I'm afraid...


    Unless home was reused.

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