Browser Issues

I am using various browsers on opensuse 11.0
==>Opera
==>Firefox
==>Seamonkey
==>Konqueror

I find that the gecko based brwosers firefox and seamonkey are not working,page loading is extremely slow/not working at all sometimes.On the other hand Opera and Konqueror are working fine

The gecko browsers are loading pages well only when i right click on web pages and use “open with browser menu” from either konqueror or opera

I don’t have any problems with Firefox but I find Konqueror is generally quicker, especially when loading first time.

use YaST to add a new user, say Test

log out as yourself and then back in as Test

do all browsers work well now?

if so, something in the hidden setup files in your home is borked (but
those in /home/Test are not…

with lots of patience and the use of a tool like diff compare files in
/home/[you]/.[file or directory] with /home/Test/.[file or directory]


DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
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2.6.22.19-0.4-default SMP i686
AMD Athlon 1 GB RAM | GeForce FX 5500 | ASRock K8Upgrade-760GX |
CMedia 9761 AC’97 Audio

Thanks for the replies

@DenverD
I found the same problems with “Test” profile

Guess i will stick to “opera” for now

The “Test” profile did show the Themes properly though

Ref:-

Theme related problem - openSUSE Forums

One thing: if FF is slow, Seamonkey should be as well. Same engine.

Which versions do you have ?

john hudson wrote:
> I don’t have any problems with Firefox but I find Konqueror is generally
> quicker, especially when loading first time.

try turning off firefox’s Menu > Edit > Preferences > Security “Tell
me if the site I’m visiting is a suspected [attack site | forgery]”
uncheck both and it might speed up (as far as i know it looks in a
database to determine if the site is a black hat…turn off that look
up and speed up FF…

by the way, i would never suggest a Redmond user turn those off (even
though they deserve what they pay for)…and, i’d expect you to BE
CAREFUL with or without those turned on)


DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
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posted via NNTP w/TBird 2.0.0.23 | KDE 3.5.7 | openSUSE 10.3
2.6.22.19-0.4-default SMP i686
AMD Athlon 1 GB RAM | GeForce FX 5500 | ASRock K8Upgrade-760GX |
CMedia 9761 AC’97 Audio

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 SUSE/3.6.3-1.1 Firefox/3.6.3

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.9) Gecko/20100317 SUSE/2.0.4-3.1 SeaMonkey/2.0.4

Those are the versions of the browsers I am using

Also turning of Security stuff as suggested by Denver did not work

This is totally stupefying for me because these browsers are working perfectly fine in my brother’s machine which run the same OS(which i myself installed against his stiff opposition :slight_smile: )

Please post output of


zypper lr -d


admin@linux-ur8q:~/Desktop> zypper lr -d
#  | Alias                                                                                | Name                                                | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                 
---+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1  | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.0/             | openSUSE BuildService - Wine CVS Builds             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.0/            
2  | repo-oss                                                                             | openSUSE-11.0-Oss                                   | Yes     | Yes     |  120     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/oss/                            
3  | Packman                                                                              | Packman-FTP-USA                                     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | ftp://packman.unixheads.com/packman/suse/11.0                                       
4  | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/      | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/     
5  | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0/  | openSUSE BuildService - Virtualization (VirtualBox) | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0/ 
6  | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/database/openSUSE_11.0/            | openSUSE BuildService - Database                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/database/openSUSE_11.0/           
7  | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/mail/openSUSE_11.0/                | openSUSE BuildService - Mail Server                 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/mail/openSUSE_11.0/               
8  | Security                                                                             | Security                                            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security/openSUSE_11.0/                   
9  | server_monitoring                                                                    | Server Monitoring Software (openSUSE_11.1)          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_11.1/         
10 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/              | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Community               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/             
11 | Contrib                                                                              | Contrib                                             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/standard       
12 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/debug/                           | Main Repository (DEBUG)                             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/debug/                          
13 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/XGL/openSUSE_11.0/                    | openSUSE BuildService - X11:XGL                     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/XGL/openSUSE_11.0/                   
14 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0/ | openSUSE BuildService - KDE4:Factory:Desktop        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0/
15 | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY-SCHON                                                           | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY-SCHON                          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman.links2linux.de/suse/11.0/                       
16 | Banshee                                                                              | Banshee                                             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Banshee/openSUSE_11.0/                    
17 | home:elvigia                                                                         | home:elvigia                                        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/elvigia/openSUSE_11.0/              
18 | Mono                                                                                 | Mono                                                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Mono/openSUSE_11.0/                       
19 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/               | openSUSE BuildService - GNOME:STABLE                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/              
20 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/            | openSUSE BuildService - GNOME:Community             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/           
21 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Mono:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/             | openSUSE BuildService - Mono:Community              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Mono:/Community/openSUSE_11.0/            
22 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Virtualization:/Qemu/openSUSE_11.0/        | openSUSE BuildService - Virtualization (QEMU)       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Virtualization:/Qemu/openSUSE_11.0/       
23 | Packman-HTTP-USA                                                                     | Packman-HTTP-USA                                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/11.0                                              
24 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/php/openSUSE_11.0/                 | openSUSE BuildService - PHP                         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/php/openSUSE_11.0/                
25 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_11.0/              | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Backports               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_11.0/             
26 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.0/                       | openSUSE BuildService - Games                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.0/                      
27 | Main Repository (NON-OSS)                                                            | Main Repository (NON-OSS)                           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/non-oss/suse                    
28 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0_Update/      | openSUSE BuildService - Drivers for webcams         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0_Update/     
29 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0                                                                    | openSUSE-DVD 11.0                                   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                             
30 | openSUSE-11.0-Updates                                                                | Updates for 11.0                                    | Yes     | Yes     |   20     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.0/                                           
31 | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY                                                                 | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY-JACOBS                         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/11.0                                       
32 | http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.0                             | openSUSE Education                                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.0                            
33 | Apache_1                                                                             | Apache                                              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Apache/openSUSE_11.0                      
34 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/non-oss/                         | Main Repository (NON-OSS)                           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/non-oss/                        
35 | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY-GWDG                                                            | Packman-HTTP-GERMANY-GWDG                           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/11.0                                 
36 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/xfce/openSUSE_11.0/                   | openSUSE BuildService - XFCE                        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/xfce/openSUSE_11.0/                  
37 | Compiz                                                                               | Compiz                                              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/XGL/openSUSE_11.0/                   
38 | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.0/                     | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla                     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.0/                    
admin@linux-ur8q:~/Desktop> 




Done

@ Knurpht- Were you able to find something.?

Do you really need all those repos??? Going for the record?

That has to be the longest list yet. Ok it is 11.0 but you must have several conflicts. Also I see duplicates. Would have no idea where to start…:stuck_out_tongue:

I strongly agree with gogalthorp, this repo-list is just nonsense - tons of repositories you most probably do not need (Security, Mono, server_monitoring…), double entries (Packman) and developer sources (Contrib, Debug…). Most probably they do or will do cause problems, but not necessarily problems with your browsers. You should definitely do something about that.

I still suggest to check Firefox’ IPv6 settings. Type ‘about:config’ in the adressbar, filter for ‘ipv6’ and set ‘network.dns.disableIPv6’ to ‘true’. Also check your systemwide IPv6 settings via YaST.

I randomly searched for a solution for this problem
Keywords used:- opensuse dead slow firefox

In search results i found the thread from this forums
Broadcom wireless, partchy internet - openSUSE Forums

I applied the solution from there in both gecko browsers and both work well now:-

In firefox: In firefox address bar - about:config
Look for .. network.dns.disableIPv6 and set it to "true".

Does this mean that my ISP or network connection doesn’t support IPV6???

Regarding multiple repositories thingy,I have intentionally added many packman stuff because i often see that some of them don’t work sometimes(unreacheable).I guess they are not actively maintaining repositories for 11.0 anymore as 11.3 is going to be released soon

Also i was wondering if there is a quick shot way of clearing these non working repositories

Can anyone here give me an active list of reliable 11.0 repositories???

Actually i was startled/pissed off to find that the default repositories were no longer available when i tried to add the community repositories through the YAST repository manager’s “Add Community Repositories” radio button

Does this mean that my ISP or network connection doesn’t support IPV6???

IPv6 is not widely used anyway (yet), since most common network devices do not support it. Disabling it is recommended for any (average) user and will not affect your ability to surf in the net, while activated IPv6 will most likely slow it down. So even if your problem seems solved, you should switch it off.

Actually i was startled/pissed off to find that the default repositories were no longer available when i tried to add the community repositories through the YAST repository manager’s “Add Community Repositories” radio button

• Package management is one of the most important and vulnerable part of a Linux system, one should not configure it in a pissed mood.

• The community repositories are not an adequate surrogate for the default repositories (oss, non-oss, update), they provide different packages and follow a completely different idea. Sources like “Mono”, “Contrib” “X11:XGL” or those “Server” repositories are not needed on a common home desktop.

Regarding multiple repositories thingy,I have intentionally added many packman stuff because i often see that some of them don’t work sometimes(unreacheable).

In that case you should deactivate the prior repository instead of using the same one multiple times.

I guess they are not actively maintaining repositories for 11.0 anymore as 11.3 is going to be released soon

Guessing is another not so very good idea when it comes to package management. The 11.0 Packman-repo is still maintained, check them in your browser and you will be able to see the dates of the latest uploads. However, support for 11.0 will stop in June (for any 11.0-repository), so you should think about upgrading anyway.

Can anyone here give me an active list of reliable 11.0 repositories???

Well that depends on your needs, but for starters I would cut them down to the usual oss, non-oss, update and (one) Packman. When adding new repositories, check whether you really need them and take some time to find out for whom they were created.

If I can make a suggestion, that seems way over the top (ie, worse than mine;) ). When you start up package management, it must take forever to refresh that list. Packman 5 times is, at the very least, 3 too many and probably 4 too many.

In this circumstance I would, for example, choose one Packman that you though had a good chance of working and disable the rest (not delete, in case you get it wrong, not just set to a low priority (a high number), because that will still take ages to refresh, but disable).

After that, I’d go through the rest and see what else I could remove (I think I wanted 1 package from server monitoring and nothing else, and you could make a case for disabling that repo once you had that one package, although that does sacrifice updates).

If in doubt, I would check what repo a particular package comes from here and use that. Adding duplicates is only likely to add to the problems if a repo flakily appears and disappears.

I applied the solution from there in both gecko browsers and both work well now:-

In firefox: In firefox address bar - about:config
Look for … network.dns.disableIPv6 and set it to “true”.
Does this mean that my ISP or network connection doesn’t support IPV6???

This is ‘correct’ behaviour, if one method does not work. If you have both, it has to do one first. Therefore, when it tries whichever it tries first is tried and waited for, until a timeout value is reached (which has to be quite a large value, if the method is to have a chance of success on a slow connection, which may or may not be an issue that you have, but unless it is set to this ‘safe’ slow value, it will fail totally for those who do have a slow connection). This makes name look up slow, and is a performance problem and, unfortunately, is really quite common.

@gropiuskalle-Thanks for all the patient replies / tips , much appreciated

@markone,@gropiuskalle-Both my brother and myself use the same ISP,he has a wimax connection (wireless transmitter/repeator fixed on top of house) though,i have a wired connection

I have disabled IPV6 in my gecko browsers(seamonkey/firefox)

There was no need for this to be done in his system

Both of us use opensuse 11.0

Is there a difference between “addressing” of wired and wimax connections?Is this why my brother doesn’t require browser modifications