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ive posted something similar a long time back, but didnt get too many replies...
Simple Question :
Why does firefox take longer an dbehave more sluggish on linux than windows...
on windows, after a restart, and clicking thefirefox icon ...it takes 2 seconds to load..
probably 4 seconds in linux...but the startup doesnt bother me as much as the "smoothness" problem...for example switching tabs or windows takes a fraction of asecond longer on linux than in xp..i use KDE and the same shit happens in every WM/Distro ive tried....
anyway, ive done these..
recompiled the kernel.
enabled DMA w/ multisync and 32 bit IO
tried nightly builds
optimized every possible thing i could think of...but firefox, and GTK apps are just too slow in terms of speed...btw this issue spans across all distributions, so im positive its not some corrupt file or whatever..
on a positive note, every qt app is a dream..blazingly fast!
this is one of those things which really frustrates me abt the distro i love so much...please..save my soul..give me a solution!
have you tried building firefox itself from source ?
once i had good results with a static build being very fast
the last time i built it i had to do without optimizations or it wouldn't run but it's still alot faster than
this is the current blfs configuration which is a good place to start
thanks everyone...ill try these once i get my box back up...but i guess the ipv6 thing is for problems like slow resolution of dns or whatever...i only have a sluggishness problem with windows...anyway ill try anything...thanks..!