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Re: Slow firefox and high cpu usage

On Thu, 11 Oct 2018, David Wright wrote:

> On Wed 10 Oct 2018 at 21:04:58 (-0400), bw wrote:
> > I would sure be interested in your method of running firefox on stretch, 
> > without using extensions or addons from outside the debian repositories?
> After installing it, I type, say, my-cups to open up the browser for
> CUPS administration. (Of course I get all the previously opened tabs.)
> I have a slew of bash functions according to what I want to see come up,
> like my-weather my-forecast my-radar … …
> $ type my-cups
> my-cups is a function
> my-cups ()
> {
>     local SITE="${1:-http://localhost:631/}";;
>     -myfirefox "$SITE"
> }
> $ type -- -myfirefox
> -myfirefox is a function
> -myfirefox ()
> {
>    grep -q "$HOSTNAME-$MYCODENAME" <<< "$BROWSERCODENAMES" && printf 'myfirefox %s\n' "$1" && ( /usr/bin/firefox "$1" & ) || printf '%s\n' "Incorrect release for firefox"
> }
> $ 
> As for other packages, here's a list of the origin of packages on this
> stretch installation, but filtered with   grep -v 'main_binary'
> (it's massaged output from   apt-cache dump.)
> Package: amd64-microcode Version: 3.20180524.1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: emacs24-common-non-dfsg Version: 24.5+1-2 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-amd-graphics Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-ipw2x00 Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-iwlwifi Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-linux Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-linux-nonfree Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-misc-nonfree Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: firmware-realtek Version: 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: intel-microcode Version: 3.20180807a.1~deb9u1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_debian-security_dists_stretch_updates_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: iucode-tool Version: 2.3.1-1~bpo9+1 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stretch-backports_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages
> Package: xtoolwait Version: 1.3-6.2 File: /var/lib/dpkg/status
> Package: youtube-dl Version: 2018.09.10-1 File: /var/lib/dpkg/status
> > I never mentioned jessie, not sure what the reference is about?
> Jessie is just a shorthand for "older versions of firefox" which is
> what I'm comparing with FF on stretch. I've been running FF since at
> least etch, and perhaps sarge and woody (I'm not sure what the package
> mozilla-browser actually ran), woody being the last Debian where I ran
> opera. I don't remember all the FF versions I have run, but they'll
> all be listed in the mainline Debian distributions of the time.
> There seems to have been a lot of criticism here of stretch, not just
> per se (which is to be expected as it's the current version) but in
> comparison with previous releases, and that's doesn't match my experience.
> If anything, vanilla stretch has been better for me than recent releases.
> > My point 
> > was that is ff needs extensions to be "secure" or reliable, and if the 
> > only place to get them is from outside the debian repo, then logically, 
> > the pkg belongs in "contrib" or plain kicked out of the repo.
> It would surely be more to the point for you to indicate what it is
> you think I'm missing. I can tell you that Themes is default and
> Languages is English(GB). That's it. I don't count my doctored
> /etc/hosts as an add-on because it's not a software component.
> Cheers,
> David.

Bless your heart for going to all that trouble.  I sure didn't need to 
see all your firmware, dear.  You remind me of my elderly Aunt who always 
responds to every question with a 30 min story about feeding ducks.


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