[CentOS] Strange browser displays with 5.x on Dell GX-260

Wed Sep 17 22:44:52 UTC 2008
Dick Roth <raroth7 at comcast.net>

I had been running CentOS 4.x for quite some time with no problems. 
Apparently I stubbed my toe when installing CentOS 5 final.

Symptoms:  various web sites are not properly displayed in Firefox 3.0.1 
(or predecessors).  In particular, cnn.com and any calls to Google 
display with a screen full of ascii characters rather than images.  When 
I look at "page info" within Firefox, it shows "quirk" mode rendering 
rather than "standards compliant" mode.

BTW, I'm running the same version (in fact, using the same DVD iso) on 
my home machine, a Gigabyte system I've cobble up, with no such problem.

Any ideas out there?


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