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Opera drop down menus are blank

Postby DealerMan » Sat May 02, 2009 2:31 pm

A possible bug? I couldn't find anything like this already posted, hopefully there is a cure.

Just installed Mint 6 a few days ago, and the drop down menus in Opera 9.64 build 2480 are 'blank'. I've attached a picture to show exactly what's happening. The menu still works, I just can't see where I'm going until I get there.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Opera drop down menus are blank

Postby Husse » Mon May 04, 2009 2:34 pm

This may be a bad graphics driver and I've seen the same for Open Office
It can also be the theme you use
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Re: Opera drop down menus are blank

Postby tux-sven » Mon May 04, 2009 2:41 pm

I also had that problem with OpenOffice, dropdown menus blank. The problem was to less power from my old graphic card. (Nvidia MX 4000) I had not that problem with earlier kernels, but now it happend. The solution was to turn off graphical effects or to by a more powerful graphics card. I did the latter but I got other problems after that. Those problems was related to poor drivers to my newly bought ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP card. They will probably be better but if I had knew what i know today I had bought another card.

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