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Old 04-23-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
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firefox doesnt save any settings

strange problem with firefox -- none of the extensions, themes, or toolbar customizations get saved. on restarting they just dont exist, i'm back to the initial start settings. bookmarks, however, work. perhaps its a mandrake issue? -- it worked fine on windows and fedora core.

cant seem to find an explanation for this anywhere... any pointers?
Old 04-23-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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Since firefox, like practically any other program, saves its settings in your home folder, maybe the problem is there. Check to make sure that there's a .mozilla folder there. In that folder is a subfolder called firefox that contains all of your settings and such. Make sure this folder and any subfolders are writable. If that checks out okay, run firefox in a terminal and post any output you get.
Old 04-24-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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the /.mozilla/firefox folder exists, contains all the settings, and is writable

at the terminal --
if i type 'firefox' from my home directory or the firefox directory i get
bash: firefox: command not found

if i type ./firefox or sh firefox the browser window opens up but its the same thing as before. there are no messages in the terminal
Old 04-24-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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I had that problem before don't know what causes it I ended up reinstalling delete .mozilla it will make a new one.


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