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Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux



On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Agile Aspect <agile aspect gmail com> wrote:
> Daniel B. Thurman 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 2.6.27.9-73.fc9.i686 i686
>> Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E6550  @ 2.33GHz
>> CPUs: 2
>> 2017MB RAM
>>
>> ... and my daughter's system, also an F9 with a different
>> and faster Intel Motherboard, Duo-Core, 2GB RAM
>>
>> FWIW,
>> Dan
>>
>
> When I step on the DHCP generated /etc/resolv.conf from
> Comast with one using my Wireless router as my primary
> resolver, the performance of Firefox jumps dramatically.
>
> Both the router and the DHCP generated /etc/resolv.conf
> have the same DNS server entries.
>
> DNS should be the first item to be checked.


My problem isn't how fast Firefox is getting the page, it's how slow
it is rendering them.

-- 
Fedora 9 : sulphur is good for the skin
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