Firefox takes forever to open up sites or to download.

Asked by bolobill on 2012-11-02

I have had several ongoing problems with the latest version of Ubuntu. None have been too annoying, but I am now going to try and solve them, one-by-one.

When I am online (Firefox) it takes forever to open up sites or to download. Is there anything here or that I can install that will allow me to clean up the computer occasionally?

Thank you.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#1

Please tell the release of Ubuntu you are using and some more about your pc specs...

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#2

To clean your pc install and use bleachbit

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

Can you please give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy firefox

Have you also tried other browsers?

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bolobill (bolobill) said :
#4

I apologize, but I am not really a computer guy. I know that I have a terabyte on my hard drive, I believe that I have 4 gigabytes of Ram. I have the latest version of Ubuntu and Firefox has been updated continuously, so it should be the latest version.

What is bleachbit?

Also, I have found somethings calledA:

Computer Janitor
Avast!
xdiagnose

What are these, and would they be helpful to run?

Thank you.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

Can you give the output of my command please.
Can you try other browsers please.

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bolobill (bolobill) said :
#6

I have the same problem with Opera

I am not sure what you mean by "output of my command"

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#7

Copy the command I gave in #3 and run it in a terminal, copy the output and paste here as an update.

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