Firefox 1.5

Mark Kane mark at
Fri Jan 27 11:49:35 PST 2006

Anish Mistry wrote:
> On Friday 27 January 2006 04:18, Frank Staals wrote:
>> Hmm I got a question regarding to Fx 1.5. Has anyone else noticed a
>> tremendous slowdown when using 1.5 ? I especially mean when the
>> popup-window opens to ask what you want to do with a download (
>> save it or open it ) then Fx hangs for about 15 seconds ( while the
>> 'ok' button is not clickable ) then It continues again. Also
>> Firefox crashed when I tried using an upload function ( to attach a
>> file to a post in a forum ).
>> Anyone else had problems with this ? ( Using Xfce4.2.3.1 with
>> gtk2.8.9 here )
> This has also been reported by other people including myself.  There 
> doesn't seem to be any progress on diagnosing the problem.  The only 
> thing I've been able to notice is that if I run truss on the firefox 
> process during it's slowdown/hang it shows that firefox is repeatedly 
> calling the kse_release system call.

I have the same issues since updating to FF 1.5. For me, it freezes up
for 2-3-5 minutes the first time that one of those "popup-windows" comes
up after a clean Firefox start. After the first one that comes up,
subsequent ones are fine.

I opened a bug with the Mozilla people, but it got closed and marked as
a duplicate of this bug (which they say has been fixed in their 1.8 CVS):

I have not yet tried to build the CVS, but it is a very annoying bug
indeed since other things seem to crash 1.5 like the mplayer plugin and
then I have to restart FF...therefore experiencing the problem again.

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