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Okay, I've been putting off the issue of looking at FireFox3's performance on my Linux setup for a long time, but it's really starting to annoy me. For some reason, ...
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    FireFox3 - Terrible performance


    Okay, I've been putting off the issue of looking at FireFox3's performance on my Linux setup for a long time, but it's really starting to annoy me.

    For some reason, it just performs very poorly on my system. On all of my other system it's fine.

    On this box however, it often crashes when trying to pen JavaScript, takes many seconds longer to render simple HTML, and probably my most unfavorable event is that when using the file browser to search for a file, it opens my home directory by default, but cannot process the amount of files and etiher 1) Takes two minutes to finish processing and gives me a file list or 2) Freezes if I attempt to cancel or switch to a different folder immediately.


    I've tried compiling, though I couldn't find the source code at all. I've tried using SwiftFox instead, but it pretty much has the same issues. All of this even happens on default with no add-ons.

    I've tried to mitigate the problem with the home directory by clearing up cruft and organizing better, putting frequently accessed files in their own directory in the root tree, but I really don't like to have to do that.


    Does anyone know how I can figure out what the problem is with it, and maybe how to fix it? I've thought about running it through strace, but that would be such a massive amount of data, and I wouldn't really know how to analyze most of it.

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    system specs of the two worlds, before anything else..
    so that we have an image of the problem

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    Well, the system it's having the problems on is an AMD Phenom X4, running a 2.6.29 kernel and Kubuntu 8.04, with 2 GB of RAM.

    The system that's having no problem is an Intel Pentium 4, running a 2.6.24 kernel and Kubuntu 7.04, with 256 MB of RAM.


    So clearly you can see why I forgot to bring up the specs. :P

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    Is the AMD system running x86_64 (64-bit) Kubuntu? If so, are you running 64-bit or 32-bit Firefox?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Is the AMD system running x86_64 (64-bit) Kubuntu? If so, are you running 64-bit or 32-bit Firefox?
    Both firefox and my kernel are i686, so 32 bit ( right? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SagaciousKJB View Post
    Both firefox and my kernel are i686, so 32 bit ( right? )
    That should be correct. Anyway, there can be any number of reasons why firefox is running poorly on the AMD system, including network configuration (slow or non-responding DNS servers, enet port configuration, tcp/ip configuration, faulty network switch, faulty NIC), piggish background processes, etc, etc. Clients pay me $200USD / hour for analysis of performance issues on their systems, after they have given up banging their heads against the wall, so it is not necessarily something simple, or at least the determination of the root cause is not necessarily simple. More, and complete, system information as to configuration, running processes and workload, hardware (system and network), etc. are required in order to eliminate at least the more likely culprits.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    That should be correct. Anyway, there can be any number of reasons why firefox is running poorly on the AMD system, including network configuration (slow or non-responding DNS servers, enet port configuration, tcp/ip configuration, faulty network switch, faulty NIC), piggish background processes, etc, etc. Clients pay me $200USD / hour for analysis of performance issues on their systems, after they have given up banging their heads against the wall, so it is not necessarily something simple, or at least the determination of the root cause is not necessarily simple. More, and complete, system information as to configuration, running processes and workload, hardware (system and network), etc. are required in order to eliminate at least the more likely culprits.
    Well, as I said, it's really an issue with it actually rendering the HTML and the stability of the program, not really the performance of the web browsing, so I don't think anything network related will have anything to do with it.

    As far as system load goes, this happens from idle, to moderate, to extreme use. The only real peculiar thing about my system is that I run two x screens, but when I turn those off, it still has the same behavior. Even when using vesa and the free nv driver in Xorg, thinking maybe it could be the nvidia drivers, it still does it.

    Anyway, here are is some hardware info and other stuff...

    Code:
    Linux amd 2.6.29-custom #1 SMP Fri Mar 27 17:13:46 PDT 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    $lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
    00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7950 GT] (rev a1)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    03:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
    03:05.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
    Code:
    lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nfnetlink_queue         8344  1
    nfnetlink               4396  2 nfnetlink_queue
    binfmt_misc             8060  1
    rfcomm                 33444  2
    l2cap                  20724  13 rfcomm
    bluetooth              56932  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    vboxnetflt             84712  0
    vboxdrv               111208  1 vboxnetflt
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      13184  3
    nf_defrag_ipv4          1844  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ipt_REJECT              2996  1
    xt_tcpudp               2868  44
    xt_state                2004  3
    nf_conntrack           64892  2 nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
    xt_mark                 1652  6
    xt_NFQUEUE              1684  3
    af_packet              17428  2
    ppdev                   7352  0
    ipv6                  247156  16
    cpufreq_userspace       2968  0
    cpufreq_powersave       1460  0
    cpufreq_ondemand        6912  0
    cpufreq_conservative     6076  0
    cpufreq_stats           4952  0
    freq_table              4372  2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    ac                      4056  0
    container               3348  0
    sbs                    10972  0
    sbshc                   5140  1 sbs
    video                  16740  0
    output                  2836  1 video
    battery                10008  0
    iptable_filter          2484  1
    ip_tables              11012  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               15448  6 ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,xt_mark,xt_NFQUEUE,ip_tables
    xfs                   541064  1
    exportfs                4404  1 xfs
    nls_iso8859_1           3860  1
    nls_cp437               5492  1
    vfat                   10740  1
    fat                    49716  1 vfat
    aes_i586                7668  1
    aes_generic            27764  1 aes_i586
    cbc                     3380  1
    dm_crypt               12696  1
    dm_mod                 55752  3 dm_crypt
    it87                   20004  0
    hwmon_vid               3124  1 it87
    parport_pc             31844  0
    lp                      8772  0
    parport                34156  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    snd_emu10k1_synth       6260  0
    snd_emux_synth         32852  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
    snd_seq_virmidi         5364  1 snd_emux_synth
    snd_seq_midi_emul       6260  1 snd_emux_synth
    snd_emu10k1           138976  3 snd_emu10k1_synth
    snd_ac97_codec         99608  1 snd_emu10k1
    ac97_bus                1652  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            36800  0
    snd_mixer_oss          14388  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                73688  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc          9180  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
    snd_util_mem            4180  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
    snd_hwdep               7032  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
    snd_seq_oss            31040  0
    snd_seq_midi            6080  0
    snd_rawmidi            21024  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6900  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                49040  8 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    nvidia               7224860  36
    snd_timer              20796  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          7232  7 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    usbhid                 23968  0
    hid                    40768  1 usbhid
    snd                    54052  17 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    agpgart                33640  1 nvidia
    emu10k1_gp              2740  0
    sky2                   45144  0
    gameport               11136  2 emu10k1_gp
    button                  5924  0
    shpchp                 31624  0
    pci_hotplug            28084  1 shpchp
    soundcore               7072  1 snd
    i2c_piix4               9092  0
    i2c_core               23720  2 nvidia,i2c_piix4
    serio_raw               5176  0
    irtty_sir               7060  0
    evdev                   9664  3
    sir_dev                13400  1 irtty_sir
    irda                  186364  2 irtty_sir,sir_dev
    pcspkr                  2452  0
    crc_ccitt               2004  1 irda
    ext3                  124476  4
    jbd                    45896  1 ext3
    mbcache                 7608  1 ext3
    sr_mod                 13956  0
    cdrom                  34784  1 sr_mod
    usb_storage            73632  1
    libusual               21256  1 usb_storage
    pata_atiixp             4628  5
    pata_acpi               4020  0
    sg                     27944  0
    sd_mod                 28112  12
    floppy                 52388  0
    ata_generic             4664  0
    ehci_hcd               34368  0
    ohci_hcd               22916  0
    usbcore               143248  6 usbhid,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    ahci                   30340  1
    libata                169420  4 pata_atiixp,pata_acpi,ata_generic,ahci
    scsi_mod              148692  5 sr_mod,usb_storage,sg,sd_mod,libata
    thermal                15344  0
    processor              40096  1 thermal
    fan                     4280  0
    thermal_sys            10364  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
    fuse                   54608  1
    Code:
    top -b -n 1
    top - 10:22:44 up 1 day,  5:17,  1 user,  load average: 0.17, 0.64, 0.95
    Tasks: 227 total,   1 running, 226 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu0  : 14.8%us,  0.5%sy,  0.0%ni, 84.6%id,  0.2%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Cpu1  : 14.5%us,  0.4%sy,  0.0%ni, 84.9%id,  0.1%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Cpu2  : 16.4%us,  0.7%sy,  0.0%ni, 78.2%id,  4.5%wa,  0.1%hi,  0.1%si,  0.0%st
    Cpu3  : 15.2%us,  0.7%sy,  0.0%ni, 84.0%id,  0.2%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:   2074808k total,  1979996k used,    94812k free,    54940k buffers
    Swap:  6080560k total,   117344k used,  5963216k free,  1333164k cached
    
      PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  P COMMAND
        1 root      20   0  2844  516  464 S    0  0.0   0:03.01 2 init
        2 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 0 kthreadd
        3 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.32 0 migration/0
        4 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.04 0 ksoftirqd/0
        5 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 watchdog/0
        6 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.19 1 migration/1
        7 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:03.24 1 ksoftirqd/1
        8 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 watchdog/1
        9 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.16 2 migration/2
       10 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:17.30 2 ksoftirqd/2
       11 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 watchdog/2
       12 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.19 3 migration/3
       13 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:01.52 3 ksoftirqd/3
       14 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 watchdog/3
       15 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 events/0
       16 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 1 events/1
       17 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.35 2 events/2
       18 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 3 events/3
       19 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 work_on_cpu/0
       20 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 work_on_cpu/1
       21 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 work_on_cpu/2
       22 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 work_on_cpu/3
       23 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 khelper
       73 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.21 0 kblockd/0
       74 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.20 1 kblockd/1
       75 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.70 2 kblockd/2
       76 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.19 3 kblockd/3
       78 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 kacpid
       79 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 kacpi_notify
      151 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 kseriod
      220 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:12.60 0 kswapd0
      265 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 aio/0
      266 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 aio/1
      267 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 aio/2
      268 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 aio/3
     2237 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 ata/0
     2238 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 ata/1
     2239 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:06.88 2 ata/2
     2240 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.18 3 ata/3
     2242 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 ata_aux
     2270 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 scsi_eh_0
     2271 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 scsi_eh_1
     2272 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 scsi_eh_2
     2278 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 scsi_eh_3
     2308 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 ksuspend_usbd
     2309 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 2 khubd
     2514 sagaciou  20   0 62324  12m 3160 S    0  0.6   0:01.33 2 VirtualBox
     2535 sagaciou  20   0  5436 1644 1008 S    0  0.1   0:00.23 2 VBoxXPCOMIPCD
     2542 sagaciou  20   0 15052 5164 1000 S    0  0.2   0:03.17 1 VBoxSVC
     2583 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 scsi_eh_4
     2584 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 scsi_eh_5
     2620 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 scsi_eh_6
     2621 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.22 2 usb-storage
     2716 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.36 2 pdflush
     2946 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:01.05 2 kjournald
     3155 root      16  -4  2424  332  328 S    0  0.0   0:00.24 0 udevd
     4265 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 irda_sir_wq
     4435 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 0 kgameportd
     4517 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 hid_compat
     4950 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 kstriped
     4990 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 kdmflush
     5021 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.13 2 kcryptd_io
     5022 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:05.87 1 kcryptd
     5100 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:07.84 2 kjournald
     5101 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:02.08 2 kjournald
     5130 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:02.72 2 kjournald
     5144 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 xfs_mru_cache
     5145 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 xfslogd/0
     5146 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 xfslogd/1
     5147 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 2 xfslogd/2
     5148 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 xfslogd/3
     5149 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 xfsdatad/0
     5150 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 xfsdatad/1
     5151 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 2 xfsdatad/2
     5152 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 xfsdatad/3
     5155 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.24 0 xfsbufd
     5159 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 1 xfsaild
     5160 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 xfssyncd
     5446 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 getty
     5447 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 getty
     5449 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 getty
     5450 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 getty
     5452 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 getty
     5613 root      20   0  2456  712  624 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 acpid
     5662 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 kondemand/0
     5663 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 kondemand/1
     5664 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 kondemand/2
     5665 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 kondemand/3
     5746 syslog    20   0  1936  596  476 S    0  0.0   0:00.12 0 syslogd
     5802 root      20   0  1872  432  412 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 2 dd
     5804 klog      20   0  4276  456  404 S    0  0.0   0:00.14 2 klogd
     5826 messageb  20   0  2836 1060  720 S    0  0.1   0:00.12 3 dbus-daemon
     5842 root      20   0  4580 1360 1212 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 3 NetworkManager
     5856 root      20   0  3388  784  780 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 NetworkManagerD
     5883 root      20   0  3252  540  496 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 kdm
     5890 root      20   0 92160  26m 7364 S    0  1.3  16:49.09 2 Xorg
     5894 root      20   0  4060  808  804 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 kdm
     5920 root      20   0  5316  372  368 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 sshd
     5950 avahi     20   0  2760  820  732 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 2 avahi-daemon
     5951 avahi     20   0  2760  204  200 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 avahi-daemon
     6002 root      20   0  1772  364  360 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 mysqld_safe
     6044 mysql     20   0  124m 2880 1252 S    0  0.1   0:09.89 1 mysqld
     6045 root      20   0  1700  472  468 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 logger
     6242 clamav    20   0  3012  992  792 S    0  0.0   0:00.03 2 freshclam
     6271 root      20   0  6012 1788 1356 S    0  0.1   0:00.02 2 cupsd
     6309 dhcp      20   0  2440  588  464 S    0  0.0   0:00.12 2 dhclient
     6504 root      20   0 52696  50m  596 S    0  2.5   0:38.02 2 moblock
     6513 root      20   0  2916 1096  816 S    0  0.1   0:00.90 2 ntp_update
     6553 root      20   0  6532 1080  800 S    0  0.1   0:00.18 2 nmbd
     6555 root      20   0 10124 1332  844 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 smbd
     6567 debian-t  20   0 15276  12m 4552 S    0  0.6   0:16.68 2 tor
     6579 root      20   0  8744 1352 1220 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 console-kit-dae
     6641 sagaciou  20   0  3392  572  568 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 ck-launch-sessi
     6702 root      20   0  3628  400  396 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 vsftpd
     6708 root      20   0 10124  124  120 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 smbd
     6726 root      20   0  8088 1072  876 S    0  0.1   0:00.01 2 winbindd
     6791 root      20   0  8088  520  384 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 winbindd
     6792 root      20   0  2020  524  472 S    0  0.0   0:01.08 1 dhcdbd
     6812 haldaemo  20   0  6236 1864 1292 S    0  0.1   0:00.50 3 hald
     6813 root      20   0  3236  672  668 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 hald-runner
     6827 root      20   0  3300  712  656 S    0  0.0   0:01.09 2 hald-addon-inpu
     6843 haldaemo  20   0  2204  484  480 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 hald-addon-acpi
     6875 sagaciou  20   0  4480  328  208 S    0  0.0   0:00.11 1 ssh-agent
     6876 sagaciou  20   0  3668  332  236 S    0  0.0   0:00.69 1 gpg-agent
     6882 sagaciou  20   0  1772  372  368 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 startkde
     6923 root      20   0  3304  676  624 S    0  0.0   0:15.83 2 hald-addon-stor
     6983 root      20   0  3052  664  660 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 hcid
     6993 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 btaddconn
     6994 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 btdelconn
     7004 root      20   0  1564  120  100 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 start_kdeinit
     7005 sagaciou  20   0 25872 2436 2008 S    0  0.1   0:00.06 1 kdeinit
     7015 root      20   0  2964  744  740 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 bluetoothd-serv
     7017 sagaciou  20   0 25804 1748 1328 S    0  0.1   0:00.68 2 dcopserver
     7021 root      10 -10     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 3 krfcommd
     7026 root      20   0  2900  660  656 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 bluetoothd-serv
     7045 sagaciou  20   0 25876 3432 2912 S    0  0.2   0:00.06 2 klauncher
     7048 root      20   0  4816  348  344 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 squid
     7051 proxy     20   0  7036 2788 1152 S    0  0.1   0:00.59 2 squid
     7070 proxy     20   0  1560  256  252 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 unlinkd
     7085 daemon    20   0  1984  312  292 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 atd
     7100 sagaciou  20   0 31508 4748 3488 S    0  0.2   0:01.23 0 kded
     7101 root      20   0  2104  648  572 S    0  0.0   0:00.06 2 cron
     7228 sagaciou  20   0  1696  320  304 S    0  0.0   0:00.87 0 kwrapper
     7230 sagaciou  20   0 27256 3056 2512 S    0  0.1   0:00.18 0 ksmserver
     7231 sagaciou  20   0 30996 6280 4724 S    0  0.3   0:17.51 1 kwin
     7232 sagaciou  20   0 30912 4740 3588 S    0  0.2   0:00.32 3 kwin
     7242 sagaciou  20   0 32436 6412 4100 S    0  0.3   0:09.39 1 kdesktop
     7243 sagaciou  20   0 32016 5040 3960 S    0  0.2   0:00.42 3 kdesktop
     7254 sagaciou  20   0 36888  10m 7088 S    0  0.5   0:24.12 1 kicker
     7255 sagaciou  20   0 32648 7020 5320 S    0  0.3   0:49.75 1 kicker
     7256 sagaciou  20   0 26640 3008 1912 S    0  0.1   0:00.02 0 kio_file
     7257 root      20   0 10416 1412  804 S    0  0.1   0:00.46 0 miniserv.pl
     7274 root      20   0  1716  428  424 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 getty
     7278 sagaciou  20   0 30476 3508 2964 S    0  0.2   0:00.23 2 kio_uiserver
     7299 sagaciou  20   0 27412 6068 5012 S    0  0.3   0:02.78 1 khotkeys
     7300 sagaciou  20   0 27004 2768 2204 S    0  0.1   0:00.07 1 khotkeys
     7309 sagaciou  20   0 21948 3768 2688 S    0  0.2   0:14.10 3 artsd
     7312 sagaciou  20   0 30320 4908 2932 S    0  0.2   0:01.72 1 kaccess
     7314 sagaciou  20   0 31072 3920 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.20 1 konsole
     7324 sagaciou  20   0 35524  11m 6632 S    0  0.6   5:42.11 1 yakuake
     7325 sagaciou  20   0 33184 7860 5668 S    0  0.4   0:00.31 1 konsole
     7326 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3876 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.17 1 konsole
     7327 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3880 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.15 1 konsole
     7328 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3928 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.21 2 konsole
     7329 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3872 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.20 2 konsole
     7330 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3880 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.18 2 konsole
     7331 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3892 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.20 1 konsole
     7332 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3896 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.20 2 konsole
     7333 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3884 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.14 2 konsole
     7334 sagaciou  20   0 30932 3880 3024 S    0  0.2   0:00.22 2 konsole
     7336 sagaciou  20   0 34028 6732 3664 S    0  0.3   0:00.63 2 kmix
     7339 sagaciou  20   0 71956  13m 8736 S    0  0.7   1:41.23 0 konversation
     7340 sagaciou  20   0  4656 1296 1056 S    0  0.1   0:00.04 1 bash
     7352 sagaciou  20   0 42216 9848 3920 S    0  0.5   0:00.90 1 kate
     7353 sagaciou  20   0 44584  13m 5116 S    0  0.7   3:28.83 2 gkrellm
     7354 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7366 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7374 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7380 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7383 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7387 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7390 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7394 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7403 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7441 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7460 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 0 bash
     7486 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 0 bash
     7487 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 3 bash
     7506 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 bash
     7508 sagaciou  20   0  4116 1044 1040 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 3 bash
     7543 sagaciou  20   0 60688  15m 9184 S    0  0.8   0:10.69 2 pidgin
     7551 sagaciou  20   0  3008  392  388 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 dbus-launch
     7552 sagaciou  20   0  2568  628  556 S    0  0.0   0:00.09 2 dbus-daemon
     7565 sagaciou  20   0 34052 4224 3496 S    0  0.2   0:01.20 2 knotify
     7581 sagaciou  20   0 38144 3960 3120 S    0  0.2   0:00.22 2 konqueror
     7586 sagaciou  20   0  1772  368  364 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 thunderbird
     7603 sagaciou  20   0  1772  364  360 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 run-mozilla.sh
     7604 sagaciou  20   0 38776 4956 3208 S    0  0.2   0:00.28 1 python
     7608 sagaciou  20   0  239m 121m  16m S    0  6.0   6:16.64 1 thunderbird-bin
     7615 sagaciou  20   0 28068 3696 2972 S    0  0.2   0:00.76 0 klipper
     7616 sagaciou  20   0 38144 3968 3120 S    0  0.2   0:00.25 3 konqueror
     7618 sagaciou  20   0 32664 4020 3240 S    0  0.2   0:00.24 3 knetworkmanager
     7619 sagaciou  20   0 34540 1648 1644 S    0  0.1   0:00.05 0 kblueplugd
     7623 sagaciou  20   0  5172 1836 1556 S    0  0.1   0:00.10 2 gconfd-2
     7698 sagaciou  20   0  4108  856  400 S    0  0.0   0:00.12 2 screen
     7699 sagaciou  20   0 14844 6592 2080 S    0  0.3   0:14.30 2 rtorrent
     7783 sagaciou  20   0  4644 1696 1052 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 3 bash
     7800 sagaciou  20   0  4796 1504  528 S    0  0.1   3:00.57 1 sensor_log.sh
    16180 www-data  20   0 23464 3468  360 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 3 apache2
    16181 www-data  20   0 23464 3468  360 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 0 apache2
    16182 www-data  20   0 23464 3468  360 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 1 apache2
    16183 www-data  20   0 23464 3468  360 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 3 apache2
    16184 www-data  20   0 23464 3468  360 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 0 apache2
    16981 root      20   0 23464 5108 2008 S    0  0.2   0:00.41 3 apache2
    17987 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 pdflush
    19657 sagaciou  20   0  5248 1476  700 S    0  0.1   0:02.16 2 ssh
    21315 sagaciou  20   0  4660 1876 1220 S    0  0.1   0:00.23 2 bash
    21973 root      20   0  1848  524  440 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 sleep
    22058 sagaciou  20   0  2436 1108  776 R    0  0.1   0:00.00 2 top
    22066 sagaciou  20   0  3068  720  612 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 0 sleep
    24349 www-data  20   0 54500  34m 1564 S    0  1.7   0:52.50 2 python
    24408 www-data  20   0 62704  42m 1560 S    0  2.1   1:25.26 2 python
    26339 sagaciou  20   0  1772  512  436 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 1 swiftfox
    26357 sagaciou  20   0  1772  524  436 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 2 run-mozilla.sh
    26364 sagaciou  20   0  258m 137m  30m S    0  6.8   2:54.79 2 swiftfox-bin
    31071 sagaciou  20   0  4628 1672 1044 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 3 bash
    31107 sagaciou  20   0  3424 1188  872 S    0  0.1   0:00.20 2 alsamixer
    Code:
    sensors
    it8716-isa-0228
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    VCore:       +1.34 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    VDDR:        +1.30 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    CPU Fan:    1804 RPM  (min = 1800 RPM)  ALARM
    PSU Fan:     860 RPM  (min =  700 RPM)
    CPU Temp:    +32.0C  (low  = +127.0C, high = +61.0C)  sensor = thermal diode
    Sys Temp:    +30.0C  (low  = +127.0C, high = +80.0C)  sensor = thermistor
    NB Temp:     +51.0C  (low  = +127.0C, high = +80.0C)  sensor = thermistor
    cpu0_vid:   +0.763 V

    Everything seems to be fine as far as the rest of the system goes.

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    Sorry, my brain is only 1/2 functional today - up too late watching movies! I missed the part before about the problem being more in the rendering and stability vs. speed/performance. I was reading too much into the thread title "Terrible Performance" I guess.

    Anyway, do you have similar problems with any applications other than Firefox? If so, what are they? If not, then it is possible that an add-on or plug-in is causing the problem. You can selectively disable them (without removing them) to see if that helps.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Also, FWIW, the vesa drivers really blow as far as video performance is concerned. I am running the x86_64 177.82 driver on my dual-display 8800GT system and have basically zero problems, and great performance, video-wise. There are video rendering glitches in the newer drivers; however, they are display and not performance problems. You get pixelated flashes when running full-motion video. The 177.82 driver is the latest without that problem. I keep trying the newer ones when they come out, but the bug is still there. nVidia is aware of the problem - the bug has been posted, but it is still there, at least as of the latest driver from about 2 weeks ago.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Yeah, I'm using the nvidia ones, but I tried going between different video drivers to see if that made a difference. I mean, I really tried a lot of whacky stuff.

    Already tried disbaling all of my add-ons and everything. I even made an entirely new profile to see if that was the problem, but the behavior persist.

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