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Opera 32 on Ubuntu bookmarks page rendering broken

  • I have confirmed that switching my video driver from xorg to the latest Nvidia proprietary driver (using Software and Updates --> Additional Drivers) does fix the rendering issue.

  • Unfortunately, my Lenovo w500 at home has no additional drivers available...

  • Does it have amd/ati, nvidia or intel (integrated) graphics?

  • I guess it's ATI Mobility, but I can't check from here. Is there a command I can use to get that easily?

    Behavior is essentially the same though: private windows do not exhibit the problem. I did notice that any window on start can render in this broken manner. A restart of the application has fixed this both times it has happened.

  • Does disabling "Use hardware acceleration when available" in Settings help? You'll need to enable Advanced settings (bottom of the Browser page) to see it, then it'll be right above that.

  • You should install the proprietary driver from your graphics card manufacturer and use that one instead of the default open-source (x.org).

    AMD no more support graphic cards below hd5000 for linux.

    Does disabling "Use hardware acceleration when available" in Settings help? You'll need to enable Advanced settings (bottom of the Browser page) to see it, then it'll be right above that.

    It helps but make YouTube sucks when HD resolution used.

  • sgunhouse - Yes, disabling hardware acceleration does allow non-private windows to function as expected. (Private windows remain unaffected by this problem.)

    An update came out today and I was hoping it may address this, but no luck...

  • This is very unfortunate, and due to a bug in the X.org drivers: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90264 . This bug report also contains a patch that fixes the issue.

  • @avi - I'm curious... If, and only if, you have time could you elaborate on how to use those patches? I saw one at 40 and one at 45 and somebody further commented that they worked. I'd be interested in testing this but, frankly, I have no idea. So, if you don't have time then don't let me interrupt you - I might be able to figure it out on my own or Google might have an answer. :doh:

  • This appears to have been fixed in a subsequent update. I again have hardware acceleration enabled and I am able to interact with both the bookmarks page and the bookmarking menu in non-private windows. (I am now running 33.0.1990.43 in Ubuntu and elsewhere.)

  • I also encountered this problem on my Ubuntu. I used what "i-am-mike" said like this:

    edit this file:

    sudo vi /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop

    replace the first "Exec" line with this:
    Exec=env LIBGL_DRI3_DISABLE=1 opera --ignore-gpu-blacklist %U

    reopen opera and the problem is solved

  • Thanks sinjab! Works like a charm.

  • I also get this problem, on Opera 35. If this is not an Opera bug (but in the driver) then why is other software not having the problem?

  • @sinjab forgot to escape the underscore ;)

    Exec=env LIBGL_DRI3_DISABLE=1 opera --ignore-gpu-blacklist %U

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