speeding up firefox under linux

According to this site i just speeded up my firefox by disabling IPv6. It has a recognizeable effect, but i’m still a littlebit disappointed with the slow (gtk?) opening of new tabs and windows… A 2×2,9 ghz intel dualcore 4gb should do better…

Ubuntu torrents lost after transmission update

I just updated ubuntu from hardy heron to intrepid ipex. I experienced a loss of all torrents of transmission because of its update from 1.06 to 1.34. To finish active torrents

  1. Remove the current transmission (but NOT “completely”) (Synaptic)
  2. Uncheck all repositories (Synaptic)
  3. Download the following hardy version from http://packages.ubuntu.com
    • transmission
    • transmission-common
    • transmission-cli
    • transmission-gtk
  4. Install them (they will complain about the wrong order)
  5. Lock the version (Synaptic)
  6. Check all previous repositories

When you completed all active downloads just unlock transmission with synaptics and update.