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Re: [K12OSN] Firefox 3 downgrade

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Nils Breunese <nils breun nl> wrote:
> David Hopkins wrote:
>> I have upgraded most of my systems to CentOS 5.2 which includes
>> upgradiing FF to 3.01. But ... FF3 is incredibly slow, much slower
>> than my sole remaining FF2 system which is running an older version of
>> Fedora.  Browsing the mozilla forum, it seems that this is being
>> observed by others. One option is to figure out why it is so slow.
>> Another is to downgrade.  I'd select downgrade but I get lots of
>> unresolved dependencies  (using CentOS).  Has anyone else on the list
>> had issues with FF3?
> CentOS 5.2's Firefox 3 works fine on our (K12LTSP 5EL 64-bit) server AFAIK.

That is part of the problem ... it works fine for some and is dismal
for others.  It is taking 30-40 secs just to load pages like ccn.com,
msnbc.com.  If I click on another tab, wait a second, and click back,
then it loads the page much more quickly.  I just re-installed it on
one of my 32bit systems and it installed 30+ language packs as well.
I am posting this email from a fresh install of CentOS 5.2 x86_64
without a single plugin and it is still slow.  I have tried deleting
the .mozilla directory and that didn't change the behavior at all. The
other behavior I've noticed is that if I uninstall the package, the
overall system performance improves (like file copies, loading other
apps) but once I install the rpm, it slows down again. Very very
strange.  I'd like to go back to FF2 but can't seem to find a
repository that has that version. I can download the rpm and then I
get unresolved dependencies (like system-bookmarks).

I have a new x86_64 server that I need to install, so I'll try that
with the latest k12ltsp EL version and see what happens.

Dave Hopkins

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