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Firefox 9 -- next version, same game as FF 8
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RetroTechGuy


Joined: 15 Dec 2009
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar 2012, 17:06    Post subject:  

darkstrike wrote:
sfeeley wrote:

...Firefox 9.01 seemed to work . . . . sort of. When I would click for a new page, though it would "hang" for about 10 seconds seemingly frozen, and then splash the fully rendered page up. Not nearly as snappy as my nearly instantaneous old firefox. (by which I mean what I was using until this morning). Unacceptable.


Hi folks - just decided to try installing Firefox 11 on my old machine this morning (was previously running FF7) and now I am having the same highly annoying glitch as sfeeley was in his post above (except for me as it is an older computer, the "hang" is more like 12-15 seconds or so)...any kind souls willing to try giving me ideas how to fix it? I could roll back to FF8, but I like having the latest version of programs for bug fixes, etc...

Cheers and thanks!!! Smile


If you do decide to "roll back", be sure to back up your bookmarks, and saved passwords...

BTW, I've been running the 9.01 .pet version without issue, for a couple months.

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darkstrike


Joined: 09 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar 2012, 22:06    Post subject:  

Thanks Retro...I'll try and remember. If it's been going on since FF9, I'm surprised nobody's stumbled upon a fix yet! Smile
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar 2012, 17:57    Post subject:  

darkstrike wrote:
Thanks Retro...I'll try and remember. If it's been going on since FF9, I'm surprised nobody's stumbled upon a fix yet! Smile


I think that mine broke when FF upgraded itself from 7 to 8...

BTW, it's a good idea to periodically back up your bookmarks anyway.

Tman has apparently released a FF-11:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=612884#612884

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=569503#569503

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darkstrike


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:50    Post subject:  

I'll check out his puplet and see if it magically works any better Razz

I do back up my bookmarks periodically - they are synced between comps anyway, so if one goes down I still have them on the other anyway Smile
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darkstrike


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar 2012, 12:11    Post subject:  

Hi all - I uninstalled FF11 and installed the FF11 .pet from Tman's thread ( http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=614429#614429 )

However, I am still getting the "hanging on loading pages" problem...

I had read elsewhere in a thread here about copying a lib file (cant remember the name of it off the top of my head) from /usr/lib/firefox to /usr/lib and also manually downloading the latest Flash 11 plugin from Adobe's site and putting it in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder...neither of those fixes seemed to help Sad
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jon4t2


Joined: 24 Feb 2010
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Location: Kent, Ohio

PostPosted: Sat 31 Mar 2012, 16:22    Post subject:  

Hello,

I've been using an old Dell laptop (CPxJ, PIII, 650MHz, 512MB RAM) in my basement as an audio streamer. I can stream some radio stations using VLC, but others have Web only interfaces that require Flash.

Until recently, I've been letting both Firefox and Flash update willy-nilly. Firefox 11.0 bogging down prompted me to return to this forum for a look see. After a clean install of 5.2.8.004 (probably not necessary), a bit of digging, and a some experimentation, I can run Firefox 11.0 without any infuriating page loading delays. (After I reinstalled 5.2.8.004, I installed Firefox 7.0 from the package manager and then let Firefox update to 11.0.)

I replaced the binary executable /usr/bin/firefox/firefox with an executable script file of the same name. It seemed the easiest fix, minimizing the chances of breaking other programs. The script file contains:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
cd /usr/lib/firefox
/usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /usr/lib/firefox-bin "$@"


It's overkill, but it works. I may have to replace /usr/bin/firefox/firefox after every Firefox update, but that's easy enough.

The problem I had with Flash 11.2.202.228 occurred first with Firefox 7.0 and then with Firefox 11.0. Some flash elements would run and others would not, (at least they failed to run as quickly as I expected them to). After I convinced myself that the affected Web pages were loading properly, I replaced /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so with the latest version of Flash 10.3 and all flash elements worked. I guess Flash 11.2.202.228 makes too many demands on my aging laptop.

The trick was finding a 10.3 version of libflashplayer.so. I didn't have one backed up anywhere, so I wound up on Adobe's "Archived Flash Player Versions" page <http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html> downloading a fat (67.3 MB) zip file fp_10.3.183.18_archive.zip <http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_10.3.183.18_archive.zip>. It contains flash players & debuggers for Windows, Mac and Linux, so you'll have to dig a bit to find flashplayer10_3r183_18_linux.tar.gz, which contains libflashplayer.so.

Old hardware has its limits. Even when running Puppy Linux. Good luck keeping yours online!
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jon4t2


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr 2012, 17:57    Post subject:  

jon4t2 wrote:
I guess Flash 11.2.202.228 makes too many demands on my aging laptop.


Still true, but I discovered that Flash 11.1.102.63 works.
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