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When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404page at the Mozilla Student Reps site.Any help on this?

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When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404 page at the Mozilla Student Reps site. Is this a wide spread issue? Any solution?

When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404 page at the Mozilla Student Reps site. Is this a wide spread issue? Any solution?

Chosen solution

easy fix; type about:config in the address bar

fiind plugins.update.url

change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

After upgradring to Firedox 12

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_31 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.3
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.0
  • 4.1.10111.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
12.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Profile Directory
Show Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.0.3
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
0.3
true
adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net
DownloadHelper
4.9.9
true
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
DownThemAll!
2.0.13
true
{DDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8}
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
1.2.2
true
elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
MAFIAAFire Redirector
0.9d
true
MafiaaFire@mafiaafire.com
FlashGot
1.4.3
false
{19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34}
HP Smart Web Printing
4.51
false
smartwebprinting@hp.com
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
931840
browser.link.open_newwindow
2
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
www.google.com/news
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120420145725
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:12.0
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
dom.disable_open_during_load
false
dom.disable_window_flip
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
12.0
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1335559171
places.history.enabled
false
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size
167772160
privacy.clearOnShutdown.extensions-dta
true
privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps
true
privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords
true
privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings
true
privacy.cpd.extensions-dta
true
privacy.cpd.offlineApps
true
privacy.cpd.siteSettings
true
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.disable_button.openCertManager
false
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Vendor ID
0x10de
Device ID
0x0dd1
Adapter RAM
1536
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
8.17.12.6114
Driver Date
10-29-2010
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17776)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M ) -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.0.0.963)
GPU Accelerated Windows
3/3 Direct3D 10
AzureBackend
direct2d

ricksterto 2 solutions 2 answers

Chosen Solution

easy fix; type about:config in the address bar

fiind plugins.update.url

change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

easy fix; type about:config in the address bar fiind plugins.update.url change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

Question owner

Thank you! Problem solved.

Thank you! Problem solved.
James
  • Moderator
1594 solutions 11232 answers

Helpful Reply

A report in bugzilla was filed. Bug# 752161

A report in bugzilla was filed. Bug# 752161

Modified by James

James
  • Moderator
1594 solutions 11232 answers

This has been fixed on Mozilla's side in Bug# 752232

It tries to use https://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/ and then gave a error instead when redirecting to https://www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/

Many Mozilla pages that were on mozilla.com have since been either changed to or is being redirected to mozilla.org and sometimes issues have arisen.

This has been fixed on Mozilla's side in Bug# 752232 It tries to use https://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/ and then gave a error instead when redirecting to https://www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/ Many Mozilla pages that were on mozilla.com have since been either changed to or is being redirected to mozilla.org and sometimes issues have arisen.

Question owner

Thanks!

Thanks!
jasimine 0 solutions 3 answers

Ok, I chose chose this option.from ricksterto: easy fix; type about:config in the address bar fiind plugins.update.url change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ Do we have to change anything back now??? Thank you.

Ok, I chose chose this option.from ricksterto: easy fix; type about:config in the address bar fiind plugins.update.url change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ Do we have to change anything back now??? Thank you.
jasimine 0 solutions 3 answers

Hello ricksterto, thanks for the fix, easy fix; type about:config in the address bar fiind plugins.update.url change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ but do I need to change anything baack now ??? thank you.

Hello ricksterto, thanks for the fix, easy fix; type about:config in the address bar fiind plugins.update.url change the value to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ but do I need to change anything baack now ??? thank you.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17418 solutions 157376 answers

The server redirect from mozilla.com to mozilla.org has been fixed (Bug 752232), so there is no longer need to modify the plugins.update.url pref, but it won't hurt to leave at set to the correct mozilla.org domain.

The server redirect from mozilla.com to mozilla.org has been fixed (Bug 752232), so there is no longer need to modify the plugins.update.url pref, but it won't hurt to leave at set to the correct mozilla.org domain.
jasimine 0 solutions 3 answers

Ok, Thank You ;-)

Ok, Thank You ;-)