[K12OSN] Firefox and load average

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 16:41:32 UTC 2007

Perhaps, but it happens every single time they switch between the
servers, so 1st period on server one, it hangs, then second period
using server 2 it hangs, then when they go back later in the day to
server 1, it hangs again.  I guess I am just not explaining it
correctly.  And rather than risk writing a novel to explain, I'll test
the suggestions given and see what happens :)

On Dec 4, 2007 11:36 AM, Michael Blinn <mblinn at peopleplaces.org> wrote:
> This may have to do with the hang when first loading FF after an
> update.  FF brings in many language-specific extensions that will cause
> a very long load time, but only the first time it's run by each user.
> Since my users only work in English, I just 'rm -rf
> /usr/lib/firefox-*' after every FF yum update. I'm
> on K12V6 so is my FF version.
> -Michael
> David Hopkins wrote:
> > I'll try changing the file limit (once I go find that discussion
> > again). Users haven't changed and browsing behavior hasn't changed.
> > The big thing seems to be that one server is running K12LTSP 4.2 and
> > the another is running CentOS 5.  I haven't had time to upgrade the
> > K12LTSP server, so what is really annoying is that if they log onto
> > one server, launch FF (same version on both systems), it takes a while
> > to launch. Then, if still on that server it launches quickly from then
> > on. BUT if they then change and use a thin client connected to the
> > other server, the launch again takes a while (30-60 seconds) before it
> > starts.  Seems to be some sort of issue with having different OS's
> > between the two servers.  It is 100% repeatable.  I'll try loading
> > Opera as a test, and over Christmas upgrade the K12LTSP server (unless
> > I can do so this weekend instead).
> >
> > There aren't any stale processes or other issues.  Just the 30-60
> > second lag in launching each time they switch servers.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Dave Hopkins
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