Online connection turtle-slow (Preston Kutzner)

Jim Kvarnberg jimkvg at
Sat Jan 24 23:15:08 UTC 2009

On Jan 24, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Jim Kvarnberg wrote:

> > When I clicked "online banking" in my bank website or some other  
> > places
> > that require my login ID and password before I could open them, it  
> > took
> > 'forever' to open them.  I got tired of staring at a mouse point icon
> > wheel going round and round for a long time.  I fed up and went  
> > across a
> > room to my laptop computer with wireless connection (its OS is Windows
> > XP) to open the connection to the same places ... bingo they opened up
> > real fast, beating the Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 operated computer.  What was
> > wrong?  Any suggestion for solving the problem?  It will be
> > appreciated.  Thank you.  Jim
> > PS I want to stick to using the Ubuntu system.

There are several things that might be causing the problem.  First, I  
assume you were using Firefox on the Ubuntu machine, but you didn't
>  Yes I am using Firefox and Thunderbird.  IE7 on the WinXP machine.

mention which web browser you used on the Windows machine.  It is possible that your bank's website only works in IE.  

> I could not understand why, but I had Ubuntu 7.10 on my machine and used Firefox webbrowser.  I had no problem, but now ??? after many updates and upgrades.  I had problem with Ubuntu 8.04 and thought maybe 8.10 would improve, but no it didn't.  Did I miss something?  

It's also possible that the site's scripting might not be supported by Ubuntu's  
default javascript installation (which, incidentally, isn't Sun's  
java).  You might try installing the sun-java6-jre package in Ubuntu  
and trying again.  

>  I'll try sun-java6-jre package and then ies4linux package.  

If your bank's site only supports IE, you can try  
installing the ies4linux package (which you'll have to hunt down on  
the "Internets").

>  I'll let u know result.  

PS  Instruct me how to reply right???  Thank you.  Jim

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