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Old 09-30-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Firefox Won't Open Wireless Network Connection and Connection Times out too Quickly


I just installed Linux Mint. I have found Firefox to be very problematic in connecting.

When I click on Firefox, it pops up a blank screen which says "connecting", but just sits there and does nothing. It will not work unless I first manually go to the wireless Icon in the tray and click on my network, which will then pop up a box that will say "connection established".

It would appear that this is an unnecessary extra step and that the network / Internet connection, when it is established, times out very quickly. If I click on Firefox again; even in less than 5 minutes, I have to do it all over again.

I would like to know:

a} how the extra step can be avoided by having the Internet connection initiate automatically when I start Firefox, instead of having to manually turn it on.

b} if there is a way to control the length of the timing out period of the live Internet connection, once established, so it's not constantly turning off.

Thanks, Gary
 
Old 09-30-2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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Auto Start Up an Application

In Windows, you can place a program shortcut in a startup folder for running a program automatically when the system starts. In Linux Mint, you can do the same in this way:

Auto Start Up ApplicationsGo To Menu > Preferences > Startup Applications
Click the "Add" button. (Note: in Linux Mint 17.2, you can then choose an application right away, or continue the steps below after selecting Custom Command)
Name a program.
Click the "Browse" button and navigate to File System > usr > bin, where programs are usually installed.
Select a program, click the "Open" button followed by the "Add" button.

The above program will then be listed in additional startup programs. Check if the program runs automatically by logging out and back to the system.
From Here

Also. So members can see what you are running.

Code:
inxi -F
is installed in mint linux and can be typed in terminal and hit the enter key. Copy and paste readout in your next reply using the code tags < copy and pasted in between the ][ > in the advanced reply box. It is the hash tag symbol on the toolbar.

Last edited by rokytnji; 09-30-2017 at 03:00 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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baywalk,
firefox is not responsible for creating an internet connection.

the first part of your problem can be remedied by getting into your network managers settings and check a box somewhere that says "automatically connect"

however, you say you are experiencing connection loss. that's more tricky. much more tricky.
we need to know about the hardware and software used.
please start by opening a terminal, maximizing it, and enter the following command:

Code:
lspci -k
then copy the entire terminal window content, and paste it here, between code tags.
 
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You can also type

Code:
firefox
in terminal to launch a firefox session. Then read over what mistakes are occuring.
 
  


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