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    I've been having problems with firefox(updated) keyboard stalling. It's throwing off my typing. The stalls are small about a second, but making typing a problem. I have to wait for the stall to pass before I can finish typing a word. It happens very frequently.

    I have 4GB and an AMD 6000. Can someone help?

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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    Sometimes, just after an update, if you don't restart FF, it behaves strangely
    Is there anything else running (top)?
    New test user? Does it have same issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Sometimes, just after an update, if you don't restart FF, it behaves strangely
    Is there anything else running (top)?
    New test user? Does it have same issue
    Well, I restarted firefox and rebooted the system. I'm still getting stalls. Running programs? Just the standard ones. Add a new user via admin? Ok, i'll give that a shot. How do I get a list of running programs? If this were mswin, i'll say spyware or adware.

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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    System Monitor
    or
    top (in a terminal)
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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    On 07/09/2011 09:36 PM, lord valarian wrote:
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    > I'm still getting stalls.


    describe exactly what happens....like, are you typing into a message box
    at (say) facebook, or these forums, or gmail, or or or or and you notice
    that as you type _nothing_ shows up on the screen for a half a second,
    or even a full second, or a very tiny part of a second and then suddenly
    it does show on your screen?

    things like that (while typing into a browser window) has been happening
    to me occasionally for over 10 years with a variety of machines,
    operating systems, desktop environments and browsers....it is just the
    nature of the beast of typing into a local browser which is real time
    communicating across the internet to a distant server which is
    'catching' your typing *as* you type..

    doing that it echoes back what it gets to let your browser know what you
    typed has arrived..

    now, the exact number of microseconds between your finger pressing (say)
    X and a new X showing up on your screen probably varies some, and that
    is due to net congestion and/or slight delays inside your own machine
    depending on what else you have going on..

    what i do is, just keep typing even if i can't see it show up on the
    screen as my finger get to the bottom of the key movement
    distance....usually, it just shows up only slightly delayed..

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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    I occasionally saw those stalls with firefox 4. I haven't yet seen them with firefox 5.

    When I saw them, I assumed it was because firefox was using too much memory and perhaps was paging. Shutting down and restarting firefox fixed it.

    I usually shutdown and restart firefox once per day. The stalling behavior has always been close to the end of that period (the one day run time).

    I do have firefox set to clear history on shutdown. I don't know whether the size of history is relevant to your problem.
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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 07/09/2011 09:36 PM, lord valarian wrote:
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    > I'm still getting stalls.


    describe exactly what happens....like, are you typing into a message box
    at (say) facebook, or these forums, or gmail, or or or or and you notice
    that as you type _nothing_ shows up on the screen for a half a second,
    or even a full second, or a very tiny part of a second and then suddenly
    it does show on your screen?
    I'm getting stalling system wide, even in console. It been up to 3 seconds. I'v been checking the system monitor. I'm getting big spikes of cpu usage. Older versions of suse didn't have this problem. If the internet is the cause, can shut it down temporarily to speed up typing?

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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    I'm getting stalling system wide, even in console. It been up to 3 seconds. I'v been checking the system monitor. I'm getting big spikes of cpu usage. Older versions of suse didn't have this problem. If the internet is the cause, can shut it down temporarily to speed up typing?
    It should be possible to see what is causing those spikes..
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    It should be possible to see what is causing those spikes.
    The spikes are about 75% of the cpu. The others were from a music video I had playing. I stopped everything but firefox, but still have that spike. The other tabs are usually inactive. How do find out what's causing the problem? Is there a way to find highest usage of the cpu by a process? This is seriously affecting my ability to type messages. Seems to happen for a while then stops. The DVD drives will spin up now and then for no reason.

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    Default Re: suse 11,4 - KDE, firefox keyboard stalling

    On 07/18/2011 10:06 PM, lord valarian wrote:
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    > Is there a way to find highest usage of the cpu by
    > a process?


    sure, lot of ways....one is to start top in a konsole/terminal..

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