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Old 06-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Talking Why is my browser so slow?


I tried changing the memory browsing size in firefox which seemed to help a little but the browser became slow again. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to speed up this system here are some specs

system
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
Kernel 2.6.28-18-generic
GNOME 2.26.1

browser
Namoroka

hardware
749.9MB of memory
900Mhz AMD Athlon
30GB harddrive

oh yeah my PC Internet runs through a DDWRT flashed wireless G router set on repeater mode which allows me to connect to the router in my basement to broadband.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Open a browser window, in the addres bar type about:config. Then in the search bar type ipv6. You will see a line like this:
Code:
network.dns.disableIPv6;false
Toggle the value to true.

EDIT: Here's a screenshot: http://yfrog.com/bhscreenshotebp

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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I tried your method above with great results Thank You!
 
Old 06-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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No problem! If you're happy with the results, please mark the thread as [SOLVED] using the thread tools at the top of the original post.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:53 PM   #5
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Open a browser window, in the addres bar type about:config. Then in the search bar type ipv6. You will see a line like this:
Code:

network.dns.disableIPv6;false
is this going to speed up any firefox on wireless?
 
Old 06-25-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Also, try Fasterfox. Firefox goes a bajillion times faster when I install that add-on.

Must-have IMO.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
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is this going to speed up any firefox on wireless?
Yes, it will.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #8
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Also, try Fasterfox. Firefox goes a bajillion times faster when I install that add-on.

Must-have IMO.
Didn't know about that. Thanks! Will try.
 
  


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