broadband slow on opensuse-11.4

On my OEM notebook I have both openSUSE-11.4 and debian-squeeze sharing /home and swap.
While on debian OS the machine is working fine on the openSUSE platfporm a ‘lock’ file is continually created in /home/rudra/.mozilla/firefox/3xxxxx/ and internet is slowing down abysmally.
Kindly advise.

PS. I am posting this thread from debian.

I might go with the same advice in the following link, though not the same exact issue:

Profile in use - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

I would consider updating Firefox to the very latest version from the following repository:

Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.4

I think Firefox is up to version 7.01 and that is what I would run if I were you. Add the repository above, open Software Management, search on Firefox, switch to the versions Tab and select the bullet for 7.01 (32 or 64 bit as you have installed openSUSE).

Thank You,

I think I have spotted the reason and has erased it. I found that the installed MozillaFirefox has version 8.0-0.2.2 but there was MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE version 5.0-14.1 . If that was causing trouble (I am an end-user) I removed it and installed instead MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream version 8.0-2.2 and now for some time the ‘lock’ file has not appeared.
I’ll wait somewhat longer before marking this thread as [SOLVED].