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I've been trying to make Linux my only OS and have run into another snag - this time with Firefox. I realize I could try Opera or Chrome but for ...
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- 10-02-2010 #1
Firefox slower compiling data than in Vista..
I've been trying to make Linux my only OS and have run into another snag - this time with Firefox. I realize I could try Opera or Chrome but for this thread I'm concerned with Firefox.
I still dual-boot and while I've always notice that Firefox doesn't scroll as smoothly as it does in Vista, this latest issue is a concern:
I'm on the BOD for a different club forum (hobby) and need to print a list of the new registrants for various reasons. Firefox initially presents the list in portrait mode but I need it to be in landscape. Generating the initial "print preview" then changing the "print preview" from portrait to landscape takes substantially longer than in Vista on the same box...it's 30-40 seconds in Vista and nearly 2 minutes in Linux - that's a huge difference!!
As I mentioned it's a dual boot so the hardware is the same and it shouldn't involve the HPLIP service as it's a preview.
I don't know if this is an openSuse issue, Kernel issue or something else.
Linux 188.8.131.52-0.3-desktop i686
openSUSE 11.3 (i586)
4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) "release 2"
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
2D driver: nvidia
3D driver: NVIDIA 256.35
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Total memory (RAM): 2.8 GiB
Free memory: 1.5 GiB (+ 1,004.2 MiB Caches)
Free swap: 2.0 GiB
- 10-02-2010 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
If you happen to be using xorg 1.9.0 with nVidia 256.xx, there is a bug causing various graphics issues, and you'll need to upgrade your nVidia drivers to 260.19.06, or later. If memory serves, users were also having the same issue with nvidia drivers and xorg 1.8.0 back when it was first released. You might have a combination installed that causes these graphics issues.
See more here:
260.19.06 (beta) for Linux x86/x86_64 released - nV News Forums
Here's another link with more users experiencing similar issues:
nvidia 256.52 xorg-server 1.9.0 performance regression - nV News Forums
Last edited by oz; 10-02-2010 at 03:59 PM.oz