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SOLVED - Firefox 9.01 just about Unusable 
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 SOLVED - Firefox 9.01 just about Unusable
I updated Firefox from 4.01 to 9.01 by mistake!!! My bad. Wasn't concentrating when update was offered among some others! :mad:

My internet connection is via 2g (edge) and is somewhat slow.

The problem is that any website that contains links to youtube etc.. causes firefox to hang for a considerable amount of time, anywhere between 30seconds to 10 minutes or more before displaying the video content.

I want to downgrade back to 4.01, can anyone tell me how to do that? It does not appear in the repositories anymore.
Or alternatively what can be done , if anything to circumvent whatever is causing the hang? :bawling:

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Post Re: Firefox 9.01 just about Unusable
As you found out Firefox 4.0.1 isn't in the repos anymore.

If you really want to go back to that version there's a couple ways.

You could download the 64bit tarball version from here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/relea ... _64/en-US/

If you want Warren's debian packaged version, you could boot either the 11.0.00 or 11.0.09 LiveDVD using the aufs option, install dpkg-repack and use it to repack the 4.0.1 version of firefox. Then boot back into your M11 install and use dpkg or gdebi to install the repacked firefox package you created while running from LiveDVD.


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Would it work for you to click Edit > Preferences > Applications, and change the appropriate video formats (e.g., Flash Video Format) to "Always ask"?

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Try the Flashblock plug in. No more time waiting for flash to load and no more annoying flash ads.


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Thanks for the VERY useful tips.

I downloaded the 4.01 for just in case.

I now know how to get a pkg off of the LiveCD

and the Flashblock works well except I need to test it with DownloadHelper.

However - I think I solved the problem just by removing 9.01 in Synaptic and then re-installing it!

Now Firefox is very responsive compared to what it was, I guess there was some sort of a corruption that stopped it working properly with Flash stuff.

BIG thanks to you all.

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MikeW wrote:

However - I think I solved the problem just by removing 9.01 in Synaptic and then re-installing it!



It happens. Just last night I did a new bare metal install of M11 on my laptop. Fx wouldn't launch -- got the bouncing cursor, then it died. Rebooted a time or two with no change, then shut it down completely. It worked fine on the next boot.

<shrug>

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A cold boot can help a lot sometimes.

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MikeW wrote:
...and the Flashblock works well except I need to test it with DownloadHelper....


Those are the only 2 add ons I use. Just remember to activate the flash file (by clicking on the Flashblock icon) before starting DownloadHelper.


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