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Old 09-05-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Why is my browser slow?


I have a triple boot setup on my machine, windows, kubuntu and fedora. Web pages are far slower in fedora (core 8) than in windows or kubuntu. It's not a slight difference that could be imaginary. It is waaaaay slower.

I don't even know where to begin to figure this one out so I'm open to suggestions.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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Perhaps numerous name resolution failures due to use of IPv6 on an IPv4 network from the last century? That would result in extremely slow downloads since every non-local URI has to be resolved (and webpages are just crammed with URIs).
 
Old 09-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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Good answer!
 
Old 09-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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Perhaps numerous name resolution failures due to use of IPv6 on an IPv4 network from the last century? That would result in extremely slow downloads since every non-local URI has to be resolved (and webpages are just crammed with URIs).
You're launching so high flying aircraft way over my head.

Is it fedora that uses IPv6? Can it be fixed?
 
Old 09-05-2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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Yes, fedora would have support for IPv6.

There are a number of ways to stop the ipv6 drivers from loading; the easiest is to move it out of the driver directory:

mkdir drivers_disabled
cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/net
mv ipv6 ~/drivers/disabled/

then reboot.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #6
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if you are using firefox, you can go to about:config
search for ipv6 and change it to false
restart firefox and see if that helps
 
Old 09-06-2008, 08:06 AM   #7
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it's fixed

In about:config I set network.dns.disableIPv6 to TRUE and now my browser flies.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 09:57 PM   #8
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I`ve been looking and I can`t "about:config". Where is it?
 
Old 09-06-2008, 11:59 PM   #9
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I`ve been looking and I can`t "about:config". Where is it?
Type "about:config" in the address window - without the double quotes of course.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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hi, I am having the same problem with the HTTPS pages. No https pages are loding. others are work like charm. after 2 days of effort i could load my gmail sign in page, then i gave remember me in this computer. Now just type http://mail.google.com/#inbox only. then it loads fast.
I cannot figure out what is the problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Yes, fedora would have support for IPv6.

There are a number of ways to stop the ipv6 drivers from loading; the easiest is to move it out of the driver directory:

mkdir drivers_disabled
cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/net
mv ipv6 ~/drivers/disabled/

then reboot.
I wanted to do in this way. I am not sure what to replace for
Code:
mkdir drivers_disabled
cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/net
mv ipv6 ~/drivers/disabled/
I did like this
Code:
[root@localhost trends]# mkdir drivers_disabled
[root@localhost trends]# cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernal/net
bash: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686/kernal/net: No such file or directory
how can i do this?

Last edited by muneer1st; 09-08-2008 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:54 AM   #11
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Still I dint not get any answer for this.

I cannot use gmail or yahoomail or any other sites that has sign in page with https.

what is the problem with linux.
no solution for this?
I removed and installed fedora 9 for 4 times now.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 06:09 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Still
I cannot use gmail or yahoomail or any other sites that has sign in page with https.
.
perhaps the security level for your firewall is on high. try changing it.

Last edited by hulk321; 10-12-2008 at 06:10 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 07:02 AM   #13
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yes, I already turned of the firewall.
still the same problem.
 
  


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