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Running Firefox on read-only file system

I'm trying to run Firefox on headless mode through Selenium in AWS Lambda. Since Lambda marks the root file system as read-only except /tmp/. I pointed the geckodriver to… (read more)

I'm trying to run Firefox on headless mode through Selenium in AWS Lambda. Since Lambda marks the root file system as read-only except /tmp/. I pointed the geckodriver to write the logs to /tmp but still Firefox is not starting up and it's failing with the following error.

Any guidance on how to get it working?

firefox_driver = webdriver.Firefox(firefox_profile=ff_profile, firefox_binary='/opt/firefox/firefox', options=firefox_options, service_log_path='/tmp/geckodriver.log')

 File "/var/lang/lib/python3.8/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/firefox/webdriver.py", line 170, in __init__
   RemoteWebDriver.__init__(
 File "/var/lang/lib/python3.8/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 157, in __init__
   self.start_session(capabilities, browser_profile)
 File "/var/lang/lib/python3.8/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 252, in start_session
   response = self.execute(Command.NEW_SESSION, parameters)
 File "/var/lang/lib/python3.8/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 321, in execute
   self.error_handler.check_response(response)
 File "/var/lang/lib/python3.8/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/errorhandler.py", line 242, in check_response
   raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)

Asked by Prakash P 2 months ago

Answered by Prakash P 1 month ago

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Pocket List Din drop-down menus has disappeared -

"Pocket List" has disappeared in the drop down menu under the "library" icon where it used to be not more than a few days ago. It's not under the Bookmarks icon, either.… (read more)

"Pocket List" has disappeared in the drop down menu under the "library" icon where it used to be not more than a few days ago. It's not under the Bookmarks icon, either. the "Pocket" icon is in the menu bar, and I can save items to Pocket, but can no longer locate the page with the articles. "View List" does appear when you click the Pocket icon, but it also saves whatever page you're on whether or not you want to save it.

Asked by hhartus 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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In Shaw webmail, incoming email complete except for body of email (completely empty). In Shaw Webmail Inbox, after Subject (in bold) first few words of the body of email are light gray--as usual. In Safari, Shaw webmail works OK.

What can I do to continue using Firefox to access my Shaw webmail? Using Firefox (but not Safari) seems to blank out only the body of emails (Incoming & Sent) when … (read more)

What can I do to continue using Firefox to access my Shaw webmail? Using Firefox (but not Safari) seems to blank out only the body of emails (Incoming & Sent) when I save a Draft into the Draft folder and retrieve it, the body of the email is there. But when I send the draft to myself, the body of the email becomes empty EVEN THOUGH, IN THE INBOX, THE FIRST LINES OF THE BODY APPEAR IN LIGHT GRAY AFTER THE SUBJECT '(WHICH IS IN BLACK).

SUGGESTIONS?? (I like Firefox and want to use it. In fact, I contribute modestly to Mozilla. HELP!

Asked by fredbass 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Firefox crashing when opening most Russian websites!

I am on Mac OS High Sierra Since about a week literally any Russian website I open just crashes Firefox immediately. I have tried to restart in Safe Mode and clear histo… (read more)

I am on Mac OS High Sierra Since about a week literally any Russian website I open just crashes Firefox immediately. I have tried to restart in Safe Mode and clear history - it didn't help. What is happening?! Using Chrome in the meantime (no crash there)

Asked by Danas 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Cannot see my add-ons....I've tried the recommended solutions

I am trying to have some of more important add-ons visible but I cannot seem to accomplish that. The solutions provided in FF's forums did not yield results. Are there … (read more)

I am trying to have some of more important add-ons visible but I cannot seem to accomplish that. The solutions provided in FF's forums did not yield results. Are there any solutions?

Attached are screenshots of how I have my preferences set-up.

Asked by Andy 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar is empty

For some reason all my toolbar bookmarks have disappeared from the toolbar line below the search box. View Bookmarks Toolbar is checked 'Always Show'. I tried customizing… (read more)

For some reason all my toolbar bookmarks have disappeared from the toolbar line below the search box. View Bookmarks Toolbar is checked 'Always Show'. I tried customizing and restoring defaults but still don't show, although the toolbar line disappeared and option was changed from Always Show to 'Only Show In New Tab'

I am using Private Browsing, although it does same even if I don't. So frustrating

What happened? Was a new version released 4/12/2021?

Asked by mccurdyp 3 days ago

Answered by mccurdyp 3 days ago

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Do I need facebook container with strict protection?

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I w… (read more)

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I was wondering if Facebook container is still needed to stop Facebook tracking. I never visit the Facebook website and I don't have a Facebook account. I also use Ublock and Privacy badger, if that makes a difference.

Asked by sebyjorge2018 4 days ago

Answered by strafy 4 days ago

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Setting My Home Page

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a ne… (read more)

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a new tab?

Asked by David Puthuff 1 week ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 days ago

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Firefox has huge issue as of a few days ago. Not showing Google search images, Captcha, Drop down search results etc.

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late. Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now… (read more)

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late.

Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now it's back to same behavior. [struggle to download to 82 is here: https://rezamusic.yolasite.com/technical-tips.php]

If you google "squeeze lemon" for example -- on my Chrome it shows images and a list of drop down subjects "people also ask".

On Firefox, the pictures don't show -- and drop downs are frozen (don't work). Also on other sites that have a Captcha, Firefox just doesn't work. Seems same problem with 82. Help!

Images are from Chrome -- and last one from Firefox

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Firefox won't find some web sites, other browsers do just fine IOS 11.2.3

Got one response from a volunteer but that response, unfortunately, was for Windows. I'm on a Mac... When I select the bookmark, Firefox does nothing, apparently. iPhone … (read more)

Got one response from a volunteer but that response, unfortunately, was for Windows. I'm on a Mac...

When I select the bookmark, Firefox does nothing, apparently.

iPhone works just fine on sites that Firefox won't access, so it's not the modem or the ISP.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by updates 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Scotiabank log in issues

For a number of days now I can not log into Scotia Bank online but I can with Safari so I know the site is not down. Once I try to enter I get this msg Sorry, we couldn'… (read more)

For a number of days now I can not log into Scotia Bank online but I can with Safari so I know the site is not down. Once I try to enter I get this msg Sorry, we couldn't complete your request Sign in to online banking or our mobile banking app to continue. With an under construction icon. I have tried deleting recent history and have restarted Firefox but no change I love Firefox and it is my goto browser but something is wrong here. I have also tried to enter using firefoc from a different computer....same issue.

Anne Gourlay-Langlois

Asked by jagourlay 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Problem loading Google Drive

Hi there, We use GMail/ Calendar/ Drive for our business. On the official account, I am seeing a continuous - multi-day - situation where my Google Drive won't load when… (read more)

Hi there,

We use GMail/ Calendar/ Drive for our business. On the official account, I am seeing a continuous - multi-day - situation where my Google Drive won't load when I point my browser to it unless I do at least one refresh after getting to Drive and waiting for my list of folders and documents to show up.

In the mean time, the following error shows upon on the bottom left of my screen - "The server encountered an error. Please try again later." - this has persisted for over 2 weeks when I restarted using Fiefox earlier this month. I do not get this error when using Chrome or Safari.

Today, I am also not able to see the user who last modified a document or a folder last, as you can see in the image below.

Please tell me what I can do to fix this issue.

Thanks, Mahesh

Asked by Mahesh Singh 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Continue to payment on United Airlines website fails

Continue to Payment on United Airlines website fails. Making a payment for a flight on United Airlines website while using Firefox returns an error message. I am running … (read more)

Continue to Payment on United Airlines website fails.

Making a payment for a flight on United Airlines website while using Firefox returns an error message. I am running Firefox 87.0 on a MacBook Pro that is running Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.3. The problem started approximately one week ago. If this is not resolved I will have to discontinue use of Firefox after many years. Thank you, Andy

Asked by Andy Jay 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the s… (read more)

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the same firefox account. I ask for help.

Asked by mihdevel 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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I can not to play any friv game after update

Hi! I've been using Firefox the last 8 years, and so far I have not had any problems. I have latest version of Mac OS. I used to play Friv flash games at https://www.friv… (read more)

Hi! I've been using Firefox the last 8 years, and so far I have not had any problems. I have latest version of Mac OS. I used to play Friv flash games at https://www.friv.com/, but it has not been updated for a long time, so I started playing at https://www.friv5online.com/, https://www.desura.com/ and https://www.y8games.center/. I don't remember exactly when it started, but definitely after the next update Mozilla and now I can not to play any game! When I go to the page with the game, there is a black background... See attach

Asked by Dmitrii Gar 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Garbled Text on Websites

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few min… (read more)

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few minutes and when I viewed the page again it looked like the example. I can have a page open and it is displaying correctly, then open a new tab and go to a different site and the text will look like the example.

I have cleared the cache, dumped all the cookies. Restarting the browser (I do this many times a day) will fix the current page but eventually another page will display like this.

I running version 84.0.2 64bit on a Mac Pro Mojave. I don't have this problem with other browsers like Chrome or Safari. I never see it on my Windows 10 system.

Asked by MrBBPrinter 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Blocked Download wont go away.

I have persistent spam-ware type download that wont go away. I have deleted it but every time I restart Firefox it comes back and pops up saying "This File may harm your … (read more)

I have persistent spam-ware type download that wont go away. I have deleted it but every time I restart Firefox it comes back and pops up saying "This File may harm your Computer" but i can't complete the download or remove it permanently. i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox several times and it has not worked how can i get rid of this? Thank you OSX Firefox V87.0 64-bit

Asked by rlitzner 2 weeks ago

Answered by rlitzner 2 weeks ago

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Unresponsive Firefox browser

Turned on my imac this morning and the Firefox browser gave a "Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE" for every page I tried to open. I have reinstalled the browser and tha… (read more)

Turned on my imac this morning and the Firefox browser gave a "Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE" for every page I tried to open. I have reinstalled the browser and that one is working properly. However, when I try to add Dashlane to it, the old browser opens and the same error message is displayed making it impossible to use Dashlane on the newer version of the browser. How can I get rid of the version that opens up when I try to install Dashlane on the working browser?

Asked by kflynn1948 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago