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Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Michael H. Warfield <mhw wittsend com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 15:02 -0500, Marc Ferguson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I know I'll probably get hazed by this already saturated question, but
>> I haven't found any solid answers to my issue from the archives.  I'm
>> running Fedora 10 x86_64 and loving the "adventure" of running an 64
>> bit system.  I'm also running Firefox 3.0.x (x86_64), but I've noticed
>> that it's not very smooth compared to it running on a Windows machine
>> and I'm little confused why.
>        Couple things to look out for.
>        Plugins.  Turn off all your plugins and retest.  There are some that
> cause serious performance degradation.  Find the guilty party and decide
> if it's work it.

Out of the box it is slow, so unless Fedora is adding plugins by
default, it is slow by default.

>        Scripts.  God's be damned scripts.  CNN is probably one of the WORST
> for this.  I have to use noscript to keep CNN from nuking my performance
> due to the script invoking flash cruft that ends up invoking the
> npviewer.bin performance sink.

Such a problem would affect Firefox cross platform, it's only this
slow on Linux.

>> It's more the scroll bar than anything else.  It's something small,
>> but it's ruining the surfing experience and I'm a little embarrassed
>> to let other people use it on my desktop.  I don't want to give Linux
>> a bad name and these folks are primarily Windows/MAC users.  So; their
>> experience with using Firefox on my system is a tainted one.
>        Haven't seen that.  What distro?  What kernel?  What pages?  What
> system?

Every i386 version I've tried since F7. All non trivial pages,
seemingly with or without Flash.

If F7, I couldn't even use Bugzilla's guided mode with Firefox/Linux.

Fedora 9 : sulphur is good for the skin
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