30 seconds to open firefox - is that normal?

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30 seconds to open firefox - is that normal?

Post by hudson » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:51 am

Every time I open firefox it takes at least 30 seconds. Is that normal for the home edition running xfce? My home page is about:blank and I have no extensions. I have a softmod with original hard drive. My cpu rarely goes to 100% and ram is always less than half. The only thing I can think of is that either the original hard drive is slowing things down, or I didn't instal properly, or need to drink more coffee to stay awake while using Gentoox . :shock:

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Post by zlasher » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:00 pm

It's not abnormal to use up to 30 sec. to open firefox..

Keep in mind the Xbox has 64Mb of ram - no matter how much it frees up, it will never be enough.

Compared to other 733Mhz systems it's not really slow..

And yes - you are correct - the disk is very very slow.

installing native would speed things up - and yes, you can run a graphics UI with native too - but this will slow the box up compared to a text-only UI.

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Post by ximmortalx » Tue May 02, 2006 6:50 pm

i leanred to just use my x-dsl live cd when i want to use firefox, its alot faster (not slamming gentoox, i love gentoox way more than dsl) I dont know why its faster, but it just is on dsl. You could try that....and nice thing about dsl is it can be ran on live cd, so u can just pop in the disc when u wanna browse

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Post by roofus » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:56 pm

If you're using Home 5.0 performance is horrible, Gentoox has been better in the past. ShallaX is fixing this for the next release.
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:45 am

ReiserFS with notail is still pretty slow (ack)... but I dont think its as bad as Ext3.
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Post by roofus » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:54 am

Well as long as it's better than the last release, I can't even use it. But thanks for the heads up.
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