Font rendering errors in Firefox

Bug #989997 reported by Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek on 2012-04-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Under Ubuntu 12.04 I get frequently font rendering errors in Firefox (currently 12.0). The example site is:
a screenshot from it showing the problem attached.

The problem for a specific tab is usually gone after marking buggy text with a mouse, switching to another app and back etc. However, it's back after reloading a page.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: firefox 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
BuildID: 20120423122928
Date: Fri Apr 27 20:16:16 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
 Novell Moonlight - <email address hidden>, Version=, minVersion=1.5, maxVersion=3.6.*, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 Atlassian Bonfire - <email address hidden>, Version=, minVersion=3.6, maxVersion=10.0.*, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 Firebug - <email address hidden>, Version=1.9.1, minVersion=5.0, maxVersion=12.0a1, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 checkCompatibility - <email address hidden>, Version=1.3, minVersion=4.0, maxVersion=10.0a1, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 network.protocol-handler.external.picasa - true - /usr/bin/picasa
 Mozilla QA Companion - ID={667e9f3d-0096-4d2b-b171-9a96afbabe20}, Version=1.2.3, minVersion=3.0, maxVersion=12.*, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 Add-on Compatibility Reporter - <email address hidden>, Version=1.1, minVersion=3.5, maxVersion=14.0a1, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 Test Pilot - <email address hidden>, Version=1.2.1, minVersion=3.5, maxVersion=14.0a1, Location=app-profile, Type=extension, Active=Yes
 network.protocol-handler.external.picasa - true - /usr/bin/picasa
 network.protocol-handler.external.picasa - true - /usr/bin/picasa
 Profile0 - LastVersion=12.0/20120423122928 (Running)
 Profile1 - LastVersion=14.0a2/20120427042005 (Out of date)
 Profile2 - LastVersion=4.0.1/20110429090038 (Out of date)
 Profile3 - LastVersion=Safe Mode/Safe Mode (Out of date)
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

The problem exists in Firefox beta from PPA:

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. However, as you note in your last comment, you are not using a software package provided by the official Ubuntu repositories. Because of this the Ubuntu project can not support or fix your particular bug. Thanks!

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Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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