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Old 12-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #16
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You should upgrade to the official 1.5 A number of stability issues have been adressed, lefty.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 05:25 PM   #17
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Say what? New windows versus tabs? We're talking about a 3 GHz P4 machine here, not a PII. If Firefox is eating 98% of CPU resources for 2-3 minutes, then something is wrong. Either the Firefox or even the X installation is not right; or something else, but that kind of behavior is due to a major problem.

I'm sorry I don't know how to help better, but this is not just an "old version of Firefox" problem. Go ahead and upgrade, but don't jump to any conclusions about "wow that old version was bad." Hopefully something is just wrong with the previous Firefox compilation/installation, and a new installation will clear things up.

Keep in mind that various extensions (as well as multiple tabs and windows) can really tear down Firefox's performance and make it eat even more system resources, but even a nightmare extension scenario shouldn't cause what you've described. One machine I have is a 900MHz box, and even with 15 tabs open it never consumes 100% CPU for more than 10 or so seconds.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:40 AM   #18
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I've tried updating to 1.4999-rc3 or whatever is available in the Deb repositories, but its no better. It either freezes upon startup (at least 75% of the time!) or crashes when it gets to a web page with a video (but not all videos make it crash). I think that videos that don't play in Kaffeine crash it, so I've just taken to using Konqeror and letting Kaffeine open seperately. Kaffeine is stable and if it can't play the resource, it just tells me that nicely.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:20 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amitsharma_26
No i am not opening new tabs.. I am opening new instances of Firefox.
Is it this resource hungry ???

should i always open tabs in compare to new instances ??
Ok I just opened 9 instances of Firefox (why anyone would want to open that many
instances of firefox and not use the tab feature is beyond me) and have 0 processor usage. What are you doing when you have those browsers open?? Are you opening pdf files and that sort of thing? You really need to give more info as to what you are doing.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by amitsharma_26
Guys... Just now few mins back, My firefox did get closed on its own.

I have had 3 instances of Firefox running & was surfing some forum sites.. & suddenly it got hanged up for a sec & all 3 instances got closed.

Now it reminds me of IE.

Wht is it ?
Really sounds like your installation is bad. Get the 1.5 version and install it.

Your troubles shoud clear up.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 12:15 AM   #21
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i'm on a windows machine now with 1.5 and it is using 0% cpu and 87MB of ram in Task Manager. Note this is with 21 instances, not tabs open sitting there idly.

I have a 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 with 384mb of RAM. Older version of Firefox did seem to use a lot of CPU on me though. It made my fan work really loud and for long periods of time. I started using dillo for a while, which I think, if it had better page rendering, ie pictures and such, tab support and easier bookmarking of pages, i would use it. Nice and lite. Why don't you triy dillo and see if you have the same problem. Also, what extensions do you have?

Last edited by Anonymo; 12-16-2005 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 06:10 AM   #22
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I've figured out 2 things...

1st when i play some online flash games, those games runs little jerky in motion.
2nd there is a discussion forum running on VB i.e. desitorrents.com, whenever i surf that site, my firefox goes down even with 3-4 instances of this site. In case if i do not surf that site Firefox is working smoothly.

Any suggestions ???
 
Old 12-17-2005, 01:36 PM   #23
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Memory consumption is a known (and extremely annoying/harmful) "feature" of all firefox versions (including 1.5). The problem is that firefox doesn't flush it's memory cache like it should, but just keeps consuming memory (storing every single image, flash, etc on every page you visited) until there is none left, nothing you can do about it currently, though some suggest adding:

user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 16000);

to your user.js. This should limit the amount of memory firefox uses to 16 MB, but it doesn't seem to do so. Write to firefox team and ask them to fix it

Also, when you "open another instance" of firefox, i.e. run firefox for the second or a third time, it does not consume any more resources than opening a new tab will. All it does is create a new window on the currently running instance of firefox, which is more or less the same than adding a new tab. There is no resource saving to be gained in using tabs instead of windows. From browser's point of view it's the same thing.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alienDog
Also, when you "open another instance" of firefox, i.e. run firefox for the second or a third time, it does not consume any more resources than opening a new tab will. All it does is create a new window on the currently running instance of firefox, which is more or less the same than adding a new tab. There is no resource saving to be gained in using tabs instead of windows. From browser's point of view it's the same thing.


Is it so ?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 07:41 PM   #25
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Bug

There's an exploit/bug out that writes to the firefox cache which causes it ot lock up until the file is deleted.

I mean - with 1.0 I could set a webpage with
Code:
<iframe width=123456743>
and it would crash.

1.5 is also vulnerable to a simple buffer overflow.
Code:
<html><head><title>heh</title><script type="text/javascript">
{
	var buffer = "";
	for (var i = 0; i < 5000; i++) {
		buffer += "A";
	}
	var buffer2 = buffer;
	for (i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
		buffer2 += buffer;
	}
	document.title = buffer2;
}
</script></head></html>
This would write to your history.dat file and cause firefox to become unstable until you delete the file and restart your browser.

Update to Firefox 1.0.7!

-nic0
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:05 PM   #26
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Update to Firefox 1.0.7!
yes it more solid than 1.5 as now.

Quote:
There is no resource saving to be gained in using tabs instead of windows.
rather i think tabs eat more memory than windows does.
of course it may be not true, but my old habit avoid to use tabs.

2 Deer Park and 1 gnome-terminal and 1 gedit wastes

cpu 26.0% , memory 50.3% atm

on my old p4 machine(bought it 2002), using Gnome system-monitor-2.13.2
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/deskt...2.13.2.tar.bz2

P.S.:
if it waste 98% then it says hijacked or security hole opened.

P.P.S:
1 Deer Park(2 tabs) and 1 gnome-terminal and 1 gedit wastes

cpu 26.0% , memory 52.0% atm

Last edited by llmmix; 12-17-2005 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:01 PM   #27
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I have the same problem in my PII 350 SUSE 10 with Gnome.
The problem occurs when i open some pages, looking at system monitor there are some process that firefox starts: mono and beagle-index-url.

The first emules .NET and the second is for indexing pages. Everytime this processes start i could take a cup of tee.

I don't know what the processes really do (i just readed a bit) and even don't know if one can disable them and how to do that.

Maybe sameone could help or explain this

thanks
 
  


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