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Author Topic: Anyone observing bad performance overall scrolling this forum of FF on Linux?  (Read 4887 times)

urlwolf

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Anyone observing bad performance overall scrolling this forum of FF on Linux?
Scrolling is ver jumpy. I tried disabling smooth scrolling, no dice.

I know FF sucks a bit compared to the win version, but this is ... maybe fixable.
Maybe it's SMF fault... I'll check other SMF forums.

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Works fine for me.
Fx 3.0.15/ubuntu
Update: 3.5.6pre works fine too
« Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 01:54:10 PM by scancode »

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I'm good too.

Note: running on Suse 11.2/KDE w/FF3.5.5 on the desktop; and CrunchBang 8.10.02 i386 w/FF 3.5.5 on my laptop.




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Not running a proper binary video driver?
- carpe noctem

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I suspect it's all related to your other problem

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I can't help but recommend using FF 3.5 over 3.0, it's so much faster overall.

urlwolf

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ok. Since I moved my desktop to linux too, I can confirm that this is not a problem with drivers, unless both machines have the same issue with different cards(!). It can be a problem with FF 3.5 on linux (thanks housetier) or with the cocktail of extensions that I have... but FF with no extensions is also quite funny scrolling this site.

my extensions, just  in case:
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Application: Firefox 3.5.5 (20091109134913)
Operating System: Linux (x86_64-gcc3)

- Adblock Plus 1.1.1
   http://adblockplus.org/
   Ads were yesterday!
- AutoPager 0.5.3.5
   http://www.teesoft.info/
   AutoPager is a Firefox/Mozilla extension to autoloading next page at backgrand.And you can also use it an XPath generator.
- ChromaTabs Plus 2.2
   http://garycalpo.wor....com/chromatabs-plus
   Colors browser tabs based on site favicon colors.
- Ctrl-Tab 0.20
   (Disabled)
   http://en.design-noi...de/mozilla/ctrl-tab/
   Ctrl+Tab navigation for tabs similar to Alt+Tab on various operating systems. Shift+Ctrl+A / Shift+Cmd+A shows all tabs in a grid.
- Diigo Bookmarks and Web Annotations 4.1.0.14
   http://www.diigo.com/
   Bookmark, highlight, and add sticky notes on any web page. Save your bookmarks on the web so you can access them anywhere.
- Extension List Dumper 1.14.5
   http://sogame.awardspace.com/
   Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Greasemonkey 0.8.20090920.2
   http://www.greasespot.net/
   A User Script Manager for Firefox
- Hide Menubar 1.0.20090929
   http://forum.moztw.o...iewtopic.php?t=15303
   Supports to hide your Mainmenu Toolbar automatically, you can press the ALT key to show it temporarily.
- JSONovich 1.1
   http://lackoftalent....log/json-in-firefox/
   Pretty-prints and colorizes JSON content.
- LastPass 1.60.0
   http://lastpass.com/
   Last Password you will ever need
- Mouseless Browsing 0.5.2.1
   (Disabled)
   www.mouseless.de
   Browse the web without the mouse :-)
- Speed Dial 0.9.1.1
   http://speeddial.uworks.net/
   Direct access to your most visited websites
- SurfKeys 0.6
   http://surfkeys.mozdev.org
   Comfortable surfing with keyboard.
- Tabs Open Relative 0.4
   http://jomel.me.uk/s...ox/tabsopenrelative/
   Tabs open to the right of the current one.
- Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.8
   Ubuntu Firefox Pack.
- Wappalyzer 1.6.4
   (Disabled)
   http://elbertf.com
   Wappalyzer shows you which software is used on the page you're currently at.

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urlwolf: have you specifically, manually, installed non-free video drivers, or are you running with whatever the linux distribution came with?
- carpe noctem

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Could be the mouse.
It's settings or driver.
Or try a different mouse to see if the problem is still there.

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if you have the google toolbar for firefox, make sure you have the google start page turned off. It caches its thumbnails to the same database file as your bookmarks and history, and the bigger that file gets the more problems you will have.

I stopped having problems in both Windows and Ubuntu after disabling the start page in the toolbar settings and deleting the bookmarks database (places.sqlite) and restoring my bookmarks from backup. (I also reclaimed over a gig of space on Windows by doing that)

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thanks all!
nVidia proprietary drivers on lappy, intel FOSS on the desktop, both same problem.
I tried 2 mice. It can also be reproduced with keyboard scrolling. It's more accentuated if there are images on the screen. It could be the pango problem.
And last, no google toolbar :)