Ubuntu :: Browsing The Filesystem (Nautilus) And Firefox Seems Realy Sluggish Compared To The Windows 7 Counterparts

Mar 22, 2011

I can't quantify the behavior, but every time I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit), I get the impression that I'm using a much slower machine. All I have to compare it to is my Windows 7 64-bit install on the same machine (specs in signature), where almost everything is very snappy by comparison.

I don't have skipping audio or delayed video when watching DVDs in VLC Media Player, and Urban Terror (a 3D game) runs fine, but just general stuff like browsing the filesystem (Nautilus) and Firefox seems reaaaaallly sluggish compared to the Windows 7 counterparts.

What I'm doing at the time does not appear to affect the sluggishness. I have noticed the same impression of sloth both while copying large files, and while doing nothing in particular. That's not how it's supposed to work, is it? Does an Ubuntu install normally slow down over time? I have only been running 10.04 LTS since last October or so.

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I have installed Wubi (Ubuntu 10.10) recently. It takes more time to boot than Windows. But my main concern is that my browsing speed is much slower compared to that on Windows 7. How can this be resolved?

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Jul 23, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu 10.4 for nearly a month now and am very happy with it, especially the ability to add and upgrade programmes which up till now was a nightmare with worries about dependencies etc. I do have one major gripe, and that is Firefox 3.6.3. I gather others have had the same problem. At start-up Firefox works fine, but after about 12 hours, it becomes so sluggish as to be unusable. Web pages that would take seconds to download now take minutes and the hard drive starts churning and grinding away. The whole system becomes slow and sluggish, and when I do a "top", Firefox is right at the top. Very often the only way to get out of this is to physically turn the machine off and then back on again, which I know is a bad thing.

Its not as if I am overloading Ubuntu. The last time I had to switch the PC off, all I had running were 2 terminals, a calculator and gedit. Firefox was running about 10 tabs. Even when I do a kill -9 pid on firefox and then restart it, within minutes, the system is grinding away and slowing down. The only way to remedy this is to switch the PC off. Someone else who had this problem says its as is Firefox is getting tired and needs to refresh itself completely. Is there any solution to this problem as I gather others have been experiencing it.

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I uninstalled the Firefox 3.6 package from -current and reinstalled the Firefox 3.5.2 package from the slacware64-13 tree and it works fine.I've been scanning the net for others having this same problem and to my utter shock I can't seem to find anyone else reporting remotely the same problem!I'm fine using Firefox 3.5.2 indefinitely, but it's driving me nuts that I can't figure out the source of this problem!

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Mar 1, 2009

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Feb 16, 2009

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Feb 2, 2010

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Jan 28, 2010

Debian lenny, old install (I've upgraded to lenny when it was just about to become the stable release), versus windows 7, fresh install.Comparing browsers speeds with numion.com/Stopwatch.html, I had results such as:Iceweasel (firefox) on linux: from 9.154 seconds to 21:860 seconds (the same webpage, reloaded)Firefox on windows: 4.32 seconds - and never much slower than thatThe fastest browser on linux was Opera, ranging from 8.562 to 5.503 secs to load the same page, but even internet explorer beat/match it with its timing of about five seconds.

I have not other browsers on windows; on linux there is aroraonqueror (KDE3), kazehakase, chrome, and dillo, besides text browsers. I didn't test on dillo; Kazehakase and chrome were the only ones which had nearly decent results, but still very bad, 11 to 13 seconds for chrome, and 21 for kazehakase. Konqueror just seemed to never finish to load the page, I gave up when it was still loading somethingfter nutes and 5 seconds.'ve emptied the cache every time I would test, and I was running almost only the browsers and not much else. Whatever comes by default on windows, and on linux, I was on openbox, with nothing much going on I guess, I think the most memory consuming processthe time, besides xorg and the browsers themselves, was dictd.

I've researched a little bit about, but not enough to make a list of possible things to change in order to improve the speed on linux. Most of the time there are people just agreeing that on windows the rendering is faster, and other people saying that with them is the opposite, with some minor variations like people saying that linux is faster for plain downloads while windows is faster for web browsing due to better graphics.

(by the way; I haven't installed any graphic card driver on windows, which is still running on 1024x768, while linux runs on 1280x1024, with the "nv" generic driver, without fancy options, not supported by my old card) The closest to a suggestion of possible solutions was someone saying tha compilation may affect performance, I guess it was both about kernel compilation, and the web browsers themselves.I'll google a bit more about how to "compile for speed", both kernels and programs (maybe the x server

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My new computer claims to be able to get 10 hours. Although it's a bit off, i get a satisfying little bit over 6 hours, from full charge. This is running Windows 7. I couldn't wait to put Linux on my new computer, i have, but it just isn't satisfying because i only get about 4 hours while running linux, tried three different distros, and all roughly the same.

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My wireless on my Ubuntu desktop is really slow compared to my windows laptop. Its not a flash problem or a browser specific problem.

I have searched the forums but can't find much.

I did disable ipv6 (it now shows up as being 'ignored' in network Manager which is correct, right?) but that hasn't helped.

It doesn't make a difference whether I use DHCP for everything or just for address only with the Google DNS addresses.

After entering 'lspci' my card shows up as


Because of a problem with system freezes I have updated to the 2.6.33-020633rc7 kernal but this hasn't had any impact one way or another on wireless speeds.

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Aug 18, 2011

I have an Intel Core i7 860, 8 GB RAM, with nVidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card running openSUSE 11.4 with KDE 4.7. Moving, resizing, and minimizing windows, opening the starter menu is sluggish, choppy. It's not that I cannot live with it, but it should be smooth, and that's what bothering me. It seems like I have tried "everything" to fix the problem, disabling the blur effect, the pixmap trick, changing nVidia driver (both the latest beta 285.03, the latest stable 280.13, and the one from the repository, 275.21), and enabling and disabling the things on the "Advanced" tab for desktop effects.

Changing from the Oxygen theme to something else improved it a bit, but it is still very choppy. It seems related to the number of windows I have open. If I have one window open, everything flows nicely, but already with two windows it becomes slow. I have a dual screen (TwinView) setup, but removing the second screen did not improve anything. I'm not very good at the graphics part. I can't stand all the comments about "sluggish Linux graphics" I get from MS Windows users.

These are the top lines I get from glxinfo:
name of display: :0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4

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May 25, 2010

I've just installed kubuntu 10.04 x64 and I'm slowly working through lots of little niggly problems that I'm having getting it all set up.My graphics seem VERY sluggish doing things like opening and closing windows, popping up menus etc.I have an Athlon II 250 3.0ghz processor, 2GB RAM and onboard graphics ATI HD2100 (740G chipset).I tried to get the proprietary graphics driver installed to see if that made any difference but it wouldn't recognise the onboard graphics, a bit of googling seems to suggest they have actually dropped support for this model?After removing the proprietary stuff it seems even more sluggish than it did before.

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On my computer, I'm using 11.3, KDE 4.4.4 and Firefox 3.6.8. Firefox is so s...l...o...w..... It's slow loading and it's slow browsing. Konqueror takes 1, maybe 2 seconds to load, and another second to load the home page. Firefox takes a good 30 seconds to load. The only message I get when loading from a terminal is about not using a shared database. I don't hear the disk churning like it would with a fragmented disk.

I can't believe everyone is having this response, the hue and cry would be enormous! Anything to try? Should I try loading another browser? I tried Opera on 11.2 and didn't really like it, had problems with a lot of content. What about Sea Monkey (Gad, I HATE words with monkey in them!) Konqueror won't show a lot of videos and I have problems using the back and forward buttons. I'll wait for fixes but in the meantime.

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Tasks: 162 total, 1 running, 161 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
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Jun 10, 2010

Just this Konqueror issue bothers me really bad. So decide to share it here and see if anyone has a better solution.

Java support is really poor in konqueror.

For example,

1. on webex.com and just try to join a test meeting. It never opens the meeting window however there is no error or any kind prompt.

2. facebook.com, if you try to upload a picture, you have to choose simple uploading tool in konqueror in order to do the job.

Why java can not be made work properly like in firefox and chrome? Is there any critical hurdle that I did not know?

My solution: use konqueror for normal browsing and switch to firefox or chrome for java sites. This bothers, right?

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