Online connection turtle-slow (Preston Kutzner)
jimkvg at 3web.net
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
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
> I'll let u know result.
PS Instruct me how to reply right??? Thank you. Jim
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