On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 12:45 +0100, Frank Shute wrote: > On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 07:24:34PM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote: > > > > On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 11:41 +0330, Bahman M. wrote: > > > Byung-Hee HWANG wrote: > > > > Just been wondering about this for long weeks. I have some complain > > > > Thudnerbird's the speed when it start up on FreeBSD. Its speed is very > > > > slow. While thunderbird start up, I go to brew coffee. Aside from that, > > > > Thunderbird is the best MUA, indeed. > > > > > > > > FYI, this is my information: > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> uname -v > > > > FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p7 #1: Wed Aug 22 08:47:36 KST 2007 > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> pkg_info | grep thunderbird > > > > thunderbird-18.104.22.168_1 Mozilla Thunderbird is standalone mail [...] > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~> > > > > > > > > I _really_ want to share opinions about this topic (Thunderbird's start > > > > up speed) with you FreeBSD users. > > > > > > > > What do you think of? > > > > > > Does the problem occur only at startup? What's the size of > > > Thunderbird's image in memory? I'd read somewhere that to speed up > > > things, Thunderbird keeps emails in memory; however I'm not sure if it > > > applies to 1.5.0. > > > > > I just use default setting, so I don't know my Thunderbird's memory in > > detail. However, I took a top(1)'s screenshot while thunderbird is > > active. Here is the screenshot: > > > > http://izb.knu.ac.kr/~bh/stuff/20070924-tb-ss.png [image/png 223k] > > > > Your machine needs more memory. Thunderbird will be hitting swap on > start up, which is why it's slow. > > If you can't add more memory for some reason, then you'll have to run > lighter weight programs. > > Even just doubling your memory to 512MB would be an improvement but > I'd recommend 1GB. I have 3GB and my machine never hits swap. > I agree, thanks a lot!
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