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the new version of firefox ....?
« on: October 17, 2014, 07:38:12 pm »
seems to be making my system very hot, and is using more resources than the previous version. Can someone help me
retrograde back to the previous version and 'hold back' to that version?
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 08:23:05 pm »
I guess Firefox is beginning to live up to its name!  I'm just kidding!!   ;D

PCNetSpec has shown us how to go back to previous editions of Chromium.  There may be to the same for Firefox, but I think you may be the first person who's ever asked to do so!

Let's see if PCNetSpec, or anyone else here, would know how to go back to a previous version of Firefox, and then keep it there.  Remember, iamesperambient, there's IceWeasel too, and VinDSL and I were playing with that browser months ago.  And if I remember correctly, IceWeasel was a few versions behind Firefox, and VinDSL just loved it retro feel of it.

(By the way, IceWeasle is just an unbranded, or re-branded Firefox -- so its really Firefox without the Firefox branding.  And I suspect it would give you what you are looking for right now.)

Just an idea nothing more.  VinDSL showed me how to install IceWeasel once in Peppermint, but I've now forgotten how to do so, but his instructions worked when I followed them.   ;)

This was our discussion concerning Firefox and IceWeasel some time back:

http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,642.msg5364.html#msg5364

I don't know if this link will help or not, or if it is still safe to use, (I would have one of the guys higher up than me look at the commands first to be on the safe side of things, or you can contact Ji m, its original author) but Peppermint 4 is mentioned in its comment area.  The link is somewhat dated:

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/10/install-iceweasel-ppa-ubuntu-1304/
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 04:53:41 am by perknh »
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 09:17:12 am »
thankks i gave it a go and downloaded it, ill  so far it does seem like a slightly older firefox version this should work fine for me.
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 10:03:57 am »
i just ordered a laptop cooling pad as well, hopefully that will bring down the system temp a bit.
sometimes when im watching hulu/netflix it gets up to 90 degrees not often but it can hopefully
this will keep it at a cooler temp.
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 11:35:22 am »
I have cooling pads under both my, and my wife's, computers.  Her computer, a Toshiba C-50 I think, never gets too hot.  But, with my computer, I run Lubuntu* on the internal hard drive, and Peppermint 5 within a USB 3.0 External 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure -- which I set to boot up first.  So, in my situation, the heat pretty much stay within the external case, or enclosure.

The cooling pad is a good idea though.

*Whatever I run internally is always subject to change.  I like to have one drive for playing with different Linux distributions. But, for me, Peppermint still works the best of any I know, and I'm completely at home here within this forum.
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 05:43:17 am »
Before downgrading Firefox, can you post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 08:33:50 am »
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 12:26:07 pm »
OK, 2 more questions, then we're ready to rip...

What's the output from:
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uname -aand
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dpkg -l | grep firefox
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 11:00:12 pm »
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 04:23:47 am »
Downgrade Firefox to version 32 en-us (32bit)...

We're NOT going to remove the installed version (or stop it updating), we're just going to install the older version in /opt and create a symlink earlier in the system $PATH so it's the version loaded whenever you fire up "firefox"

First with Firefox CLOSED, let's create a backup of your .mozilla directory .. Open a terminal and run:
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tar zcvf mozilla-backup.tar.gz .mozillaNow run the following commands in sequence .. change directory to /opt:
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cd /optdownload the firefox 32 archive:
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sudo wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/32.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-32.0.tar.bz2unpack the archive:
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sudo tar xjvf firefox-32.0.tar.bz2delete the archive:
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sudo rm -v firefox-32.0.tar.bz2now create the new symlink:
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sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/sbin/firefoxNow if you have any open instances of Firefox, close them all .. and reopen Firefox .. and check the version.



To remove .. CLOSE firefox, then run these commands in sequence
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cd /usr/local/sbinthen:
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sudo rm -v firefoxthen:
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cd /optthen:
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sudo rm -rv firefox
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 09:16:40 am »
thanks ill let you know if it works a little better. can you explain what you think the problem was?
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Re: the new version of firefox ....?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2014, 09:58:13 am »
so far so good. especially with netflix desktop running  it seems to run smoother. I found on my system netflix desktop runs better and doesn't freeze up
i found native netflix in chrome seems to freeze up like a mofo and also seems to get the system temps up to like 80 c in a matter of 5 mins.
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