I'm creating this issue simply to address the sub-issue brought up in this thread in case anyone else encounters the issue: http://drupal.org/node/975604#comment-6586640
ISSUE: Slideshow works perfectly with a fade effect (firefox), THEN, navigate around my site a bit home>about>home>about>home>about>home, slideshow only renders first image (the controls do as does the titles - just a big blank space where image 2 and 3 should be). I have a title above them to test and that DOES cycle between the node titles at all times. Ironically, I cannot recreate this in IE7/8/9 where IE is usually my nemesis!
Close firefox (which clears cache/history etc...) > reopen > go to my site, slideshow works, navigate around > home, back to first image only!
I'm using controls next/previous but it is the same using a counter so that is irrelevant, my spec is:
Views Slideshow 7.x-3.0
Views Slideshow: Cycle 7.x-3.0