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Re: [ale] Firefox Running Slow in Linux



On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Marc Ferguson <marcferguson gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Jim Kinney <jim kinney gmail com> wrote:
>>
>> Everything M. Warfield said and what specifically is the scrolling
>> issue you see? Hangs on scroll, jumpy scroll, won't scroll, etc?
>>
>> I have a dual Op with 4GB RAM and 64-bit firefox. As my memory gets
>> chewed up, firefox performance degrades. 3.0.5 seems better than prior
>> 3.0.x version but it still will crash and vanish thanks to crappy
>> javascript all over the place. I also run the adobe testing version of
>> flash for 64-bit Linux. It _mostly_ works but I have seen it tear down
>> firefox to a bit heap of weeping page faults.
>>
>> 2009/2/2 Marc Ferguson <marcferguson gmail com>:
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > I've tried running Swiftfox, but I haven't gotten it to load (that's
>> > another
>> > issue) so I'm kind of stuck with Firefox.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Marc F.
>> >
>> > www.fergytech.com
>> > Registered Linux User: #410978
>> >
>> > "When life gives me lemons... I make Linuxaide, hmm good stuff!" -Marc
>> > F.
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>
> Wow, again, the community comes with the MANsers!  I'll post my specs when I
> get in, but I'm shocked to see that Mozilla doesn't have much love for our
> market.  I assumed that since it was FOSS that it would give more love to
> Linux, but I guess Windows has more pull than I thought.  That's what I get
> for ASSuming things.  Reid, I look forward to "nightly" adventures... so
> I'll look into the latest beta build too.
>
> Oh and to confirm, it probably is my nVidia car.  Ever since I've been
> running this system and learning about Linux (9+ months), there has ALWAYS
> been a common denominator... and that's my graphics card (nVidia GeForce
> 8600 GT).  If I didn't need 3D support A LOT of my issues would have gone
> away.  Amazing how troublesome this awesome little graphics card has become
> to FOSS users.

I currently get better performance remote desktoping into my Celeron
III 1.4GHz WinXP laptop with 2GB of RAM than with my P4 3.0GHz
workstation 3.5GB of RAM. Simply scrolling pages can be a task in
Fedora/Firefox. The worst is zooming however.

-- 
Fedora 9 : sulphur is good for the skin
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