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Re: Slow web browsing?

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 08:52:06AM +1000, Greg Vickers wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 01:37:23PM +1000, Greg Vickers wrote:
> > ...
> >> I'm running stable with some stuff off backports.org, like Firefox and
> >> Thunderbird.
> >>
> >> I can't pin down exactly what caused the problem, I've installed karm
> >> and flashplayer-nonfree lately too, I've removed flashplayer and that
> >> hasn't fixed the problem.
> >>
> >> Now some web pages download really slowly - including www.debian.org!
> >> The behavior goes something like this: I browse to that address and
> >> Firefox (or Mozilla or Evolution, they all behave the same way for a
> >> given web site, hence I suspect a library problem) contacts the server,
> >> and starts transferring data, and displays the page incrementally in
> >> teeny-tiny bits, about one graphic per second and up to 10 (wow, 10!)
> >> words a second. Slowly, slowly the web page will be displayed
> >> (rendered?) and eventually I'll get the page.
> > 
> > what results do you get using wget for the same sites?
> Now that is weird - wget www.debian.org downloads the site at about
> 300B/s (yes, bytes per second) Am I missing something?
> But if I start my VM and load XP debian.org comes down in about 2
> seconds still.

so xp in a vm on your debian box can download faster than the debian
that's wrapped around it? That's just crazy. not a clue, sorry.


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