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Re: [opensuse] Firefox 3.X 100% CPU usage makes it unusable - urgent fix required
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 22:38:50 -0500
  • Message-id: <4968184A.1090906@xxxxxx>
On 2009/01/09 11:03 (GMT+0100) LLLActive@xxxxxxx composed:

Can someone assist me to sort out a 100% CPU usage by FireFox. It
happens with all 3.X versions. FF is unusable at the moment. I have
searched and see that it has been a problem in most FF versions and
Linux. I need an urgent fix. Our ERPII system uses Web Browsers (Web 2.0
& LAMP). The Windows users with M$IE have no problems, but it is banned
in our company.

System: OpenSUSE 10.3
Linux ~ 2.6.22.19-0.1-default #1 SMP 2008-10-14 22:17:43 +0200 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
FireFox:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008121300
SUSE/3.0.5-2.3 Firefox/3.0.5

I'm using 32 bit 11.0/KDE3 without eye candy on a 3.4G Cedar Mill P4
(Hyperthreading) with 4G RAM, Intel G31 video. With 2 Youtube tabs,
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0110684/ and tabs for 5 of the people in that
movie's images pages, top shows FF using 400M virt & 130-140% CPU, with
overall CPU between 60-70%. I have installed flash-player and various goodies
like libdvdcss & vlc from the non-default repos. It takes FF a ridiculous
time just to switch tabs.
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is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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