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Old 05-09-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox


I'm running ubuntu 9.04 (awesome so far)and I'm using Mozilla Firefox (updated version when I installed ubuntu) web browser. I tried to log in to this web site (linuxquestions.org) and when I put in my PW (the correct one) and hit enter it simply erased the PW and did not log in. What am I missing??

thanks in advance for your help,
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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erasing the pw is normal,not logging in maybe due to a network problem.....
 
Old 05-09-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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erasing the pw is normal,not logging in maybe due to a network problem.....
I can log in no problem in windows, also using Mozilla Firefox. Something else, I tried to bookmark LinuxQuestions.org, and that won't work. I tried to do a search from the searchbar on the toolbar, and it won't work. Also, it won't let me change the startup page to my home page. Does any of this make sense??
thanks again,
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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go to you home directory /home/urname show hidden files then delete .mozilla folder and then try again maybe where is a problem in the firefox configuration
 
Old 05-09-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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go to you home directory /home/urname show hidden files then delete .mozilla folder and then try again maybe where is a problem in the firefox configuration
I'll try that next, thanks. I have both winxp and ubundu on my pc with a dual boot. That's how I'm getting to this forum, having to jump back and forth. Hope this works.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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Besides cheking the tipical thing (caps lock), I'd try another browser as well. There are lots. If it works then you know it's a problem with firefox, if it doesn't then it's elsewhere.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 12:03 AM   #7
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go to you home directory /home/urname show hidden files then delete .mozilla folder and then try again maybe where is a problem in the firefox configuration
thank you for your reply. I'm very much a newbie and i'm ashamed to say i have no idea how to do what you suggested. i don't know how to get to my home directory and i know nothing about linux cmds. could you please guide me through, like step one, step two, etc.

thanks again.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 12:09 AM   #8
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thank you for your reply. I'm very much a newbie and i'm ashamed to say i have no idea how to do what you suggested. i don't know how to get to my home directory and i know nothing about linux cmds. could you please guide me through, like step one, step two, etc.

thanks again.
To delete the firefox config files as wanas said you need to do this.
  • you need to open a terminal emulator, it will be somewhere in your menu probably as terminal, gnome-terminal, xterm or something similar, the icon should be a small black screen or something like that
  • write "cd ~" and press enter
  • write "mv .mozilla mozilla.back" and press enter

If some of this commands gives an error, please, stop, triple check that you wrote it the right way, and ask here if in doubt.

After running all of these close the terminal and launch firefox again. It should start with the default config, which is what wanas suggested. Whether it will help with your problem or not is another question, but it's worth a try I guess.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 12:26 AM   #9
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go to you home directory /home/urname show hidden files then delete .mozilla folder and then try again maybe where is a problem in the firefox configuration
got it done. thanks so much for your help.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:41 AM   #10
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Did it help with your problem about the password at all?
 
  


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