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Date:      Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:04:26 +0000
From:      B J <va6bmj@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Problems With Running Firefox Under Xfce
Message-ID:  <CAP7QzkPbc9jQWLLf8iGSUx1A76_fh1yNiS3biZebgGkrFAnVBg@mail.gmail.com>

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I've got the current version of Xfce installed on an older HP laptop.
Unfortunately, the latest version of Firefox is proving to be a major
headache.

Ever since the "new and improved" FF was introduced, I've been
unimpressed with its performance.  Tabs often crash, if they even load
at all.  On top of that, every time I open a new tab or window, I end
up with several FF processes running simultaneously.

The final straw came this morning when I had problems with accessing
the Internet.  The cause, it seemed, was a router on its last legs.  I
obtained a Cisco DPC3825 modem/router from the Internet service and
I've been having a terrible time with it.

It seems that the Internet service has been dropping out about every
hour or so today, which isn't entirely surprising.  We've been having
some spring weather for the past few days and it seems that each year
at this time, the Internet service becomes wobbly.  (That also happens
whenever there's a major downpour during the summer.)

Whenever that happened, I switch off the power to the modem/router,
let it set for a minute or so, and then switch it on again.  It often
takes several minutes for access to be restored.  The only problem is
that my laptop can't make a connection while my older iMac can.

I've run bsdconfig each time and it appears that the network interface
is enabled, but that doesn't help with the laptop.  It seems that the
only way I can restore access is to reboot the machine and that is
rather a nuisance.  When I had a separate modem and router, that never
happened.

Does anyone have any suggestions to resolve this?  Thank you.

B. M. Jatzeck



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