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Re: Mozilla is so slow! Problem with my upgrade to 2.2r3?

Thus spake Peter Christensen:
> I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, to move from 2.1 to 2.2r3, then did an
> apt-get install kernel-image-2.2.19, based on a recommendation from this
> mailing list.  
> My problem now is that when I start Mozilla it takes 50 to 60 seconds
> before the application appears on the screen, and all the time I can
> hear my hard drive "thrashing."  After that any activity in Mozilla
> (such as clicking on "file" or "edit") takes about a minute to execute.  
> If I were using Windows I would assume that the operating system got
> trashed again and I would reload it for the umpteenth time.  
> What could be happening here?  I think I may be ready to buy a set of
> 2.2 disks because from a beginner's viewpoint it seems that successfully
> upgrading the OS to 2.2 was probably too much to expect.  It went very
> smoothly (I was very impressed with how easy it was!), but I did get
> some messages about what seemed to be housekeeping tasks that needed to
> be done as a result of the upgrade.  Some of them related to files that
> simply don't exist on my machine, so maybe something is seriously
> wrong.  
> Anyway, I thought I would post this question here just in case it's an
> obvious, easily fixed problem.   Otherwise, I'll just re-install from a
> new set of disks.  By the way, my computer is a Pentium 200 MHz, with 32
> MB of RAM.  Is this too antiquated to run Mozilla, or perhaps Gnome or
> Galeon eventually???
> Thanks,
> Peter Christensen

I think it sounds like just a problem with the new version being rather
processor intensive - it takes several seconds to start up and run here,
and I'm running an 866 chip with 300+ MB RAM.  If you're just looking
for a quick browser, try galeon or even Netscape - the 4.7x versions are
still pretty quick.  try running Mozilla from a terminal - that'll at
least give you some idea if something's wrong as you'll see the error
Good luck,

Mosher's Law of Software Engineering:
	Don't worry if it doesn't work right.  If everything did, you'd
	be out of a job.

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