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Re: any thoughts on why firefox is still nad-grindingly slow?



On Fri, 24 Apr 2009, Bill Crawford wrote:

> On Friday 24 April 2009 11:08:15 Riku Seppälä wrote:
> > Christopher Beland wrote:
> > > Weren't you having video driver issues?
> > >
> > > On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 05:41 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >> seriously, firefox is still entirely unusable.  i've added the
> > >> noscript plugin to filter out junk and yet, even scrolling on a web
> > >> page is painful.
> > >>
> > >>   with seamonkey, scrolling is
> > >>
> > >>   *scroll* *scroll* *scroll* ...
> > >>
> > >> with firefox, it's
> > >>
> > >>   *scroll*  wait wait wait *scroll* wait wait wait *scroll* ...
> > >>
> > >> i can't be the only person seeing this, and i can't be the only person
> > >> who's pretty much given up on this dog of a piece of software.
> > >> thoughts?
> > >>
> > >> rday
> >
> > Well if it works with seamonkey, then it can't be video driver issue?
>
> Yes, it can.
>
> Program A uses feature X.
> Program B uses feature Y.
> Driver has a bug in feature Y.

  i'm willing to entertain suggestions for tests.  just now, i had one
invocation of firefox and one invocation of seamonkey running.  i
terminated seamonkey, and it went away.  i terminated firefox and it's
still sitting there, in limbo, with the "quit firefox" dialog only
partially displayed on the screen, after 30 seconds, utterly
unresponsive.

  as i said, i'm open to suggestions but, at this point, firefox seems
to be totally unusable on this system.

rday
--

p.s  oh, the "quit firefox" dialog finally finished drawing on the
display -- more than 60 seconds after i asked it to quit.  that
strikes me as moderately poor response time.

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