When I start Mozilla, it's almost OK, but just near the end of it's
initialisation the whole screen gets painted in a 'cream' colour, making the
whole system almost unsable. The Mozilla window itself is also a bit messed up,
with this 'cream' colour 'leaking' all over the icons etc. Placing the mouse
over the icons will restore (repaint) them.
Moving the window or min/maxing it can clear part of the screen.
Mozilla itself works correctly, its just display problem.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerged just enough stuff for a basic text install
2. emerge xfce4 (i.e. I never installed kde or gnome)
3. emerge mozilla
All the emerge commands worked fine, see 'details' below for description of error.
I believe this problem not to be a mozilla problem as such, as I've tried
downloading a binary verions from mozilla.org, and it does the same (but I know
for sure that this binary works fine on xfce4).
I am guessing that the problem is more to do a dependancy problem whereby
Mozilla relies on some kde or gnome library to be installed.
Note that haven gotten the basic text based install working I when straight for
an emerge xfce4, rather than installing gnome.
Looking into the problem a bit more it seems that the problem is data dependant, i.e. mozillla only has this problem if it accesses certain pages, and ironically www.mozilla.org/start, it's default homepage is one such page.
I still think this is not a mozilla bug, as there is no way it should not be able to write outside it's own window. It must be that some (external) function/library that mozilla calls while rendering this page is not installed correctly.
Are you still experiencing this?
No response from poster (scary bug though!)