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Old 05-23-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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firefox 2.0 "save as box" problem on Slackware Current


Has anyone else had any problems with firefox 2.0 on slackware-current?

When I try to download a file in Firefox, I right click with my mouse to bring up the options, left click on save as, and then the normal "Save As" box shows up on the screen. The problem is that when the "Save As" box pops up it just goes crazy like it in some kind of loop flashing two size boxes and the only to way get out of it is to exit "X" and restart.

If anyone can point me in the right direction on this I would appreciate it.

I'm not sure where to start looking for this.

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Old 05-24-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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Have you tried reinstalling Firefox? Are you using the Slackware package, or did you get this from the Firefox site?

That is definitely a new one there, and I don't think you are going to find that Slackware itself is to blame here. We would certainly have been hearing about this before if it was in issue in -current.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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Delete the downloads.rdf file in your Firefox profile (when it's not running),
That'll probably do the trick.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks you for answering.

So far I've tried a reinstall of firefox and it is a slackware package.

I also tried deleting the downloads.rdf file but that didn't help.

To fix the two size boxes from flashing which is just temporary until I figure this out, I just simply clicked on the "browse for other folders" tab which expanded the box to show other options. I've been using firefox for long time and it has always been rock solid just like slackware. I feel sure it's got something to do with me or the way I upgrade to current although I though I did everything correctly.

If either of you have any idea's let me know. I'll keep a eye on this post just in case someone else has a idea or two.

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:59 AM   #5
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Make sure Firefox is closed, type firefox -profilemanager in a terminal and create a new profile (and start FF).
Still the same issue?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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adriv
You were correct, that fixed the problem for me.

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks,

For some reason just deleting the file in a console didn't fix it, but if i exited firefox, used the profilemanager to delete the file, and restarted firefox it worked.


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