This is something I’ve noticed for a long time, but so far I haven’t seen any automatic fixes, so I come to ask. What happens to the Firefox version of Opensuse? Some pages do not load properly and appear to be broken.
Here an example using the forum login page. First we have the page loaded using Firefox on Linux Mint. Notice that i have tested the same page at Kubuntu, Manjaro, Fedora and Windows 10 and in all of them the results are the same below.
If you notice well, the only one with problems is precisely the one without Ublock.
But, unfortunately, Ublock isn’t the problem, as I’ve used Firefox with Ublock on Opensuse and the issues persisted. I wondered if it was going to be something with KDE, but I did a test on a TW VM running under Gnome and the problem persisted.
I tried to disable all block contents, but no luck, all remains the same. But you post make me think of another test. I download the last Tor Browser who is based on FF 68.0 to see if the same problem happen. And, for my surprise, everything runs fine.
I couldn’t find anything that’s certain.
But, I did notice that the openSUSE Firefox is several minor versions older than what I’m running on other platforms, so there could be substantial improvements to the Quantum rendering engine in later FF compared to what is in openSUSE. Here is the FF Quantum announcement
Not directly related but could be co-incidentally related and probably of interest to Users…
I noticed a few months ago on my other systems that Firefox now has its own ad-blocking installed by default,
But that’s not implemented in openSUSE… yet.
I suspect that simply upgrading the Firefox base version should resolve that and might fix the rendering issue as well.
On the other hand, this could be intentional(?) since google analytics is used by the SUSE web properties to analyze traffic and would be blocked by this new feature (possibly better solution is to enable ad blocking but create an exception for SUSE web properties, and include that in the installation licensing. Or, would this violate an openSUSE FOSS policy in some unknown way? Or, should SUSE finally use something other than Google Analytics?)
It’s definitely something with the standard version of Opensuse. One thing I noticed is that the Opensuse version uses the KDE filepicker, while all the others use the GTK standard. Maybe this modification made by Opensuse devs was the cause of rendering problems?
Package locks serve the purpose of preventing changes to the set of installed packages on the system. The locks are stored in form of a query in /etc/zypp/locks file (see also locks(5)). Packages matching this query are then forbidden to change their installed status; an installed package can’t be removed, not installed package can’t be installed.
addlock (al) [options] package−name…
Add a package lock. Specify packages to lock by exact name or by a glob pattern using * and ? wildcard characters.