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Old 09-22-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Firefox 1.0PR loses my settings on a restart

I have gotten firefox 1.0PR via gentoo portage. However,while I can change personal settings successfully (not to show the "firefox has blocked a popup message", config for my gmail notifier extension etc.), if I close and open it again then it reverts to the default settings. Why could this be?

EDIT: If I open edit -> preferences, change something and exit, I get a messagebox: "Failed to save the preferences file. Any preference changes will be lost at the end of this session." - How can I get a better error message? It doesn't appear on the console if I start firefox from it. I thought I'd left the 'not enough information' errors behind with windows...

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Old 09-22-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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what are the permissions of your .firefox directory? Does it exist?
Old 09-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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To answer your question:
drigz@ayro ~ $ ls -la .firefox
ls: .firefox: No such file or directory
drigz@ayro ~ $ ls -la .mozilla
total 7
drwxr-xr-x   3 drigz users   96 Sep 15 17:54 .
drwxr-xr-x  38 drigz users 1448 Sep 22 19:09 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 drigz users  335 Sep 15 17:54 appreg
drwxr-xr-x   3 drigz users  144 Sep 19 19:24 firefox
Old 09-23-2004, 01:01 PM   #4
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I really can't figure out what is causing this... anyone know of any firefox error log files?
Old 04-30-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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Did you ever figure this out? I've got the same issue.

Firefox won't remember any settings or bookmarks. Thunderbird is fine.

[tristan@mybox tristan]$ ls -la .firefox
ls: .firefox: No such file or directory

[tristan@mybox tristan]$ ls -la .mozilla
total 28
drwxrwxr-x   4 tristan tristan 4096 Apr 25 18:21 ./
drwxr-xr-x  34 tristan tristan 4096 Apr 30 17:23 ../
-rw-rw-r--   1 tristan tristan  335 Apr 25 11:29 appreg
drwxrwxr-x   3 tristan tristan 4096 Apr 25 11:29 firefox/
-rw-rw-r--   1 tristan tristan 6919 Apr 26 19:46 mozver.dat
drwxr-xr-x   2 tristan tristan 4096 Apr 25 18:21 plugins/


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