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Hi folks, I'm using Earthlink DSL. I'm dual booting WindowsXP and Mandriva 10.1 When I boot into Windows all web page lookups are really fast. When I boot into Linux ...
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- 10-03-2005 #1
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- Oct 2005
Browsing problem - Please help.
I'm using Earthlink DSL. I'm dual booting WindowsXP and Mandriva 10.1
When I boot into Windows all web page lookups are really fast.
When I boot into Linux the exact same web pages have more than a 20 second delay.
What could cause this? Firewall too tight? DNS lookup problem?
- 10-03-2005 #2
Does the problem persist no matter which browser you use? If so, there was an IPV6 "bug" in SuSE 9.2 that sounds a lot like what you're talking about.
Not sure what it is in Mandriva, but in ubuntu or SuSE,
1. edit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases with your favorite text editor
2. Find the line: alias net-pf-10 ipv6
3. Edit this to: alias net-pf-10 off
4. Save the file and reboot
Your browsing should now be a lot faster.
Also: Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:
1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 8. This means it will make 8 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster.There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
- Jeremy S. Anderson
- 10-03-2005 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
All browsers exhibit the same slowness
Those are very helpful suggestions. They worked perfectly to fix my problem. The only thing I would add is that to turn of IPV6 in Mandriva do the following:
# echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
Then just reboot.