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outerboundofeternity
September 3rd, 2008, 04:29 AM
recently my firefox intsall begain taking 3 minutes to launch (use to be 5 seconds). when it does launch, autocomplete in any bar(address, search window) locks firefox for two minutes. Pages take about a minute to load. Am runing xubuntu 8.04 on a p4 3.4ghz with 2gb of ram. It used to run lickedy split fast, then overnight slow. ran update, purged firefox and reinstalled with no luck. looking for ideas/help. (firefox 2 works fine.)

mali2297
September 3rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
Open firefox from the terminal by typing firefox-3.0. Do you see any warnings or error messages printed in the terminal?

outerboundofeternity
September 6th, 2008, 05:55 PM
nope, says absolutely nothing on the command line.

mali2297
September 6th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Have you cleared cache, cookies etc?

You can also try removing the .mozilla folder in your home directory. Or rather, rename it .mozilla.backup or something. The folder contains your bookmarks, extensions etc.