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Old 06-02-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
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linux-opera takes long to start on FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 6.2, with linux-opera 9.21 on it. My computer is a 667MHz Celeron with 256MBs of RAM.

I've always thought Opera is more lightweight than Firefox. But on my computer, it takes like 17 seconds to start for the first time, and 9 seconds afterwards, while my (native) firefox takes only 6 seconds to start. Could this be normal? I have no idea about native Opera on my computer, since flash works well in linux-opera.

I tried increasing Opera's memory cache to 60MB, decreasing the number of addresses to 100, and set documents and images check to 'never', but that didnt seem to make any perceptible difference.

Apart from taking long to start, Opera's responsiveness is good. It's better than firefox.

Does Opera take that long on your machine? Is there anything i can do to shorten its startup time? Im using IceWM, so i dont think there are too many background services that interfere with it.

Thank you

Last edited by Mr_Shameless; 06-02-2007 at 10:15 PM.
Old 06-03-2007, 07:00 AM   #2
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You're comparing a native Firefox installation with a version of Opera that was compiled for a different operating system. I've never used FreeBSD, but I would have thought that a program compiled for the right system would run better than a program designed for a different system.

There is a FreeBSD version on the Opera download site. It might be worth trying that to see if it's any better.


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