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Hello. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop with 1 GB ram and Dual core 1.83 GHz Intel Centrino Duo. Video playback is very bad and video starts buffering after every 10 seconds. I earlier used to blame my internet connection but after I installed Google Chrome from Google's website (not from Software Center), I observed that the entire video played very smoothly, in a better quality than Firefox and did not show the buffering circle even once. Both the browsers are the latest versions. On a different laptop with much better specifications but a 64-bit operating system but the same internet connection, the exact same problem is observed. What is the issue? The overall web experience is almost the same on both laptps (Chrome wins by some time).

Hello. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop with 1 GB ram and Dual core 1.83 GHz Intel Centrino Duo. Video playback is very bad and video starts buffering after every 10 seconds. I earlier used to blame my internet connection but after I installed Google Chrome from Google's website (not from Software Center), I observed that the entire video played very smoothly, in a better quality than Firefox and did not show the buffering circle even once. Both the browsers are the latest versions. On a different laptop with much better specifications but a 64-bit operating system but the same internet connection, the exact same problem is observed. What is the issue? The overall web experience is almost the same on both laptps (Chrome wins by some time).

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/44.0.2403.130 Safari/537.36

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user1241316 2 solutions 94 answers

For linux is better to use the nightly version that you will download from here

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-42.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2

I do testing the debian 8.1 in a virtual machine i have build 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cores only but the first installation i did was everything in Greek and the boot manager was only supporting English and France languages and i couldn't reboot again now I'm trying to install English version with Greek support in keyboard only.

In the end if i don't install Debian in new hardisk i can install i can't really know.

For linux is better to use the nightly version that you will download from here https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-42.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 I do testing the debian 8.1 in a virtual machine i have build 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cores only but the first installation i did was everything in Greek and the boot manager was only supporting English and France languages and i couldn't reboot again now I'm trying to install English version with Greek support in keyboard only. In the end if i don't install Debian in new hardisk i can install i can't really know.
user1241316 2 solutions 94 answers

I did download 42.0.a1 as i told you

tar -xvf firefox-42.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2

cd firefox

./firefox &

but noscript 2.6.9.34 was not supporting 42 version the addblockplus installed without a problem i need to stay more in the virtual box to try downloading a nighty version that no script supports because without it you may have major security problem.

I did download 42.0.a1 as i told you tar -xvf firefox-42.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 cd firefox ./firefox & but noscript 2.6.9.34 was not supporting 42 version the addblockplus installed without a problem i need to stay more in the virtual box to try downloading a nighty version that no script supports because without it you may have major security problem.

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John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

A few observations

  • 1GB RAM
    Thats probably not ideal. I've got one instance of Firefox open with loads of tabs, but no video running and Firefox alone is showing as using 2GB on 14.04
  • Why Nightly ?
    I do not have many multiple installs of Firefox at present. I keep putting of doing some reconfiguring. Sure Nightly is good for tests and comparisons, but when I have it installed I do not use it as my day to day browser. On Ubuntu I usually have the canonical build Aurora|Developer Edition as the day to day browser.
  • Adobe does not do great support on Linux. Adobe is deprecating support and only at the moment giving security support.
  • Chrome Handles FlashPlayer differently it is built in and up to date.

I will try to follow this thread but have not got the time to set up and run comparisons at the moment, and am unsure if|when I may have time. I have a dual core XP with about 1GB Ram I will at some point put Debian on that, but it probably won't be a surprise if it struggles with Flashplayer video, and it will be interesting to see if Google Chrome works any better on it.

A few observations * 1GB RAM <br /> Thats probably not ideal. I've got one instance of Firefox open with loads of tabs, but no video running and Firefox alone is showing as using 2GB on 14.04 * Why Nightly ? <br />I do not have many multiple installs of Firefox at present. I keep putting of doing some reconfiguring. Sure Nightly is good for tests and comparisons, but when I have it installed I do not use it as my day to day browser. On Ubuntu I usually have the canonical build Aurora|Developer Edition as the day to day browser. * Adobe does not do great support on Linux. Adobe is deprecating support and only at the moment giving security support. * Chrome Handles FlashPlayer differently it is built in and up to date. I will try to follow this thread but have not got the time to set up and run comparisons at the moment, and am unsure if|when I may have time. I have a dual core XP with about 1GB Ram I will at some point put Debian on that, but it probably won't be a surprise if it struggles with Flashplayer video, and it will be interesting to see if Google Chrome works any better on it.
user1241316 2 solutions 94 answers

As i told you i was testing debian 8.1 in a virtual box i gave it 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cores (3Ghz each) but the graphics card had in the virtual box simulation had only 128 Mb the nightly build gave me a boost because it is made for x64 architecture much better, I'm very pleased with the results.

With 1 Gbytes you can't do much anyway and you need any advancement you can get (as you already know) but is critical to have at list 4 Gbytes if you want to play in more serious category must be your top priority and it will give to your CPU room to breathe.

As i told you i was testing debian 8.1 in a virtual box i gave it 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cores (3Ghz each) but the graphics card had in the virtual box simulation had only 128 Mb the nightly build gave me a boost because it is made for x64 architecture much better, I'm very pleased with the results. With 1 Gbytes you can't do much anyway and you need any advancement you can get (as you already know) but is critical to have at list 4 Gbytes if you want to play in more serious category must be your top priority and it will give to your CPU room to breathe.
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Linux builds even the Releases have been available in 64 bit Mozilla and Distro builds for quite a while now.


Windows is a different matter. Until recently 64bit builds of Firefox were only from Nightly, but now have shifted all the way up to Beta Firefox.

Options for 64bit Releases are coming soon. It was hoped to get the 64bit Windows version in this week's Fx40 Release but that has slipped to Sept 22nd in Fx41 now.

Linux builds even the Releases have been available in 64 bit Mozilla and Distro builds for quite a while now. --------- Windows is a different matter. Until recently 64bit builds of Firefox were only from Nightly, but now have shifted all the way up to Beta Firefox. Options for 64bit Releases are coming soon. It was hoped to get the 64bit Windows version in this week's Fx40 Release but that has slipped to Sept 22nd in Fx41 now.
user1241316 2 solutions 94 answers

My cpu (4 cores at 3 Ghz) has build in x64 the first amd x64 command structure and the motherboard x64 bit high precision timer that i have it activated that explains the high speed that nightly gave me!?

I've download 4 dvds of debian 8.1 & 1 with the upgrade total 5 now i did vmware workstation 11 to do more test solaris is 128 bits and i like to see it also but I'm pretty much done with windows anyway.

And to upload a screenshot from Debian 8.1 emulation i found a nightly version 38.0.5 that my favorite addons no script and addblock plus did upload without a problem even with 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cpu's i didn't had a problem to view and listen vods in youtube i need to test and Solaris but in Debian there are many Greek servers that have the installation files. Is better to download the zip file and use make install and make to be sure that is fully compatible with your system this what i did this time.

And 40.0b9 nightly i tested took the profile automatic and the plugins are working but i got some errors in the shell

(firefox:1784): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_clipboard_set_with_data: assertion 'targets != NULL' failed

(firefox:1784): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_clipboard_set_with_data: assertion 'targets != NULL' failed

they have to do with clipboard i'm download the source to do a make just in case there was some incomparability with debian 8.1 you forgot to tell me your version of linux to make vritual box and in there.

If i knew how much libs were missing and how much upgrades was needed probably i will not try it on a simulation install it or not the make is going all this our and i get some warnings because i didn't make the installation from the root (i got used from Slackware never to allow loggin to root) and i was using su root any time a new library or a packet was needed what i mean is this is how you learn the to fix your system there is no other way.

Now i have the latest libs for a system that is not a an official build just a 'simple' test this why i run it from shell ./firefox& to see the error output.

There is no other way.

mean while i solve the mystery why i see the vods so clearly i open another terminal and i did a ping to youtube look the 3rd image how low times i have the Gbit (cat 6 sftp) Ethernet really rocks ha?

Look and the funny part i just finish downloading the workstation and is asking me in order to install to close the debian 8.1 the fact is all this the make is running and sometimes i feel it will never finish!? the 40.0b9 was running without an error but the make is making the cores to work in full speed all this time 2 cores are not enough for this kind of job.

I need workstation because solaris has 128 bits libs in there the installation will be keep longer but the speed will be marvelous, trust me hehehehe =;-)

Success the make did fnish the installation is made firefox succefully added to the desktop environment and i don't need to run ./firefox& anymore is running from every terminal without a problem!? Everything is to have the write lib's nothing missing from the installation and you running with bugs free is too bad the same can't done and to windows.

I added the last picture NOTICE I'm from a user account and i did run firefox & if i add more users anyone will be able to run firefox.

With nighty 40.0b9i in debian 8.1 can view and the mobile version of this site the last picture i added something i can't do with 38.0.5 i have in windows nice ha?

if i finish with the solaris i will format widnows and that's it. =;-)

My cpu (4 cores at 3 Ghz) has build in x64 the first amd x64 command structure and the motherboard x64 bit high precision timer that i have it activated that explains the high speed that nightly gave me!? I've download 4 dvds of debian 8.1 & 1 with the upgrade total 5 now i did vmware workstation 11 to do more test solaris is 128 bits and i like to see it also but I'm pretty much done with windows anyway. And to upload a screenshot from Debian 8.1 emulation i found a nightly version 38.0.5 that my favorite addons no script and addblock plus did upload without a problem even with 2 Gbytes ram and 2 cpu's i didn't had a problem to view and listen vods in youtube i need to test and Solaris but in Debian there are many Greek servers that have the installation files. Is better to download the zip file and use make install and make to be sure that is fully compatible with your system this what i did this time. And 40.0b9 nightly i tested took the profile automatic and the plugins are working but i got some errors in the shell (firefox:1784): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_clipboard_set_with_data: assertion 'targets != NULL' failed (firefox:1784): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_clipboard_set_with_data: assertion 'targets != NULL' failed they have to do with clipboard i'm download the source to do a make just in case there was some incomparability with debian 8.1 you forgot to tell me your version of linux to make vritual box and in there. If i knew how much libs were missing and how much upgrades was needed probably i will not try it on a simulation install it or not the make is going all this our and i get some warnings because i didn't make the installation from the root (i got used from Slackware never to allow loggin to root) and i was using su root any time a new library or a packet was needed what i mean is this is how you learn the to fix your system there is no other way. Now i have the latest libs for a system that is not a an official build just a 'simple' test this why i run it from shell ./firefox& to see the error output. There is no other way. mean while i solve the mystery why i see the vods so clearly i open another terminal and i did a ping to youtube look the 3rd image how low times i have the Gbit (cat 6 sftp) Ethernet really rocks ha? Look and the funny part i just finish downloading the workstation and is asking me in order to install to close the debian 8.1 the fact is all this the make is running and sometimes i feel it will never finish!? the 40.0b9 was running without an error but the make is making the cores to work in full speed all this time 2 cores are not enough for this kind of job. I need workstation because solaris has 128 bits libs in there the installation will be keep longer but the speed will be marvelous, trust me hehehehe =;-) Success the make did fnish the installation is made firefox succefully added to the desktop environment and i don't need to run ./firefox& anymore is running from every terminal without a problem!? Everything is to have the write lib's nothing missing from the installation and you running with bugs free is too bad the same can't done and to windows. I added the last picture NOTICE I'm from a user account and i did run firefox & if i add more users anyone will be able to run firefox. With nighty 40.0b9i in debian 8.1 can view and the mobile version of this site the last picture i added something i can't do with 38.0.5 i have in windows nice ha? if i finish with the solaris i will format widnows and that's it. =;-)

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