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TechNot

Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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Location: not too far from Waco,Tx

PostPosted: Fri 14 Mar 2014, 17:50    Post_subject:  phantom downloads?
Sub_title: idle laptop shows its downloading?
 

hay all,

so im trying to learn this linux stuff on an old thinkpad ...with slacko57

im giving my eyes a rest from searching forums and whatnot ...close out the browser (firefox 27.0.1)

a few minutes of sipping coffee and petting the cat i happen to notice the download speed widget on my seemingly idle laptop is showing activity of something downloading ....

i have come to expect this type of thing on windows but i wasnt aware linux had any of that

and being new at this i really dont have a clue how to findout what it is...is it normal ...is it cookies phoning home or what

any clues?

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8-bit


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 01:53    Post_subject:  

Could it be that your email application is downloading new emails?
Just a thought.
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TechNot

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Location: not too far from Waco,Tx

PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 22:52    Post_subject:  

@ 8-bit

I have not set up email on it yet ... but thats a thought I'll keep in mind for later ...

I sat and watched it for quite some time and the kb/s were tiny ...like 0.1...0.7 range and just randomly occuring

I deleted all cookies in firefox and even rebooted and it still occurs ...

Keep in mind this is occuring on a laptop thats only booted to the desktop..nothing is running other than the wireless connection

I was kind of thinking it might be the wireless maintaining its connection but I would think that would probably be more rhythmic ( more of a timed event?)

or maybe something to do with the widget itself? ... time sync? ...???

I have no clue and dont yet know enough about Linux to find out

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Moat

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 03:47    Post_subject:  

Hey TechNot -

I highly doubt it's Linux, itself - but most likely Firefox.

In Edit>Preferences, shut off - Block reported attack sites and web forgeries (Firefox periodically dwnlds a database file for those), Health and Crash reporter, Auto update search engines.

In Tools>Addons, Reset all addons to update manually.

Type about:config in the address bar, search "update", set "app.update.auto" to false. Older versions used to have a menu checkbox for that... no more.

Firefox seems like it doesn't always want to translate and retain tweaks from the GUI menus, so while in about:config I like to carefully peruse and disable (with Google's help) numerous other auto update stuff with search terms like "update", "health", "crash", etc.

Try the above, and see if that helps calm down the background chatter...

Bob
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