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#1 2020-10-05 00:42:09

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SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

I'm running Devuan 2.0 Cinnamon because the latest Cinnamon does not support most themes anymore (I'm not young, so dark themes hurt my eyes). After the latest update, Firefox has resize problems. What I mean by this is that the zoom value is 100% (I always add the -+ resizer to Firefox and spins thereof), but it looks like 120% or more. I am forced to reduce it to 80% -- per page. My other Linux systems do not have this problem, so I assume it's related to Devuan 2.0 (apt update and apt upgrade do not help; Firefox version is 78.3.0esr (64-bit) and uname is 4.9.0-13-amd64 GNU/Linux). Has my system reached the end of the line? Must I start again with 3.0 MATE or another desktop?

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#2 2020-10-05 12:16:03

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

nobodyuknow wrote:

I'm running Devuan 2.0 Cinnamon because the latest Cinnamon does not support most themes anymore (I'm not young, so dark themes hurt my eyes).

Hi, I'm not that young either. And I like light themes and detest dark themes too.
However I've been able to run light/pastel themes no problem even with Devuan 3 (and Firefox-esr 78.3.0, currently at 120%)

  OS: Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf) x86_64Resolution: 1920x1200,  Screen 24", 16x10
  DE: Cinnamon 3.8.8
  WM: Mutter (Muffin)
  WM Theme: Blue-mint (TraditionalGreen)
  Theme: TraditionalGreen [GTK2/3]
  Icons: menta [GTK2/3]
  Contols: TraditionalGreen
  Mouse: DMZ-White
  Desktop Blue-mint

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#3 2020-10-06 19:01:38

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

nobodyuknow wrote:

Firefox has resize problems

Do you still experience these problems if you start Firefox in "safe" mode?

nobodyuknow wrote:

Firefox version is 78.3.0esr (64-bit) and uname is 4.9.0-13-amd64 GNU/Linux).

Those are the beowulf versions.  Are you using ASCII or beowulf?

cat /etc/os_release
apt policy

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#4 2020-10-06 19:48:35

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

Cinnamon and old style frames etc:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=272414

You might also consider installing cinnamon-themes and mate-themes.

What the resizing etc is concerned, I think its related to a change in FF 78ESR.

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#5 2020-10-10 18:10:06

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

@Marjorie

Thanks for the reply. In a few days, I will build a new system on a spare SSD using a 3.0 ISO. I'll use your themes and see what my old eyes think about it.

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#6 2020-10-10 18:16:55

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

@rolfie

Thanks for the reply. I did not know anyone had ported the metacity formats. I read many months ago in the Linux Mint forum that metacity would no longer be supported in Cinnamon. I had tried mate-themes (I assumed cinnamon-themes would be installed), but everything was gray (TraditionalOk had blue borders in the old metacity, but after metacity suport was dropped, they were gray). I will try that in my new system.

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#7 2020-10-10 18:20:57

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

@Head_on_a_Stick

Thanks for the reply. Safe mode does not fix the problem.

I installed from a 2.0 ISO, so I must be running ASCII. "apt policy" showed a bunch of v=2.0 and v=2.1 lines. Cinnamon is 3.2.7-4, as per Synaptic.

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#8 2020-10-10 19:01:03

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

nobodyuknow wrote:

"apt policy" showed a bunch of v=2.0 and v=2.1 lines

Please post the exact, full output from my requested commands. Thanks.


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#9 2020-10-13 20:21:48

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

~$ cat /etc/os_release
cat: /etc/os_release: No such file or directory

~$ apt policy
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-updates/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=2.0.0,o=Devuan,a=oldstable-updates,n=ascii-updates,l=Devuan,c=non-free,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-updates/main amd64 Packages
     release v=2.0.0,o=Devuan,a=oldstable-updates,n=ascii-updates,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-security/contrib amd64 Packages
     release v=2.0,o=Devuan,a=oldstable-security,n=ascii-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=contrib,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-security/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=2.0,o=Devuan,a=oldstable-security,n=ascii-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=non-free,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-security/main amd64 Packages
     release v=2.0,o=Devuan,a=oldstable-security,n=ascii-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=main,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii/contrib amd64 Packages
     release v=2.1,o=Devuan,a=oldstable,n=ascii,l=Devuan,c=contrib,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=2.1,o=Devuan,a=oldstable,n=ascii,l=Devuan,c=non-free,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
 500 [url]http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii/main amd64 Packages
     release v=2.1,o=Devuan,a=oldstable,n=ascii,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64
     origin us.deb.devuan.org
Pinned packages:

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#10 2020-10-13 20:30:38

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

I downloaded Beowulf (devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64-desktop.iso) and "burned" a USB flash drive with it using dd. I tried to install Beowulf on a wiped Samsung SSD, which has no bad sectors according to gnome-disk-utility, attached via USB. The installation went fine until I was asked to choose an init system. I chose the default systemV. As soon as I pressed Continue, the screen went all blue, except for the bottom black bar. A long time after that (many minutes), the Grub screen appeared. After pressing Continue, I was informed that the Grub installation had failed.

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#11 2020-10-13 23:28:28

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

Stop the press. I installed the latest (20) Cinnamon Linux Mint on that Samsung SSD and everything went fine. So I thought the SSD was okay. However, I then tried to wipe that SSD via my usual technique -- "hdparm --security-set-pass somepassword /dev/sdX" and "hdparm --security-erase somepassword /dev/sdX" -- but instead of the usual completion, I saw "bad - missing sense," the error one sees when trying hdparm on a USB flash drive, something that's not supported. And then that SSD power-cycled a few times all by itself. So it's possible that the SSD -- it's got over six years of power-on -- is toast (though the enclosure could be the culprit too). That's what I get for buying a used SSD on that auction site. I'll try again with a different drive. My Internet access is intermittent, so it might be a few days before I post again.

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#12 2020-10-14 17:57:56

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

Simpler way to clear SSDs:

# blkdiscard /dev/sdX

It's not a "secure" erase but then neither is hdparm's big_smile

EDIT: and your sources were fine, I just got confused and misread your kernel version. Sorry.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2020-10-14 17:58:44)


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#13 2020-10-14 18:14:24

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

@Head_on_a_Stick

Thanks for the erase reference. I found the hdparm one a long time ago on Arch's wiki, I think.

Back to the original question. I thought I'd just uninstall firefox-esr and reinstall it, thinking that a fresh start might be the solution. But after entering "apt purge firefox-esr," I was informed that Chromium would be installed at the same time. I declined. Is there any way to uninstall/reinstall firefox-esr without adding something from the googlebeast?

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#14 2020-10-14 18:19:44

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

nobodyuknow wrote:

after entering "apt purge firefox-esr," I was informed that Chromium would be installed at the same time.

Yeah, your desktop metapackage has the virtual browser package as a dependency which must be satisfied so you need either firefox-esr or chromium.

nobodyuknow wrote:

Is there any way to uninstall/reinstall firefox-esr without adding something from the googlebeast?

# apt reinstall --purge firefox-esr

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#15 2020-10-14 18:51:40

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

sudo apt reinstall --purge firefox-esr
E: Command line option --purge is not understood in combination with the other options

I also reinstalled firefox-esr via Synaptic, but nothing changed. And the Firefox support page to refresh does not work for esr. Oh well, I'll wipe the SSD using your new command and install Beowulf MATE or Cinnamon (I haven't decided). Thanks for your help.

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#16 2020-10-14 19:01:22

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Re: SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems

nobodyuknow wrote:

sudo apt reinstall --purge firefox-esr
E: Command line option --purge is not understood in combination with the other options

Oops, sorry, that works for beowulf's apt(8) but obviously not ASCII's version.


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