Why is Firefox such a beast?? -- New trouble
gayleard at eircom.net
Sun Sep 28 20:35:10 UTC 2008
> I'm getting confused as between machines, which is which; but
> Firefox has come up with another little nasty trick on at least two of
> them : when it does launch, it does so in offline mode -- and then
> complains because it can't refresh various sites.
> Surely there has to be a setting somewhere for whether to launch
> in online or offline mode? I haven't seen it, much less changed it on
> purpose ...
In my case, at least, this is a bye-product of NM (Network Manager).
If I shutdown running Firefox (I assume it would be the same
with any other browser)
then when I boot Fedora re-starts Firefox
before NM has connected me to my wireless access point.
So Firefox has to start in offline mode.
I wish there was at least an option to start NM
before login, if it can see the last AP it connected to.
In my case, and I suspect the vast majority of users,
I use the same AP for weeks or even months on end.
I find the philosophy of NM bizarre in many respects.
Admittedly it works, while the network service
used to cause me at least endless trouble.
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