We may need to start a netbook section on the forums! I have an eee pc 900 with 2Gig RAM and the 4G SSD with a 8G SDHC set up as /home. I installed Mint on this machine recently and like it a lot. I'm not sure if anyone else is having problems with Firefox freezing or hanging. Occasionally Firefox would just hang and not load a page, even going gray while "something" was going on under the radar. This happens in both the 3.0.XX version AND the 3.5 Shiretoko versions. I found an interesting tweak at roytanck.com. See below. This tweak fixed the hang issue for me!!!
http://www.roytanck.com/2009/04/05/more ... ed-tweaks/
From the article:
"My Eee-PC 901 has two SSD drives. The first is pretty fast, but the second, larger one is slow as hell. I have my home folder on the second drive because that gives me a lot more space. But since Firefox writes its cache into the home folder, this can cause really irritating freezes during page loading. Here are a few settings that seem to fix this.
1. Open a new tab and type about:config into the address bar.
2. Right-click anywhere in the lower part of the screen and choose new->integer.
3. Name the new setting ‘toolkit.storage.synchronous’
4. In the second popup, set the value to 0 (zero). This tells the browser not to wait while writing files.
5. Create a new string called ‘browser.cache.disk.parent_directory’
6. Set its value to ‘/dev/shm/firefox-yourusername’. This tells the browser to use a RAM disk instead of the SSD.
I’m pretty sure the first setting (toolkit.storage.synchronous) improves things under any operating system, if the cache folder is on a slow drive. The second is probably specific to Linux (if not Ubuntu). Diverting the cache to RAM also means the cached files won’t be saved when you shut the computer down (which means they’ll have to be downloaded again if you visit the same page), but that seems like a small price to pay."