Mozilla Firefox and slow HTTP requests in Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) [ part 2 ]

Submitted by Jochus on Fri, 30/04/2010 - 19:35 | Posted in: Linux

The problem I described earlier wasn't totally solved after the about:config change (although things went better ...)

Yesterday, I solved the problem but I wanted to be sure the problem didn't come up again :-).

The problem is situated in a broken profiles directory:

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~/.mozilla/firefox $ ls -al
total 24
drwx------ 4 jochen jochen 4096 2010-04-29 09:08 .
drwx------ 5 jochen jochen 4096 2010-02-09 15:29 ..
drwx------ 8 jochen jochen 4096 2010-04-29 09:07 56r3yu4x.default
-rw-r--r-- 1 jochen jochen   94 2010-04-29 09:08 profiles.ini


  • stop Firefox
  • move 56r3yu4x.default and profiles.ini to a backup folder
  • start Firefox
  • ... problem should be fixed now :-)

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