On 2017-10-10 23:07, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i am beyond frustrated with how mind-bendingly slow as a dog is
firefox on my fully-updated F26 system. eg, i go on twitter, want to
just post a tweet, sometimes takes several *seconds* just to finally
get around to responding to keyboard strokes.
I had EXACTLY, exactly the same problem on a fully updated F25 system, a
of weeks ago.
Unbearable. But in my case even libreoffice and kate were very slow.
I solved the problem brilliantly by... switching (also for other
to Ubuntu 16.04LTS. Not 100% good, but much, much, much better from the
point of view of this post.
My highly unscientific opinion is that there is something in the F25
COMBINED, default configuration of:
that makes everything loop, at EVERY user action, until some timeout,
deep in the kernel, makes thing restart. Every 100 milliseconds or so.
Since I don't have, in this period, neither the skills nor, above all,
to investigate all this, I blindly tried the dumbest, and brutest
is change distro. It worked beautifully, so for the time being I'm just
observer (because I do like the distro), but not a user. Hope to come
back to Fedora someday.
What I mean to say here is that all browsers suck, and Firefox likely
than others. But in some conditions, that is with certain combinations
kernel, graphic drivers... it sucks immensely more than usual. I mean to
maybe the question you should ask (and people with the right skills/time
investigate) is "why is firefox ON FEDORA so slow"?