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Old 12-04-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Cannot follow certain links in browser.


hi forum,

I am running debian squeeze/sid with an 2.6.30-2-amd64 kernel.

I have problems to follow certain kinds of links in my browser. Everything worked well until I for several weeks ago had to remove quite some packages in order to be able to upgrade them. I had no problem then, but the last time I am more and more aware of recurring problems with certain sites.

I don't know if the problems are related to java or javascript or firewall and I don't know where the log files are that I should have a look at. I hope you can guide me.

For example, if I go to http://www.9292ov.nl (a route planner) and I click in the blue tab on the button 'Geef reisadvies' or on one of the radiobuttons 'treinstation' or 'adres', the browser is busy very long saying 'loading ...' . In the end I get a failure screen (page load error
Connection Interrupted
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.)

I'm experiencing this in iceweasel (3.0.14), but in epiphany too. But not in windows xp in virtualbox. So it is not my modem, but what is? I don't know what the browser should be doing.

I would be grateful with any insight!

Regards, Ruud
 
Old 12-04-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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Java Script

The button pops up a java script window.
Check if you have java runtime environment.
Check in browser properties/preferences whether java and javascript are enabled.
 
Old 12-05-2009, 05:04 AM   #3
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hi wifi,

thanks for your help.

> The button pops up a java script window.

I was afraid it had something to do with javascript. Though it doesn't pop a new window, but replaces the content in the current window.

> Check if you have java runtime environment.

I have installed all possible java packages one can think of. I remember I had deinstalled one of them some weeks ago though, but I reinstalled it. I can run java from the command line, but I have not the faintest idea if the browser is able to run java or how I can check that.


Yesterday I found out that
- the problem occurs in two types of browsers (iceweasel, epiphany)
- the problem does not occur in windows running in a virtualbox (using IE)
- the problem does occur in debian running in another virtualbox.


> Check in browser properties/preferences whether java and javascript are enabled.

Yes, javascript and java are enabled. Didn't check that for epiphany, but in my primary browser, icewease, it is enabled.

I would like to provide more information to you forum members, but I frankly don't know what would be needed....

regards, Ruud
 
Old 12-06-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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Cookie Problem

Try going to your browser's cookie manager and clear all cookies for:
9292ov.nl
 
Old 12-08-2009, 04:43 AM   #5
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hi Fanatux,

it is not that either. I have cleared everything before. The point is that the mentioned site is just one of the many examples. But they have in common that the browser hangs after I click on a button that does some javascript (but not all of them).

I suspect it is something with the packages on my computer. But before I reinstall the whole mess, I rather find out what is causing this problem.....

In the meantime I am comparing the packages on my computer with a similar one. Without result up till now :-(
Regards, Ruud
 
Old 12-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Not the browser

I'm pretty sure it's not the browser.
I disabled just about everything, and I could still load the page and navigate. The english translation of the site doesn't work, but the netherland works fine.
If someone is running sid and reading this reply, they should be able to help you with the internet settings. That is likely the problem. I haven't run debian since lenny went stable.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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Remember that JAVA is not JAVASCRIPT -- the only thing they have in common is the letters "J A V A" so checking your JAVA installation should have no impact either way on Javascript, if Javascript is indeed the problem.

I tried the site in Firefox 3.x on Slackware 13, and it worked fine when I allowed Javascript from that domain. No popup windows, just like the OP says, the content reloads when clicking any of the mentioned buttons.

I'd speculate that the problem for the OP has got something to do with the Javascript settings within the browser(s) themselves..

Sorry I can't really guess at exactly *what* settings might need adjustment, but just wanted to give a "reference sample" saying that the page does work as expected for *somebody*..

Sasha
 
  


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