25 Oct 2011 13:07

## Re: Firefox

> Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:55:57 +0200
> From: "E. Groenenberg" <quapla <at> xs4all.nl>
> Subject: Re: [Suns-at-Home] Firefox

>> I have installed Firefox 7.0 on an Ultra-2 running Solaris 10. It runs
>> like a drain, using 100% of a cpu for long periods of time with little
>> to
>> show for it. Pstack shows a stack of incredible depth, most of the
>> routines having something to do with "reflow". Their support site has
>> vague mentions of some graphics cards which might not be playing well.

> Well, funny that you mentioned it. I'm using FF7 on build 129 of Open
> Solaris and just performs as one would expect (Ultra-27, nvdia FX card,
> office machine).
> While at home (Ultra-20 also with Nvidia FX) I'm using Solaris 10 with
> FF7 and it slows down from performing proper to the speed of a snail
> during a weeks usage.

You mean you left FF7 running continuously for a week? So presumably
restarting it put it back to normal?

In that case it is not the problem I am seeing, since mine starts off
running slow. I need to do a bit more debugging to see exactly what it
thinks it is doing.

Does anyone know what sort of fancy things Firefox might be asking the
Creator Graphics (or any other FB) to do? It certsinly seems to demand a
vast collection of graphis-related libraries to be available. The sites
that seemed worst were Firefox's own help pages.



1 Nov 2011 10:01

### Re: Firefox


Interestingly, I run Solaris 9 (never bothered to upgrade, but I may move
to 10 one day) and use Firefox 2.0.0.20 since that appears to be the
available quite a long way back now.

I do note that my Toughbook PC's that run WinXp have all wanted to
download and install FF7 and it does seem to run sort of ok, but with lots
of tabs open it slows down and eventually locks up.

Never had this happen with 2.0.0.20 on this system (my SunBlade 1000) - it
just crashes completely when it's had enough and usually will not save any
of the previous history information to re-load the tabs when I start it up
again.

Craig.

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2 Nov 2011 15:11

### Re: Firefox

I'm running FF6.0 on my Sun Blade 1000 (Sol 10) and all is fine.
Occasionally pages cause FF to bomb, but not too often.
I am in the process of setting up a Blade 2500 (Silver) which I put FF
7.0 onto and all was fine (Sol 10)
The biggest issue is always getting the right Java plugin and figuring
out the best place to put it given the jre/jdk convolution of files and
folders

On 11/01/11 09:01, Craig Dewick wrote:
>
> Interestingly, I run Solaris 9 (never bothered to upgrade, but I may
> move to 10 one day) and use Firefox 2.0.0.20 since that appears to be
> made available quite a long way back now.
>
> I do note that my Toughbook PC's that run WinXp have all wanted to
> download and install FF7 and it does seem to run sort of ok, but with
> lots of tabs open it slows down and eventually locks up.
>
> Never had this happen with 2.0.0.20 on this system (my SunBlade 1000) -
> it just crashes completely when it's had enough and usually will not
> save any of the previous history information to re-load the tabs when I
> start it up again.
>
> Craig.
>

braham
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3 Nov 2011 19:19

### Re: Firefox

" From: Craig Dewick <cdewick <at> lios.apana.org.au>
"
"
" Interestingly, I run Solaris 9 (never bothered to upgrade, but I may move
" to 10 one day) and use Firefox 2.0.0.20 since that appears to be the
" available quite a long way back now.

i'm still on s8, and given the patch situation not likely to favor
oracle.  i'd consider openindiana if they ever produce sparc builds.

i have occasional fantasies of building newer stuff like ff, but
chasing the list of prerequisites and building them quickly adds up to
a lot of hours...

" I do note that my Toughbook PC's that run WinXp have all wanted to
" download and install FF7 and it does seem to run sort of ok, but with lots
" of tabs open it slows down and eventually locks up.

my xp machines are all still on ff3.6; got tired of being on the
bleeding edge...  i presently have 9 ff windows with about half a
dozen tabs each.  3.6 doesn't have a problem.

i'll probably move up when support for it ends, following the trailing
edge of the ff ecosystem.

" Never had this happen with 2.0.0.20 on this system (my SunBlade 1000) - it
" just crashes completely when it's had enough and usually will not save any
" of the previous history information to re-load the tabs when I start it up
" again.


3 Nov 2011 22:25

### Re: Firefox

On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 14:19:01 -0400 (EDT)

> i have occasional fantasies of building newer stuff like ff, but
> chasing the list of prerequisites and building them quickly adds up to
> a lot of hours...
pkgsrc can automate this for you. Cite:
http://www.netbsd.org/docs/software/packages.html
The NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc) is a framework for building
third-party software on NetBSD and other UNIX-like systems, currently
containing over 8000 packages. It is used to enable freely available
software to be configured and built easily on supported platforms.
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3 Nov 2011 23:35

### Re: Firefox

--- On Thu, 11/3/11, Jochen Kunz <jkunz <at> unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:

> From: Jochen Kunz <jkunz <at> unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
> Subject: Re: [Suns-at-Home] Firefox
> To: suns-at-home <at> net-kitchen.com
> Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:25 PM
> On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 14:19:01 -0400
> (EDT)
> (Sandwich Maker) wrote:
>
> > i have occasional fantasies of building newer stuff
> like ff, but
> > chasing the list of prerequisites and building them
> > a lot of hours...
> pkgsrc can automate this for you. Cite:
> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/software/packages.html
> The NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc) is a framework for
> building
> third-party software on NetBSD and other UNIX-like systems,
> currently
> containing over 8000 packages. It is used to enable freely
> available
> software to be configured and built easily on supported
> platforms.

Until you discover something that needs python and then pkgsrc fails.  All of the python packages in pkgsrc
are broken at least on sparc.  They segfault during compile.  Anything that depends on python will then fail
to install.  I've tried a dozen times on my IPX to get python to compile so I could install scons which would