Speed up Firefox 3 on the eee pc 900

I’ve installed EEE Ubuntu on my eee pc. The default xandros install is not active enough or up to date. It was a constant battle to get new libs ad apps on xandros.

I noticed that FF3 runs slow as a 3 legged asthmatic dog and just found the solution. The 900 has two drives: a fast 4GB system drive and slower 16GB drive. Since my home ~ folder was on the slow 16GB drive all my FF data was being written slowly. The solution is to move ~/.mozilla to the fast 4Gb system drive. This is modified from the solution (assumes your login is “username”which means your group is also “username”):

sudo mkdir /usr/share/username

sudo chown :username /usr/share/username

sudo chmod g+w /usr/share/username

mv ~/.mozilla /usr/share/username/

ln -s /usr/share/username/.mozilla/ ~

Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “Speed up Firefox 3 on the eee pc 900”

  1. matt says:

    Cool – thanks for this 🙂 just one slight amendment:

    ln -s /usr/share/username/.mozilla ~

    should be:

    ln -s /usr/share/username/.mozilla/ ~

    🙂

  2. steve says:

    thanks matt. I’ve corrected the post to include the trailing /

Leave a Reply