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Old 06-06-2021, 10:10 AM   #1
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Geolocation


Running Slackware current. Geolocation doesn't work in Falkon or Firefox. Using cinnamon desktop built from slackbuild. Tried using gsettings to set it but it still doesn't work. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-06-2021, 10:48 AM   #2
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sorry, which kind of geolocation do you expect to work?
can you please make some examples?
 
Old 06-06-2021, 10:59 AM   #3
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Geolocation

Trying to watch locast.org. It's a free streaming service that shows a schedule by your location. If I download firefox and run it from a folder geolocation works. Does this help at all?

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Old 06-06-2021, 11:13 AM   #4
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I don't think it's that: when you load locast.org it should ask you for permission to access your position and if you grant that permission it should work fine.
does it ask you for that permission?
 
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It does ask. I click allow and remember my choice. Locast says I denied the request. Checked Settings->Privacy & Security->Permissions and locast.org is allowed in Location.
 
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I'm able to reproduce this with firefox-89.0 in current but not with a custom-built version of firefox (just a version bump to 90.0b2, the script is the same) so maybe it's a temporary problem depending on how it was built but it could probably go away at the next upgrade...
 
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Ok. Thank you.
 
Old 06-08-2021, 02:55 AM   #8
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It does ask. I click allow and remember my choice. Locast says I denied the request. Checked Settings->Privacy & Security->Permissions and locast.org is allowed in Location.
The site most likely has a Geo IP database and your IP isn't registered as being within the US.
 
Old 06-08-2021, 04:24 AM   #9
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Hi,

You could also check

about:config

geo.enable : false / true

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Old 06-08-2021, 05:29 AM   #10
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I don't know why but there is a difference between the built-in firefox & Firefox Nightly (binaries from mozilla website)

With built-in one, geoloc doesn't seem to work
While it works with nightly

nb: the first screenshot is the error message from openstreetmap with built-in firefox 89 (and it's the same with google maps, yandex maps, etc ...)
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:35 AM   #11
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And,
It works fine with firefox 89 (binaries from mozilla) ...
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:31 AM   #12
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Google and/or Mozilla Localtion Service Keys are missing

Firefox 89 ship with slackware : screenshot 1 (142700)
Firefox 89 from mozilla.org : screenshot 2 (142804)
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