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Why connection to internet stops all of a sudden, I can ping to any website address but cannot access webpages with mozilla. I have to restart the browser..

Seems like reachability to any website stops with mozilla with latest update. It requires a restart of the browser to start connectivity again. I have started using chrom… (read more)

Seems like reachability to any website stops with mozilla with latest update. It requires a restart of the browser to start connectivity again.

I have started using chrome for now as it is irritating that this problem happens regularly (say for eg., after 5 minutes of using mozilla after a restart.. I again have to restart it)

Asked by mgprasad 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Recent versions of Firefox not working properly under Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) when $HOME is a NFS mounted file system

I am managing a group of network booted Ubuntu 14.04 workstations at a small town (public) library and the current version of Firefox for Ubuntu 14.04 crashes. The machi… (read more)

I am managing a group of network booted Ubuntu 14.04 workstations at a small town (public) library and the current version of Firefox for Ubuntu 14.04 crashes. The machine have all of the file systems NFS mounted. Installing an older version (Firefox 52.6.0 ESR) works however. The new version of Firefox works just fine on the pair library owned laptops, that also run Ubuntu 14.04, but the laptops are self-contained -- they boot off their local disks. Why is this? I have pretty much determined that the only definable issue is that the network booted machines are using NFS for their file systems. No, the workstations are not sharing logins -- each machine auto-logins to a *different* user, each with their own *separate* $HOME directory and they are *not* trying to share firefox configuration trees ($HOME/.mozilla/firefox/...). But all of these directories are NFS mounted. Oh, the server for the /home file system is running CentOS 6.

Asked by RobertHeller 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago