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September 18, 2019 at 3:05 am #27244September 18, 2019 at 5:23 am #27245Memberwasp
The problem with Firefox-esr is all the RAM consumption:
(With two tabs open)
838.6 MiB + 135.8 MiB = 974.4 MiB firefox-esr (5)
Is there a way to make it less resource-hungry?
September 18, 2019 at 5:29 am #27247MemberVW
- This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by wasp.
How about you ask at https://support.mozilla.org?
“These are the times that try men's souls" - Thomas PaineSeptember 18, 2019 at 5:56 am #27249Membergreyowl
Open the package manager, uninstall firefox-esr and install ff-version 69.
Thanks for the instructions.
If I install FF 69, will it update automatically like FF-esr does?
If not, how will I go about keeping it updated?
- This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by greyowl.
Dell Latitude D610 laptop (1.86 GHz, 2G RAM, 32 bit) - antiX 17September 18, 2019 at 6:16 am #27253Membercaprea
Yes, it will get updated.
The problem with FF 69 is that it needs pulseaudio installed for sound, but you can workaround that, by starting FF from terminal with
Then sound should work without having pulseaudio installed, it does here flawlessly.
If you like to start FF from the menu or from elsewhere with the “apulse firefox” command , you sure will get help here to rewrite the menu to do so.September 18, 2019 at 8:26 am #27258MemberVW
The problem with Firefox-esr is all the RAM consumption
Wrong! Firefox is a modern browser designed to run efficiently on modern computers. Support for old and ancient machines is not a realistic option for Mozilla who get their financial support from users. Thus Firefox is designed to use a lot of Ram, considering memory is inexpensive and easily installed in modern machines.
You could always try browsing using a Text-based_web_browser and the pulseaudio question doesn’t even arise
How about Lynx? An ancient browser for an ancient computer.
“These are the times that try men's souls" - Thomas PaineSeptember 18, 2019 at 8:56 am #27261Forum Adminrokytnji
Meh. 6 of one. 1/2 dozen of the other. Being a dude who used to play musical hardware. I’d get ram and hard drive specs bumped up. Then cpu would next scream in conky and on window manager and in htop . Video steaming looked like one of those Windows error multi-casting displays.
Pretty soon. You try and figure out what text browser and then use streamlight and hope your cpu settles down.
When one plays with old hardware or just has no choice because of environment.
Be prepared for frustration. But the stuff you learn will be priceless as you learn the computer ropes of driving these beasts.
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