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Old 06-16-2002, 01:29 AM   #1
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mozilla fucked up

mozilla 1.0 was just released. i downloaded it and ran the installer script. after that, i started up mozilla. to my amazement, everything slowed down to a grinding halt. to register a double click on the mouse took about 3 minutes.

this is not the first time mozilla crapped up my system. what the hell is this?

i wanted to write a complaint to the mozilla developers but discovered to my disgust that i had to download their bugzilla. given that this is not the first time i had problems with their software, i am NOT going to download anymore of their shit.

unless someone else had a similar problem and has a solution.
Old 06-16-2002, 07:19 AM   #2
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Whether you use Mozilla or not is entirely your call. Ranting on this forum is hardly likely to get you help.

Next time you get these symptoms, try using 'top' to find out exactly which process is consuming system resources. Incidently, you're not running it as root, are you?
Old 06-16-2002, 09:14 AM   #3
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Wild guess - might be a javaproblem. It might also help to know what distro you use.
Old 06-16-2002, 11:57 PM   #4
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firstly, Mart, yes it's entirely my call to use moz or not. contrary to your comment however, ranting on this forum DOES get me help in the sense i get it off my chest to a bunch of people who know what i'm talking about. imagine fuming to my mother or work colleagues about it. they'd stare at me wondering if i'm half mad. also, i don't see where in the rules and regulations of this forum where it says that we are not allowed to rant. part of the idea of having a forum is to allow rants anyway.

secondly, if you re-read my post Mart, it took 3 minutes to register a double click of the mouse. so how do you figure firing up a console and then running top will take? i tried going back to the console with a ctrl+alt+F2 (and F3, F4 etc etc). even the keyboard wasn't responding. i tried pressing the numlock and caps lock keys. The lights didn't even respond.

don't think i can start top in that state. i did try even before i posted here Mart, so you can drop the condescending tone. i don't intend to waste people's time on this forum. in any case, even if i start top first, the entire screen will be blocked by a window with a titlebar that says "mozilla-bin". so no way of seeing how top is doing.

and no, i'm not running it as root.

now's my turn to take a pot shot at you. despite your comments about me ranting, you have written nothing to be of help to me.

now, crashmeister is more unassuming about me and at least took a shot in the dark. for that, i can at least thank him.

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Old 06-17-2002, 12:09 AM   #5
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What sort of machine are you trying to get Mozilla running properly on???
Old 06-17-2002, 01:36 AM   #6
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hm? intel686, 128MB RAM. why, does it matter?
Old 06-18-2002, 04:00 AM   #7
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I've just copied this over from the installation notes for Mozilla - as I continue my unsuccessful efforts to even install it. Hope this helps.

"If you have Red Hat Linux 6.0, you can't launch Mozilla if Java 2 is installed. The problem doesn't occur with Red Hat 6.1 or higher. (Bug 58259)

For Red Hat Linux 7, you must install the Standard C++ libraries for Red Hat 6.x compatibility. Get the package from the Red Hat 7 installation CD or download it from Red Hat. (Bug 59012)

Red Hat 7 users who have problems with Java hanging should try setting the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL to "2.2.5". (Bug 84093)

To run Mozilla on SuSE Linux 6.2, you must install the file available here."
Old 06-18-2002, 04:22 AM   #8
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thanks... i'll look into that.


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