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Old 03-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Swiftweasel doesn't run in Fedora 10


This is my second attempt attempt to use a Linux system. I'm a Linux newb, and both times I've hit the wall of installing third-party applications hard. This time I'm trying to use Swiftweasel instead of Firefox, because Firefox is very slow in Linux (not just page-load but especially things like scroll speed and other navigating).

I downloaded the appropriate Swiftweasel tarball, (Intel 64bit) from here and unpacked the tar.gz to a place.

This is where various support sources started getting useless. There is no configure or make file in this tarball. It instead contains the executables, I think. Here's what's in it.

Code:
application.ini           LICENSE
blocklist.xml             modules
browserconfig.properties  mozilla-xremote-client
chrome                    old-homepage-default.properties
components                platform.ini
defaults                  plugins
dictionaries              README-Swiftweasel
extensions                README.txt
firefox                   removed-files
firefox-bin               res
greprefs                  rpref.txt
icons                     run-mozilla.sh
LEGAL                     searchplugins
libjemalloc.so            swiftweasel
libmozjs.so               swiftweasel-bin
libsqlite3.so             swiftweasel-icon-license.txt
libxpcom_core.so          updater
libxpcom.so               updater.ini
Nothing applicable to any method of installing things is present in there.

More confusingly, there is the swiftweasel executable already. When I try to execute it, I get this:

Code:
cp: cannot stat `/home/Steven/.mozilla-trunk/swiftweasel': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `/tmp/swiftweasel': No such file or directory
no settings directory check file creation bypassed
Cannot find mozilla runtime directory. Exiting.
swiftweasel-bin (the other executable) gives this:

Code:
bash: ./swiftweasel-bin: /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
So is this a compatibility issue? Am I missing something basic? (Wouldn't be the first time).
 
Old 03-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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first did you turn off the IPv6 dns look up for firefox , look in
Code:
 about:config
type that into the address bar
with that on ff3 and mozilla seamonkey are VERY slow in fedora and other *nix distros
Code:
network.dns.disableIPv6;    true
then search for ipv6 and change the setting from false to true .

as for "Swiftweasel " i don't know i am running a 32 bit os

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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I hadn't done that, but I just did now, and it made next to no difference. Firefox is still very slow, most notably the scroll speed, which is slow to the point of making the browser unusable.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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as i said i can not help with "Swiftweasel" but ff only
" Speed Up Firefox"
http://fedorasolved.org/Members/scot...eed-up-firefox
"How to optimize Firefox 3"
http://www.isaytech.com/2008/06/how-...firefox-3.html

i used these to set up FF3
 
Old 03-18-2009, 05:41 PM   #5
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Thanks, those helped a lot.
 
  


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