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Old 08-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Question Firefox 3 Beta 5 bogs down!


Just loaded Suse 11 (downloaded from net) and installed without too many hiccups. 2nd day of bangin' around with it and have found that Firefox will 'bog' down on some pages and just freeze for a while and then continue. I've disabled the "Beagle" search thingy hoping that would help...it didn't. This machine is not the fastest gun in town....has 1 meg of ram and a 2.2 intel processor. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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how does firefox bog down? does the entire system bog down?
firefox 3 is out, so try installing that rather than a beta version.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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how does firefox bog down? does the entire system bog down?
firefox 3 is out, so try installing that rather than a beta version.
Actually this version of Firfox came with the package. I'll look for a non-beta and since I'm so new to Linux it'll be a challange to get rid of the 'existing' and go backward. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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Just loaded Suse 11 (downloaded from net) and installed without too many hiccups. 2nd day of bangin' around with it and have found that Firefox will 'bog' down on some pages and just freeze for a while and then continue. I've disabled the "Beagle" search thingy hoping that would help...it didn't. This machine is not the fastest gun in town....has 1 meg of ram and a 2.2 intel processor. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
1 mb of ram, no wonder
 
Old 08-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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Try disabling Comppiz, this was causing my firefox to run like crap.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 09:20 PM   #6
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1 mb of ram, no wonder
Oooops! See what a Linux install can do to a newbie. Make that 1 GB pleeze and don't tell anyone that I made such a boneheaded error!
 
Old 08-01-2008, 10:35 PM   #7
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If you just do an update of firefox through yast you should get a post beta version now
 
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If you just do an update of firefox through yast you should get a post beta version now
Just did that and it seems to be much better. Thanks to everyone for suggestions.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 10:00 AM   #9
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Just did that and it seems to be much better. Thanks to everyone for suggestions.
With the change of the version of Firefox PLUS downloading the latest patches from the Suse on line site has my machine zinging now. Thanks again for everyone pointing me in the right direction.
 
  


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