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Old 04-07-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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500 internal service error in Firefox


I am using SuSe 10.0. I am browsing with Firefox have loaded plugins and had every thing working; until now when a go to watch a music video @ say yahoo.com music I get a 500 internal service error message.

I am not sure how to correct it! Went into preference and unchecked pop up blocker and that didn't work. Not sure how to correct it or where to start. Still newb!
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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The 500 internal server error is a message produced by the server, not by your client. In other words, it has nothing to do with your system.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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I tested it on my xp IE and it works. Is it an issue with Linux? Do these usually get resolved by the server (Yahoo)? What has been your experience if any? Thanks
 
Old 04-07-2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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I can't imagine a 500 ISE dependent upon browser unless the server is doing server-side processing based on the browser being used. This is a bug with the website in question, and not your browser or operating system.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 11:23 PM   #5
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I tested it on my xp IE and it works. Is it an issue with Linux?
There are websites that work with IE - IE only - and nothing but IE. This is not because of problems in Firefox or any other non-IE browser. This is a problem in the code run on the webserver, written by some fool, who thinks IE is the only web browser. I have never seen this type of myoptic programming cause a 500 error. Usually the website just doesn't work quite right.

But I could certainly write code and deploy it on a webserver to force this 500 error if I were an idiot or malicious Firefox-hating programmer. A CGI script that checks what the connecting browser is, outputs part of the required headers, then exits abruptly would do it. This would cause the server to log a "Premature end of script headers" error, and your browser would see a 500 error.

My guess is that this malicious Firefox-hating programmer bit is not what's really happening, and you've just stumbled into an accidental bug on the website.

You could try setting Firefox to lie to the website and tell it it's IE that's connecting rather than Firefox.You start out by typing "about:config" into Firefox's address bar. Then right-click down in the area where webpages normally display. A popup menu will appear. Choose "New", then "String". It will then say "Enter the preference name:" Type "general.useragent.override" and hit ENTER. Next it will prompt you for the value. Enter "MSIE 6.0" and hit ENTER. Now go back to the problem website and see if it works for you. If you later decide you don't like this override, go back to about:config, right-click on the setting you added, and then choose "Reset" from the popup menu. The setting will remain displayed, but it's value "MSIE 6.0" will be gone so in effect the setting is nullified.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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I will give it a try today Thanks for your help Haertig. It is strange because it worked somtimes. I thought the additional programs I added may have caused something to become unlinked.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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Haertig

Tried your option, didn't make a difference on music video, I can play movie trailers on the site in mplayer, but I still get 500 internal service error message on music video. I can't watch music video's on any major site. What plugin would play music video's? Realplayer? I think I have Realplayer 10 installed. Not sure whats up. Try Yahoo music video and see if you have any luck, maybe I don't have something right, like I said it was working a few days ago. Not going to get my kids convinced to use it if they can't watch music videos!
 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #8
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Try Yahoo music video and see if you have any luck
I went there, saw the same thing you're seeing (I assume). Their help page goes on about how you have to sign up for an account before this "Launch" music video thing will work. The last thing I want to do is give any of my personal info to Yahoo. So I'm afraid I can't come up with any more suggestions - being I'm unwilling to setup a Yahoo account - and that would be the next step I'd try for debugging. Sorry.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:05 AM   #9
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I did sign up and get the same error message anyway. Are there any sights to watch music video's where I wouldn't have issues?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 10:11 AM   #10
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Is my issue due to needing a VLZ player which from my reading does'nt exsist for SuSe 10.0. Not sure if that is my issue, doesn't sound like it would be fixed in 10.1 from what I am reading.
 
  


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