firefox running slow as hell ! (loading ppages slower than my 56k)
I have a 600kbit connection to the internet,
ive just re-installed gentoo.
im at a very minimal stage,, only X, twm, Firefox and thingerbird are installed.
wget downloads at a steady 70kbytes per second.
however webpages are loading very slowly, and in some case not at all. nomatter what website or server im viewing.
normally, my interconnection is so fast pages load seemingly instantly, but now, the forum posts on this site are loading line by line... taking minutes...
apart from a few changes, im using the same kernel ive always used...
i removed floppy disk support
and changed USB support from built in to module.
and added in built .config accessable by /proc
any ideas whats going wrong ?
im running firefox 0.9.3 kernel 2.6.8-1-gentoo-r1 and my internet connection is via the ethernet pci card (not usb)
gentoo has been emerged with the flags i always use "-O3 -pipe -march=athlon -fomit-frame-pointer"
thanks for any feed back....
i will probably be using konqueror web browser when kde 3.3 makes it into the emerge portage tree, but untill then, i only have firefox.