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Old 08-08-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox not working


I have downloaded version 1.0.2 of firefox browser. Installs fine but won't connect to internet. I've tried two different sources for the download and still doesn't work.

Anybody have any thoughts or know a location to get a good download that may work better?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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isn't 1.0.6 out? i'd get that one, directly from mozilla.org.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:04 AM   #3
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are you installing using RPMs or what

here is the rpm for 1.04
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

download to a folder
file is about 5 megs
add that folder using the media manager in mcc
install rpm as usual
if you need it
you can get java rpms from here too
any questions - just ask

floppy
 
Old 08-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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okay, i downloaded from this site and installed per your suggestion. in the end i keep getting the same problem. it installs, but won't connect to any urls. tried on two computers. urrrrrrgggh.

by the way mozilla 1.7.2 works without problems - but i'm basically not so hot on that browser, although it at least works.

i'm using mandrake 10.1 with 2.6.8.1-12 kernel.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by intels_ss
okay, i downloaded from this site and installed per your suggestion. in the end i keep getting the same problem. it installs, but won't connect to any urls. tried on two computers. urrrrrrgggh.

by the way mozilla 1.7.2 works without problems - but i'm basically not so hot on that browser, although it at least works.

i'm using mandrake 10.1 with 2.6.8.1-12 kernel.
you installed the rpm, or the firefox-installer from the mozilla site? did you remove any old firefoxes before installing the new one?

start firefox from the console and see if it gives any errors. you could also try installing ff to a different location than wherever it's going now, to make sure nothing's screwing it up in the default location. e.g., use the installer and install to /opt/firefox. then start it from the command line with /opt/firefox/firefox and see what errors you get (or hopefully not).
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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OK OK we're getting closer
so Mozilla works, and you can surf alright with it .... right ??
that means we can rule out
hardware problems, proxy and ISP issues
it basically comes down to
* either the firefox package you are installing
* or the way you are trying to install it

now you need to tells us EXACTLY what you are doing
with regards to
what package, where did you get it, what version
how did you download it, RPM or Tar.gz,
where did you download it to ...
did you download while in Mandrake or windows
( windows has been known to corrupt linux files, when I try to download a rpm in windows - real player wants to play it )
how did you install it
did it set-up OK
does it install OK but no web access
is there a firewall in the way preventing firefox from web access that you need to alter
Is there a proxy you need to tell firefox about

floppy
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:06 PM   #7
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i went to the link that was suggested a few steps back in this thread. i used mozilla (in linux) to navigate to that site. clicked on a link to an rpm file, and then saved it as file to a folder within my home directory.

i then tried to install it two different ways: 1) using the install method within kde, and 2). using urpmi -i {name_of_rpm}. oh, i opened as terminal and became su first.

in both instances, the install seemed to go fine (ie no error messages). at this point i just tried to open the application and i immediately get a message that says it can't connect to the internet. as far as proxies, don't think so. re: firewall - there is a firewall present on our internet access although i can't control it. not sure why firewall would allow mozilla to work, but not firefox though -- then again what do i know?

hummm, i'm using a static ip address, gateway, etc too. what else.....i'm using a fractional T1 line. not sure what i could toss out right now to help troubleshoot. could it be conflicting with mozilla, nah surely not.

muchas gracias.x
 
Old 08-11-2005, 06:27 AM   #8
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so can you use firefox to view your files ?
what we need to establish if you have installed it, is ...
Is it working at all ?
so can you navigate your way to your home folder
and view files there in the same way that konqueror
does

if it is working
then we need to take the next step of finding out why
it won't connect to the net

floppy
 
Old 08-16-2005, 10:07 AM   #9
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finally back in office and able to check.

yes, it does allow me to browse files similar to konqueror but just doesn't want to go out on web.

btw, thanks for the continued replies and help at working this out.

much appreciated.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 06:41 PM   #10
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OK so you downloaded OK
saved in the right place OK
Installed OK
and it at least works
cos you can see internal files

so I would say
probably Firefox is working and your problem
possibly lies in your firewall
or some programme which is preventing FF
from reaching the web

For example I'm currently using "Tiny" firewall on win98
with Mozilla and Firefox
Tiny wont let any app use the web without my permission first
I can allow / disallow it permanently
or allow it on a case by case basis
even when I uninstall and upgrade FF
Tiny still wants to know if the new FF is OK

Do you have a setup like this
floppy
 
Old 08-16-2005, 07:13 PM   #11
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no, nothing like that. it's all quite odd. is there a firewall internal to the mandrake system that i'm unaware of? could it be conflicting with mozilla or konqueror ?

most other folks in the office are using MS windows OS and IE or netscape for browsers and there is no problem. there are a few mac users too, they have no problem either, so it doesn't seem likely that it would be our internet access but rather something with FF and mandrake perhaps ?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:24 PM   #12
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Dont know if this is relevent in your case but have a look at how FF connects to internet
Edit, Preferences, General, Connection Settings.

Mine is set to direct connection to internet

Good luck

Seán
 
Old 08-19-2005, 05:22 AM   #13
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After installing Firefox you should run it as root the first time. This _might_ be causing your problem.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 11:22 AM   #14
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Possible solution:

in firefox go to: Edit > Preferences
Resize the Preferences dialog box to be able to see the Connection Setting button in General tab (just in case you don't see it).
Now Select Manual proxy configuration. type in the your proxy address WITHOUT the http:// (example: proxy.sever.com is correct but http://proxy.server.com is not correct) and remember to but the port number in the port field.

This might solve the problem.

Last edited by golden_warrior; 09-08-2005 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:55 AM   #15
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I'm in almost this same boat, although I am not using the same distro. I am using Linspire, but I installed Firefox like you did. Installed fine, no errors. Launches fine, no errors. It will even let me connect to the internet and see the linspire site. I know it's not a cached version because I can go to pages at the site I've never been to before. But I can't get to any other sites. The status says connecting, then it times out. Could this be a DNS issue? Why would it let me see all my local files and the Linspire.com site (and the mp3tunes.com sitte too, which is owned by the same guy that owns linspire).
HELP!!
 
  


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