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Win8Consumer Preview Nvidia probs

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I have two desktop PCs with identical MOBOs and processors running Win8CP, one has an NVIDIA GT220 graphics card and is on WiFI, the other is on integrated AMD 3000 graphics and wired connection.

The one with NVidia card shows odd artifacts around the close/minimise/maximise gadgets top right in Firefox (actually fragments from elsewhere on the display window) and also oddities in tab colouring with the same prog and also odd tab colour behaviour when mousing over certain areas of some websites (eg gmail). The other machine seems rock solid.

Other programs seem to run fine, inc. Opera, IE10 and Chrome running gmail.

I suspect the NVIDIA drivers or how firefox is coded.

1 Is this a known problem?

2 what further information might help resolve the problem?

3 Does anyone know of if there likely to be any further driver release?

4 Any other suggestions welcome.

Best Regards, George

For reference the mobo is ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A76-CM

Chosen solution

Just so you know, Firefox doesn't officially support Windows 8 until Firefox 14, so there may be weird issues like this until that version is released. What you can do however, if you are sure your graphics drivers are up to date, is go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/, and file a bug. The developers will look into the issue, and if it is a Firefox bug it will get fixed for the release!

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I installed win8 CP

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_31 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.3
  • Picasa plugin
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.0
  • GEPlugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
11.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.0.3
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Java Console
6.0.31
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0031-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Zotero
3.0.3
true
zotero@chnm.gmu.edu
Zotero Scholar Citations
1.5
true
zoteroscholarcitations@beloglazov.info
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.google.co.uk/ig|http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120312181643
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:11.0
extensions.lastAppVersion
11.0
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1334394161
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
53664
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0a20
Adapter RAM
1024
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
9.18.12.9617
Driver Date
3-6-2012
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.2.8250.0)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 ) -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.0.0.930)
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10
AzureBackend
direct2d

Tyler Downer
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Chosen Solution

Just so you know, Firefox doesn't officially support Windows 8 until Firefox 14, so there may be weird issues like this until that version is released. What you can do however, if you are sure your graphics drivers are up to date, is go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/, and file a bug. The developers will look into the issue, and if it is a Firefox bug it will get fixed for the release!

Question owner

Thanks, have done.