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Firefox update error: Failed to check for updates.

Hello, When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually dow… (read more)

Hello,

When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually download the app installer and update to the most current version which is what I did for version 125.0.1, yesterday.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, installing the beta branch, refreshing firefox, running in troubleshooting mode, completely deleting all user firefox files, and I still get the error. No DNS resolver issues to the update server. No firewall issues. No network blocking (tested with other devices).

This issue started after March update to 124.0.1 and continues to current stable release 125.0.1.

This issue also seems to extend to checking for extension updates.

Below are browser logs for when i try to check for update or update extensions.

App Update Logs: AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - currentState=STATE_IDLE AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - starting update check AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - Making new check request for check id 86. AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - update URL: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - sending request to: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - request got 'error' event AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - Failed. request.status: 2152398919 AUS:SVC getStatusTextFromCode - transfer error: Data transfer was interrupted (please try again), code: 2152398919 AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - Update check failed; CHECKING_FAILED

Extension Update Logs: 1713382616474 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616475 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616476 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 3 1713382616477 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616478 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616481 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616483 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616484 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616486 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616487 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616493 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616494 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616495 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616497 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616502 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616503 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616504 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616507 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616512 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616514 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382617489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason HTTPS-Only Mode: Not upgrading insecure request “http://r3.o.lencr.org/” because it is exempt.

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how to remove the "how to set your home page" tab that opens every time

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I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and restarting the laptop, but it continues to pop up every time I open firefox as a 2nd tab. I am/was happy with my homepage opening to google. How can I get rid of this second tab. thanks

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I was playing on this free site called REPLAYPOKER, and it said I was blocked because of something called CLOUDFLAIR, can you tell me what this is please?

It totally blocked me and shut me out of the game

What should I do?

Is Cloudflair a virus? Should I go into the registry and remove it?

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I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in a day or two. I also have my setting to supposedly do updates automatically, but that doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

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Netflix all of a sudden wont work on firefox after update. still works on edge and my computer in other room which has an update firefox popup that i have not done yet. i… (read more)

Netflix all of a sudden wont work on firefox after update. still works on edge and my computer in other room which has an update firefox popup that i have not done yet. i reset drm already. it wont even sign in through firefox. i was on the phone with netflix for an hour they said use chrome which i hate or edge which is equally horrible but both work just not firefox. f7111-1957-205002 this code popped once. never had this kind of problem before. i already cleared cash and redownloaded firefox and all that jazz.

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Thin white border left when fit screen

Hi, i just got a new laptop (Asus Zephryus G16, 2560 x 1600 screen) and after installing Firefox there is a thin white border to the left of the screen when running in fi… (read more)

Hi, i just got a new laptop (Asus Zephryus G16, 2560 x 1600 screen) and after installing Firefox there is a thin white border to the left of the screen when running in fit screen. This problem is not present when in a windowed mode or in F11 full screen.

I tried updating the Intel Arc drivers but this did not fix the problem. Changing to compatibility mode also did not fix te problem.

PS: in the uploaded screenshots it is quite dificult to see the white line(because the background is also white), but when the image is viewed in a new tab it is visible.

Thanks

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Gmail endless login loop (but only in Firefox)

Hi I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless… (read more)

Hi

I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless loop on the Gmail login page. I select my account, enter my password, then get sent back to the account selection page.

The problem seems to be relating to me trying to link two Gmail addresses so that mail from one is forwarded to the other. I set up one account this way without any issue, but when I went to do it with a different account, I got an error code. After that, I was logged out of Gmail in Firefox and haven't been able to log back in.

Things I've tried so far:

  • Using a different browser. I can log in without issues in Chrome.
  • Logging in with a different method. Neither my password nor my passkey work.
  • Logging in with a different Gmail account. All of my accounts seem to be stuck in this way.
  • Disabling all my extensions. This doesn't help.
  • Clearing Firefox's cache. No luck here.
  • Restarting Firefox and restarting my PC. Turning it off and on again doesn't fix it.
  • Contacting Google support. They said they think it's a browser issue as I don't have any problems using Chrome.
  • Using Firefox's private browsing mode. This does work and I can log in to Gmail. However, I don't know exactly what the problem is because I've disabled all my extensions and cleared the cache in regular browsing mode and still can't log in that way.

So I have a partial solution (using Firefox's private browsing mode) but it's not a long-term fix. What else can I try? Has anyone else seen this problem before and been able to fix it?

Asked by alexblake2 2 months ago

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After updating to 125.0.1, checking for updates fails.

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'fail… (read more)

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'failed to check for updates' (see image) I never had such a problem with previous versions; any suggestions?

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captcha does nothing but spin the circle when trying to log into Disqus

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I use Disqus daily. A few months ago it became necessary to disable the shield in the address line. Yesterday captcha quit working. I input my email and password and click captcha and the circle starts spinning and never ends. This happens on all sites using Disqus.

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Asked by miklkit 1 month ago

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Hi,

How do I change the color of the white border and the color of the arrows?

I have menupopup > menu, menupopup > menuitem { -moz-appearance:none!important; color: white !important; background-color: #1551C0!important; } menupopup { -moz-appearance:none!important; background-color: #1551C0!important; border:none !important; padding:5px 0px 5px 5px!important; }

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Asked by fioiu omotrl 2 months ago

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Asked by fioiu omotrl 2 months ago

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Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing) I am having an is… (read more)

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing)

I am having an issue with Firefox and video playback, specifically on YouTube. When I play a video in default view mode, the playback is super choppy / low frame rate. When I change to theatre view or full screen, playback works perfectly.

I've tried incognito windows and troubleshooting mode with no improvement.

Microsoft Edge works fine.

Not sure where to go from here.

Asked by jconnmchugh 1 month ago

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