How to improve performance? -> speed up Mozilla FF

Marc M linuxr at
Thu Jan 13 21:49:18 UTC 2005

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 18:38:18 -0300 (ART), Alexandre Vernille
<avernille at> wrote:
> I would like to adopt Fedora2 / 3 as my preffered OS at home. However I need
> first to improve its performance on my machine (an AMD K6_2 with 128 MB
> RAM). 
> Mozilla is taking 20 sec to load, OpenOffice applications even longer. On
> the System Monitor, it looks like the RAM is too busy... 
> Any hints or sites where I could find the basics on improving performance?
> Should I try another Linux? 
> TKS, A
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If it is mozilla firefox, here are some ideas/URL to speed that part
of it up, I did it and it works.  For the OS as a whole,  that is
another story, but Fedoras run on incredibly old boxes, sounds like
yours is in the middle somewhere.  I don't think changing
distributions would necessarily make a differrence.  Maybe there re
some packages you could uninstall.  If you are running GNOME try
switching to KDE, it is faster in my experience.

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   1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and
look for the following entries:

  network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining

  Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When
you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up
page loading.

  2. Alter the entries as follows:

  Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

  Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

  Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This
means it will make 30 requests at once.

  3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it
"nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the
amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

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