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Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Daniel B. Thurman <dant cdkkt com> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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 <http://www.fergytech.com>
>> Registered Linux User: #410978
>> "When life gives me lemons... I make Linuxaide, hmm good stuff!" -Marc F.
> This is probably a different situation, but for me, I discovered just
> how much browsers can be greatly slowed down if there are slow/bad
> DNS server entries.  Make sure that *all* of your DNS server entries
> are good in the /etc/resolv.conf file (can be set with System->
> Administration->Network (DNS tab)).  The odd thing is, only the
> browsers that were very slow, but everything else seemed to work
> fine.  You can check FF against your local web-server just to make
> sure it is not a DNS resolver issue or the Internet infrastructure.
> For me, FF works well with:
> Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)
> Kernel i686
> Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E6550  @ 2.33GHz
> CPUs: 2
> 2017MB RAM

One really shouldn't need a dual core processor to get Firefox to work
well. It's supposed to just be a browser. With that much horse power,
you should be rendering faster than your NIC can pull them in

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