LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #1
metallica1973
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Washington D.C
Posts: 2,176

Rep: Reputation: 60
Firefox 3.6.12 delays Xubuntu 10.10


I am using firefox 3.6.12 and have noticed that there are delays in all aspects of the browser. I can open up a webpage normally fine but the minute I open up additional tabs there are 2 second delays. Also when navigating from within the same page there are delays going to different sections of the website. It doesnt matter what I do. I have reinstalled firefox and have installed this on many systems just recently and I still have this issue. I install chromium right next to it without any issues. What gives ?

I followed this tutorial on how to tweak the performance but the same thing happens.

http://firefox-tutorials.blogspot.co...es-tweaks.html

Last edited by metallica1973; 11-26-2010 at 09:44 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
stress_junkie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 334Reputation: 334Reputation: 334Reputation: 334
What do you see in the status bar at the bottom of the Firefox window?

I'm using Firefox 3.6.12 on Ubuntu 10.04. I notice that I'm having delays with DNS and with making connections. I suspect that it is Ubuntu, not Firefox. When I use Opera the performance is about five times worse. I blame Opera for that.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
metallica1973
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Washington D.C
Posts: 2,176

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 60
but I use chromium without an issue. The bar at the bottom doesnt display abnormal. I have also made an adjustment with DNS using this tutorial but it does not make a difference.

PHP Code:
Network Speed DNS
This will allow Firefox to store more DNS data in the cache
thus reducing the need to query the DNS server so frequently to fetch the web site IP number.

    * 
Type about:config in Firefox address bar to open the advanced preferences
    
Type network.dnsCache in the filter field and hit enter
    
Right-click on the empty results and select "New >> Integer"
    
Set the preference name as network.dnsCacheEntries and set value as 1000
    
Right-click on the empty results and select "New >> Integer"
    
Set the preference name as network.dnsCacheExpiration and set value as 7200 

Last edited by metallica1973; 11-26-2010 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 10:53 AM   #4
metallica1973
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Washington D.C
Posts: 2,176

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 60
I have reenabled ipv6 and disabled it and added more disk space for caching:

PHP Code:
about:config 
and upped the caching

PHP Code:
browser.cache.disk.capacity=102400 
to

PHP Code:
browser.cache.disk.capacity=4505600 
2 Gig

I also

PHP Code:
    Type about:config in Firefox address bar to open the advanced preferences 
    
Type browser.cache.check_doc_frequency in the filter field and hit enter
    
Right-click on browser.cache.check_doc_frequency and change the value to 0 (See important notes below!)
    * 
Type browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers in the filter field and hit enter
    
Right-click on browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers and change the value according to available memory on your system or lowerThe default values are used if you set this preference to -1:

RAM     Pages
32MB     0
64MB     1
128MB     2
256MB     3
512MB     5
1GB     8
2GB     8
4GB     8

    
Type browser.cache in the filter field and hit enter
    
Right-click on browser.cache.disk.capacity and change the value to 76800
    
Right-click on browser.cache.memory.capacity and change the value according to available memory on your system or lowerThe default values are used if you set this preference to -1:

Physical RAM     Memory Cache (in KB)
32 MB     2048
64 MB     4096
128 MB     8192
256 MB     14336
512 MB     22528
1 GB     32768
2 GB     45056
4 GB     59392
8 GB     75776

Important Notes
:


The preference browser.cache.check_doc_frequency controls how often a page content is reloaded when you visit it multiple timesSetting this preference to 0 will force the browser to load the page only once per sessionthus making it load faster on subsequent viewsNeverthelessthis can be a problem on sites with too much activitylike forums or rss feeds or if you don't close the browser very often, because the content of the page will not be updated until you restart the browser. To avoid that you can reload a page any time by holding the SHIFT key while hitting the reload button or set this preference to 3, so it can be automatically reloaded every time the content changes.


The preference browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers controls how many pages are kept in memory so you can switch to them when clicking the Back and Forward buttons. The number you choose here will determine how many pages you can go back in the same tab. It doesn'
t mean the page will be reloaded if you go back further than this valueIt means the back button will stop working when you reach that number of pages
This has helped but there is still a slight delay but far better than before

Last edited by metallica1973; 11-26-2010 at 10:56 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
video and audio don't play in firefox on xubuntu 10.04 blclark Linux - Newbie 2 11-30-2010 08:34 AM
[SOLVED] Firefox 3.5 delays till I try again littlejoe5 Linux - Software 2 12-01-2009 07:18 AM
Firefox toolbars have too much padding in xubuntu 8.04 XFCE mrtwice Linux - Software 0 09-04-2008 04:05 PM
xubuntu firefox broken walterbyrd Ubuntu 1 06-15-2006 10:32 AM
Firefox has long delays, Router Internet blinks when Lan port doesn't suguru Linux - Networking 1 10-09-2005 01:03 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration