[Bug 253289] [NEW] firefox not working (extremely slow)
gravesricharde at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 30 13:55:52 UTC 2008
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: mozilla-firefox
Firefox used to work OK, but suddenly it is unbearably slow. Like after
launching firefox just now, it took 8 minutes for the window to come up.
But the window that came up was blank and unresponsive. (Before the
window came up, I did get a dialog asking whether to restore the prior
session or do a new session -- I chose new session.) It did not present
my home page, www.yahoo.com, until 21 minutes after launch!!!
I am using firefox 3.0. ( I cannot be more specific than that, because clicking on Help locks up the browser.) I am on kubuntu 8.04.1. I uninstalled firefox, deleted everything under .mozilla/firefox, then reinstalled firefox. This surely gave me the most recent version, but firefox has been unusable since before wiping it.
While typing www.ubuntuforums.org into the address field, it gets stuck
on the first w, pauses there for a couple of minutes, then goes to the
I posted a query on ubuntuforums.org and got tweaking tips. I joined
the foxfire mailing list and sent a query, but I did not receive a
** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
firefox not working (extremely slow)
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