tips for Opera users

Bryan Quigley gquigs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 18:39:20 BST 2007


What web browser do you use with that website (
http://www.carteretcountyschools.org/bms/teacherwebs/sdavenport/artgallery6.htm)
normally?
It performs very badly in both Firefox and IE on Windows 2000.  For me both
become very very slow to respond.  IE handles it slighly better than
Firefox, but not by much.  Perhaps the website itself deserves some blame?
(not making it any less of a Firefox/XOrg bug)



On 9/17/07, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:42:32 +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Mon, 17 Sep 2007, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> >
> > > I'm still building it, so I'm not sure if it'll work to be honest, but
> if
> > > it does, I guess you should then be able to put your patch in
> > > debian/patches/ and hopefully it will apply, at which point your
> package
> > > will build the nice debian way.
> >
> > I've built it and it certainly seems to work.  That being said, it's an
> > alpha release so it may not be too stable.  It might very well crash
> even
> > more than firefox v2 does now.
> >
> > Your other options for browsers would include:
> >
> >  - Opera (as has been suggested),
> >  - Epiphany which is based on Gecko so possibly suffers from the same
> >    issues(?),
> >  - Konqueror, which is probably worth a try
> >  - Kazehakase -- also based on Gecko
> >
> > Gavin
>
> Opera and Konqueror are immediate fixes.  Any Gecko base browser seems to
> have the same
> issues as Firefox.  I would ultimately like to find a solution/fix for
> firefox as that
> is the default browser and is what users are most familiar with.  I also
> can't remove
> firefox as it is needed as a dependency for other apps.  I can use custom
> menus but the
> bottom line is I'd just like to fix Firefox and stay away from non-free
> apps such as
> Opera.  I have had trouble with displaying certain webpages in Konquerer
> on my Kubuntu
> machine that firefox has had no trouble with, so I assume a switch to
> Konqueror would
> cause other problems.
>
> If you want to give patching firefox a whirl with the method you describe
> the bug
> concerning the pixmap problem is here
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=296818 and the .diff to patch
> the problem
> is here http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/misc/moz-images-20070907.diff.  You
> can
> monitor the difference by sudo apt-get install xrestop and monitoring
> memory usage by X
> when loading graphic intense pages.  This link here
>
> http://www.carteretcountyschools.org/bms/teacherwebs/sdavenport/artgallery6.htmwill be
> certain to spike memory usage by X and freeze your client.  After the
> patch you should
> be able to hit the same page without problems.  To see what this should
> look like hit
> the page in Opera and you'll see a minimal if any increase.  If at all
> possible report
> back if this works.  Otherwise I'll try it later.
>
> Still working on the printing problem :-(
>
> Jim
>
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