Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2005
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Firefox Loads Pages SLow

I have a DSL connection however,firefox loads all my wbe sites very slow and it sometimes act very sluggish too
Old 11-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
Do other browsers load slow? How did you configure it?
Old 11-24-2005, 03:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: St Louis, MO
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,284

Rep: Reputation: 47
If it is just Firefox, maybe look at
Old 11-24-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2005
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally posted by BajaNick
Do other browsers load slow? How did you configure it?
Other browers in fedora apper to be slow too except for one which is like Konquer or something like that. It does load pages a litte faster then all
Old 12-06-2005, 05:05 PM   #5
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 252

Rep: Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512
I may be new to Linux but I have had lots of trouble with Firefox because Microsoft has been finding ways to penetrate Firefox and have it share your computer events.

Microsoft can and will even deny you use of your Firefox browser to force you to use their Internet Explorer.

Firefox's recent many issues coming one after another are Firefox's combating Microsoft's penetration.

If your Firefox browser appears slow I'll bet it has been penetrated.
Old 12-06-2005, 05:37 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2005
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
or it can be your computer speed...Like my main computer is a 2.8ghz celeron flys...but on my fedora computer it is a amd 800mhz
Old 12-13-2005, 10:41 AM   #7
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Firefox Loads Pages Slow

I just got my Linux system up and running and am very surprised at how slowly Firefox and Konqueror load webpages. The Linux system has a 1.6 Ghz processor. I started loading a page, switched my monitor to my 3 Ghz machine, loaded the web page and could have read a few articles before the Linux system was finished. I hope there's some networking configuration parameters that I don't have set correctly because this is painful.

Old 01-11-2006, 08:24 AM   #8
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Its the DNS

Folks, almost always when Linux users report very slow loading of pages after initial install of the system, it is the DNS settings.
This is especially true if you find that though your pages load very slowly, downloading files is fast.
Go to the control center (KDE) or anything similar on you distribution, and go to the internet settings.
Find the DNS settings and read what it says.
It should just give the DNS address(s) of your ISP. (If you don't know what these are, ask them...)
The problem is that in some cases and for as yet unclear reasons, the system dynamically allocates the First DNS address to YOUR MODEM. Then, only the Second DNS is given the address of your ISP.
This makes the loading very slow. (The system first tries the default DNS address (your modem!) and only when it gives up moves to the second DNS)
Delete the address of your modem from the first DNS and enter your ISP address instead.
This should do the job.
Old 01-14-2006, 12:23 AM   #9
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Downloading of files is indeed fast. I was not able to find a reference to DNS addresses within the control center for KDE. However, once I defined the various addresses within the configuration files, the lookup speed of web pages seems to have greatly improved. It might have taken a reboot or restart of networking related daemons or services to get everything to working correctly. Thank you for your inputs.


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 Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KDE Konqueror Web browser sporadically loads pages javaaddict Linux - Software 4 05-25-2005 01:49 AM
Firefox runs slow when serving up HTML Pages lennysokol Linux - Software 2 05-16-2005 08:25 PM
Slow page loads! Lul2x Linux - Software 4 06-27-2004 11:56 AM
mandrake loads slow. bolinux Mandriva 3 10-15-2003 07:35 PM
cupsd loads slow SharpyWarpy Linux - Software 0 10-07-2003 12:11 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.

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