Firefox 1.5

Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Fri Jan 27 15:47:28 PST 2006

On Friday 27 January 2006 14:49, Mark Kane wrote:
> 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.
I've just tried out the patch in the above bug report and it does seem 
to fix the problem.  There was a rejected hunk in the patch, but it 
just looked like a comment so no functionality was actually missing.  
This should probably be added to the firefox port.

Anish Mistry
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