Web Pages SLOW in Ubuntu 10.04

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January 18, 2012 at 14:29:42
Specs: Ubuntu, dc 2.8 / 4gb
I can't call it Firefox ! Maybe spark or flickerfox! My windows partition crapped out so now I'm going full Linux on my desktop computer. Ubuntu 10.04 if fully up to date, Running Firefox 9 and It crawls worse than dial up when changing web sites! Once I'm at a site it's not quite so bad but oh man it took at least a minute or more to even bring up a screen on yahoo mail. Ebay was just as slow. This site like 15 seconds or so? My Internet is between 25-30 MB and the little xp netbook the ol lady uses fly's on it. So did Vista on this same computer till some system32 file got corrupt.

Ubuntu's operating system in general runs quick, updates download in the mb per sec, Videos on youtube, yahoo etc stream excellent once you can bring up the web page. The computer is hard wired into the router. The net book and even my cell phone " via wifi to router" speed reports are way faster then linux / firefox which reports only 5 / down 5 up.

Doing some searching I tried going into firefox and disable ipv6 to see if it would help. Nada.

Not sure so wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions.

Running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit on a dual core 5400+ with 4 gigs of ram and over 150gb of free space. I also have the firewall disabled so I can access my NAS easier. I can't see how disabling it would hinder the browser? Especially when the router has a firewall already.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
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#1
January 18, 2012 at 18:06:58
What extensions do you have installed?

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#2
January 19, 2012 at 13:00:24
Try one or more live cd's just to check.

10.04 should be OK but get a few of the newer ones. See if they also have issues with web pages.

We might need to know how you connect.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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#3
January 19, 2012 at 14:22:03
I also tried everything that firefox 9 had on this site and it helped a bit: But not like it flew on windows.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/speed-up-...

I'm running Opera now too and it seems alot better but has a bit of a hickup every page start but nothing like firefox.

Extensions: Flash Aid 2.2.2 and Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9.3 both up to date as of 1/15/2012.

Have to figure out how to burn a iso since i've never burnt a cd in linux yet.

How I connect?? ^ ^ "The computer is hard wired into the router"

5 foot cat5 e from back of computer to Router? DHCP ? Sorry I don't know how else i'd connect. It's not wireless.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#4
January 21, 2012 at 12:04:46
If you disable FlashAid or start Firefox in Safe Mode (use the command firefox -safe-mode), does the speed problem disappear or improve significantly? Also, what version of Adobe Flash are you using?

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#5
January 22, 2012 at 09:18:05
Disabling flash aid seemed to help a bit on a lot of sites but logging into yahoo mail and just clicking on ebay short cut still takes a long time. Probably some others but can't list them all. It seems like once i've gotten into the site it's fast but whenever I change sites it takes a long time to bring up the next site.

I'm looking in the Ubuntu Software Center and it appears to be running Adobe Flash Plugin 10. Version 11.1.102.55-Olucid1

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nVidia N6600 256mb video
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#6
January 22, 2012 at 11:15:15
Hmm... Probably not a problem in Firefox, then. It could be some sort of DNS issue, where it's taking a longer time than it should to resolve the name to an IP address. My networking skills aren't the best, but try:

1. Run the dig command against a website and your DNS server. For instance:

dig www.computing.net 4.4.4.4

This checks how long it takes to look up the IP address of www.computing.net from the DNS server 4.4.4.4 (which is run by Google). You should see something in the output like:

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.computing.net.      376     IN      A       69.167.142.128

;; Query time: 30 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.11.1#53(192.168.11.1)
;; WHEN: Sun Jan 22 14:06:20 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 51

This basically (if I understand it correctly) means it took 30 milliseconds to retrieve the IP address from the DNS server. If you substitute different DNS servers and get similar times, then it's probably not a DNS issue.

2. The second kind of test I would do is a simple ping test. Run the ping command against a site:

ping www.google.com

and let it run for about a minute, before killing it with Ctrl-C. If there are any dropped packets, this may indicate a faulty connection somewhere, such as a loose cable or interference.


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#7
January 22, 2012 at 17:22:47
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.computing.net. 600 IN A 69.167.142.128

;; Query time: 40 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1)
;; WHEN: Sun Jan 22 20:15:59 2012
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 51
for the first one and no dropped packets on the other one.

I will say I tried two live cd's as I figured out how to burn them. Each Downloaded at 2 mbp/s !

Zorin OS and Fedora 16 live the internet browsing was screaming fast on live cd's! So I'm pretty sure it's not a network connection / hardware issue. I must have something wrong with Ubuntu and the browsers.

Man I hate to start over by installing again. I'd like to see if it can be fixed.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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