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Old 01-02-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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free fglrx and firefox stupidity


Hello!

I fundamentally don't use proprietary software including ati proprietary fglrx video driver. Instead of it I use free fglrx kernel driver. All good, but after 10-20 minutes firefox becomes too slowly. With vesa driver all are ok, except screen resolution (i need with 1440x900).

Please tell me, is it curable?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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It's not clear to me how the video driver would cause FF to slow down. If there is a video issue, I would think everything would be affected.

How about the plain vanilla "ati" or "radeon" opensource drivers?

Off-topic: I personally do not get upset about using proprietary components as part of my overall Linux setups. My objective is to have a working system which does not contain any MS products. Proprietary SW is not intrinsically a bad thing--it is simply a business model. Opensource is an exciting and dynamic new paradigm, but we can't always assume that it will meet everyone's needs.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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It's not clear to me how the video driver would cause FF to slow down. If there is a video issue, I would think everything would be affected.
Yes, everything working slowly when firefox and fglrx work together.

Free software isn't opensource. It's really offtopic and I will NEVER use proprietary software.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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Yes, everything working slowly when firefox and fglrx work together.
You mean that when FF is running, everything slows down? And this only happens with fglrx?

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Free software isn't opensource.
Ambiguous.... Free SW is used to mean opensource AND to mean free of cost---or both. "Opensource" is usually free of cost--but not always

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It's really offtopic and I will NEVER use proprietary software.
Your choice. Do you use ANY proprietary products?
 
Old 01-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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You mean that when FF is running, everything slows down? And this only happens with fglrx?
Yes. With mesa implementation of fglrx:

OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.2)
OpenGL extensions:

Now i'm writing with konqueror and graphics is working fine.

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Your choice. Do you use ANY proprietary products?
No within 4 or 5 years. I do not fight against proprietary software. I simply don't use it at all. It's my choice.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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No within 4 or 5 years. I do not fight against proprietary software. I simply don't use it at all. It's my choice.
I meant proprietary products in general--not just SW. For example, do you have the design drawings for your TV, radio, VCR, car, motorcycle, washing machine, etc.?

(I'm at a loss on the FF issue---never seen anything like this. The only thing I can think of is to browse the settings available by entering "about:config" into the URL window.)
 
Old 01-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Have you tried removing ipv6 support in FF? This also might cause slowing down you describe.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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But, which driver are you using ? What does it say in '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' ? Post the 'Section "Device"'
 
Old 01-02-2008, 10:53 PM   #9
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Many thanx, guys. I've resolved the problem by commenting Load "dri" in xorg.conf. But I still don't know how dri module is caused firefox stupidity.
 
  


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