I'm using testing as in my /etc/apt/sources.list is:
testing main contrib non-free
Which was the only entry until I added the ones for openchrome. It was up to date as of this(6/5/07) morning. I'm on dialup, so jumping around between distro releases is not a viable option. As it is, it has taken me nearly a week to get up to date on the 300MB's of updates pending over the past six to twelve months.
This problem has persisted over many kernel versions and updates for the past year or more. To include 18.104.22.168, 2.6.18, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52. With the same end result being normal behavior under 2.4, and abnormal under 2.6. Although only mozilla, and firefox show these symptoms. They do ultimately work, but the cpu useage is such that it's far from diserable to use them. Strace shows some repetitive futex( stuff during the long pauses between clicking and bring up the browser. With equally long pauses while trying to get the browser to do anything.
Unfortunately I need firefox or mozilla so my mom can play her java applet based web games. lynx, links, w3m, and elinks isn't gonna cut it for that. Any help would be appreciated.