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 messages. Good luck, Steve -- 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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