[CentOS] Firefox slower on GMail since update to CentOS 5.5

Wed Jun 2 20:29:03 UTC 2010
Andrej Moravcik <centos at datalock.sk>

Hi Mathieu, I had the same problem with Firefox since I upgraded to 
CentOS 5.5.

I noticed very slow (almost unusable) Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g 
(Database Control, Grid Control and Application Server Control) and MS 
SharePoint pages, high X.org cpu usage and noisy fans activity.

I couldn't find anything about this on the web. Firefox downgrade didn't 
help, but finaly I realized that I upgraded nvidia driver too - problem 
disapeared right after downgrade to nvidia driver 
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run. There are alse other versions 
between, but this one is the last one IMHO where PowerMizer works as 
expected (at least on my laptop).

My configuration is CentOS 5.5 x86_64 @ Dell Latitude D830, Nvidia 
Quadro NVS 140M.

Bye, Andrej

Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> Hello,
> since I upgraded from CentOS x86_64 5.4 to 5.5, I noticed that Firefox
> has become significantly slower on GMail (or Google Apps Mail).
> The page becomes slow to scroll as soon as there are more than a few
> mails in a conversation (like in a typical CentOS mailing list
> thread).
> Did anyone else notice that as well?
> (I guess that I'm not the only GMail user around)
> Could I have missed something / do something wrong?
> More details:
> - I did a fresh install from the 5.5 install DVD, keeping only the
> home directories
> - I'm using the Nvidia driver from elrepo (but I had the pb also with
> the default driver)
> Cheers,
> Mathieu
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