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John..Browser Firefox offline

by phil66 / June 22, 2008 11:16 AM PDT

I have downloaded Firefox 3 to Linux Ubuntu Gutsy and when I open the browser I am offline

Unchecking the offline box brings it back online until I close and reopen

Checked about:config and found the following

"browser.offline userset boolean false"

Is this the proper configuration or should it be "true"

What do I need to reset so as to stay on line all the time


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Seems to be a known bug...
by John.Wilkinson / June 23, 2008 1:45 PM PDT

I don't use Ubuntu all that often, but have heard chatter that it's a known issue with the network manager. (New since Firefox 2 didn't rely on it for online/offline status report.) The recommended workaround seems to be to run gksudo gedit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/NetworkManager.conf through the terminal and change <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"/> to <deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"/>

Hope this helps,

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Seems to be a known bug...
by phil66 / June 24, 2008 1:22 AM PDT

Thanks for the reply

dbus-1/system.d/networkmanager.conf has multiple entries in the file pertaining to send_interface="org.freedesktop.networkmanager"/

user="root"... set to allow
user="haldeamon"... set to allow
console="true"... set to allow
context="default"... set to deny

As I was not able to find the workaround do you know if all entries should be set to deny.

I have spent quite a bit of time configuring this distro to my liking and hate to screw it up.

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Problem resolved
by phil66 / June 24, 2008 11:56 AM PDT


Thanks for the help

After numerous hours searching launchpad bugs reports
I found a thread stating to remove network-manager
As I am on dial-up this did not effect my login or connection to the internet

The offline problem now resolved and all is working as should be

There are many solutions but this one fit my needs

Thanks again for the help


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Good to hear...
by John.Wilkinson / June 24, 2008 1:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Problem resolved

Too bad it took removing NM in its entirety, but I guess dial-up does have its perks. Wink

Take care.

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