Firefox window initially appears black when launching on Wayland

Bug #1838963 reported by Artyom Pozharov
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Details here:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
Package: firefox 68.0.1+build1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.2.0-8.9-generic 5.2.0
Uname: Linux 5.2.0-8-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
BuildID: 20190719083815
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Aug 5 13:24:46 2019
DefaultProfileExtensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfileIncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
DefaultProfileLocales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfilePrefErrors: Unexpected character ',' before close parenthesis @ /usr/lib/firefox/omni.ja:greprefs.js:1141
DefaultProfileThemes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-08-04 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" - Alpha amd64 (20190802)
 Profile1 (Default) - LastVersion=None/None (Out of date)
 Profile0 - LastVersion=68.0.1/20190719083815
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Artyom Pozharov (artyom-pozharov) wrote :
description: updated
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u)
tags: added: disco
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I can reliably observe the problem, on disco and eoan. Tested both the Ubuntu packages from the archive, and the upstream build.

Would you mind filing an upstream bug report at and sharing the link to it here?


summary: - Firefox on Wayland opens with black screen
+ Firefox window initially appears black when launching on Wayland
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

And I am seeing the same issue in a fully up-to-date Fedora 29 VM (defaults to Wayland session). So this isn't an Ubuntu-specific problem.

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