stijn at win.tue.nl
Sat Jan 28 08:35:05 PST 2006
Thanks for this!
I was trying to restore some sanity to this new browser -- it keeps
hanging / crashing.
Will try this ASAP.
On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 06:50:11PM -0500, Anish Mistry wrote:
> 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 Xfce184.108.40.206 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):
> > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=305970
> > 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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