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Well, for months now, I've been experiencing weird graphics lockup of my system. It seems to ONLY happen when I view certain pages/images within the newest Firefox that I've been running for the past couple years in Slackware. I can duplicate this every time by just attempting to view a Google Map, specifically when I try to use "Street View" within that map page.
I just now reverted to the standard ESR version of FF that is in the Slackware repos. I'm hoping this will eliminate the video bugaboos.
OK... I just went to Google Maps and used Google Street View with no issues whatsoever, so my questions/suspicions have been answered. YAY!
My now current Firefox version is: 68.12.0 ESR (64-bit)... far cry from FF 118.x, but that's fine. This ESR version works okely-dokely for me.
Well, guess what?
I've reverted to the proper ESR version of Firefox that is currently being updated in my operating system (Slackware), so I won't have to bother with this updates for the newest "bleeding edge" version of FF anymore.
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 118.0.1 to the release channel. The update includes one critical security update.
Firefox ESR was updated to Version 115.3.1.
Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.
Security Updates Release Notes