[Bug 38131] Re: Firefox causes massive Xorg CPU usage
asac at jwsdot.com
Thu Jun 7 00:25:46 UTC 2007
thanks luka, i added the proposed workaround to the summary, so other
users can test and report their experience.
** Description changed:
+ Proposed workaround: use
+ Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
+ in device section of your xorg.conf
Since installing Dapper Flight 6 last week, I've been plagued by an
extremely slow Firefox, though this problem was not present in my
previous Dapper install that had, at one point, been Breezy.
When running top, I've found that Xorg tends to take up 60%+ of the CPU
with the remaining percentage being devoted to Firefox, or sometimes
This prompted me to edit my xorg.conf.
I found that my default config file listed the Device Driver as 'nv'
instead of 'nvidia' as it always had been on my machine before I
installed Flight 6.
Reading advice in
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/32561 ( also
prompted me to add MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 to /etc/environment.
I don't report bugs very often, so I'm not sure on the policy of
providing a fix for a problem within the main bug report. :P
** Tags added: mt-eval
Firefox causes massive Xorg CPU usage
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