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Captive portal detection for public Wi-Fi login fails

I'm using Firefox 102 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 (the vanilla one from apt), but I think I've experienced the same with a couple of previous versions too ... So, I've sat in on… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm using Firefox 102 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 (the vanilla one from apt), but I think I've experienced the same with a couple of previous versions too ...

So, I've sat in one Espresso House in Denmark; tried to connect to their public Wi-Fi with Firefox in private mode, captive portal went fine, and I was on the Internet. Apparently I had gotten a danish IP address there, since google.com thereafter was in danish.

Now, I sit in a different Espresso House, also in Denmark; however, here, captive portal does not work; in the sense that:

As shown on first screenshot, first I get "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet.", and I get a "Open network login page" button.

I click on the "Open network login page" button, I can see browser wants to load http://detectportal.firefox.com/canonical.html - but in the end, I do not get the Espresso House login page, but instead I get a redirect to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal , where the "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet." still stands, but there is no more "Open network login page" button (as shown on the second screenshot)

If I restart the browser in this shop, I think I get the exactly same process - Espresso House wi-fi login page never gets shown, only the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal ...

Strangely, at this point, I do get access to the internet through a browser - but google.com is then in swedish, which I guess means, that there is some sort of a VPN of that shop's wi-fi to Sweden. On the other hand, I don't get internet elsewhere on my computer - for instance, if I want to do `sudo apt update` from the command line, I get errors like "Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)" - which is what I otherwise get in (the first mentioned) Espresso House, before I've connected to wi-fi via captive portal (once I connect to wi-fi via captive portal there, `sudo apt update` or any other network access from command line is fine).

(Note: my android phone in the same shop, does indeed show Espresso House Wi-Fi login prompt upon Wi-Fi connection, and I can login there fine).

Why does this happen, and how can I force Firefox to show me the actual captive portal so I can login to Wi-Fi - instead of redirecting me to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal ?

Asked by nanomir 3 huaire ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 2 uair ó shin

Firefox keeps crashing at startop

Mozilla Firefox keeps crashing, mostly at startup and if I do manage to get it running it crashes after a while. Doesn't respond anymore, and even the crash reporter cras… (tuilleadh eolais)

Mozilla Firefox keeps crashing, mostly at startup and if I do manage to get it running it crashes after a while. Doesn't respond anymore, and even the crash reporter crashes. I have tried the following things:

Clean up FF Reinstall and refresh (last attempt included deleting the entire Mozilla folder in Program Files) several times Updated Windows Restarted laptop after every reinstall attempt

It won't open in troubleshoot mode.

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 540 laptop.

Additionally, neither Chrome nor Edge will let me access the Mozilla.org website. I downloaded the custom installer on my phone and uploaded it in Mydrive to get in onto my laptop.

Funny detail: I am in Belgium. I was in Ireland for a week last week and it didn't happen once. Got back home and trouble was back.

My husband is having the same issues, by the way.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by sanna.heijnis 5 huaire ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 21 nóiméad ó shin

PDFs used to save automatically to downloads, now it prompts me every time

Hey there, I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some r… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hey there,

I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some reason now, after an update, the PDF always pulls up a save box and asks me to name the file (significantly slows down workflow). This only happened after an update.

I've figured out that the issue is related to a way that the PDFs are generated. So if I click it via a link that ends in .html instead of .pdf, it assumes it's a webpage and opens the pdf link in browser, and from there I have to click save, and then I'm prompted to type in the file name.

If I open a PDF link that's an actual .pdf file URL, then it saves to Downloads automatically and names the file "contractfile-1111" or whatever, numbered consecutively. Any ideas on how to get around this?

Thanks

Asked by peter.wolkow 20 uair ó shin

Last reply by RobertJ 17 uair ó shin

Firefox is loading slowly or not at all.

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now t… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now that Firefox is not working optimally.

In many, many years I've never had trouble with Firefox until about a month ago. When I opened the browser, I received messages -- about five times -- that it had crashed. After that, many websites now load very slowly, or not at all. And now, I'm unable to see product images on Amazon.

Would you please help me? I'm 84 and not all that computer savvy and I don't want to delete my browsing history, etc. Many thanks, Valerie

Asked by vm10 22 uair ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 16 uair ó shin

Debugging crashes in complex environment with no crash report

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day. I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conferenc… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day.

I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conference for work. But Firefox sometimes goes down in other situations that I see no pattern in.

This is Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 102.0. Unfortunately, it's a complex environment to debug.

First, when firefox goes down, it rarely leaves a crash report behind. So I'm not getting any direct evidence as to what is happening. Second, I run with uBlock active and it is very difficult to function in the browser without long enough for the crash to happen. Third, I typically have several hundred tabs open. I have a lot of memory (64G) in my machine, and the machine doesn't act like it's swapping, so I don't think I'm running out of memory.

Any help getting to the bottom of what's going on is welcome.

Asked by jlquinn 22 uair ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 20 uair ó shin

Unable to visit Reddit webpage or URLS on Firefox, but can open in other browsers. VPN does not fix.

Specifically within the Firefox browser, I cannot access Reddit.com or other affiliate links. I am just getting a completely white screen, doesn't even say "Blocked". How… (tuilleadh eolais)

Specifically within the Firefox browser, I cannot access Reddit.com or other affiliate links. I am just getting a completely white screen, doesn't even say "Blocked". However I can visit Reddit in other browsers, with or without a VPN, while a VPN doesn't even change the outcome within the Firefox browser.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Asked by Kaeai 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by Terry 11 uair ó shin

Firefox hangs a long time before opening pdf files

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat. When I open the download dialog, … (tuilleadh eolais)

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat.

When I open the download dialog, it always shows the file is almost downloaded, but the progress bar always hangs near the end. When I go to the download folder, I always see the pdf I'm trying to open with a filesize of 0kb. This behaviour is the same for large and small files. Eventually (after several minutes), it just opens as it should.

I already tried reinstalling Acrobat.

The behaviour is the same in regular Firefox (102.0 64-bit win7) and Firefox developer (103.0b4 64-bit win7).

It is specifically with pdf files. Other downloaded documents seem to open as it should.

Can someone help me to trace and solve the cause of this issue?

Asked by Jan 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 1 lá ó shin

Firefox not responding when playing video

Recently got a new computer with Windows 11, and now whenever I try to play a Youtube video or videos on other sites, Firefox as a whole slows down. There is a delay when… (tuilleadh eolais)

Recently got a new computer with Windows 11, and now whenever I try to play a Youtube video or videos on other sites, Firefox as a whole slows down. There is a delay when starting the video, and at times Firefox stops responding if I try to switch to another tab when this is happening. (Not always, but sometimes).

The delay can be anywhere from 5 to 45 seconds or so, and repeats whenever I pause and unpause a video, or even rewind slightly. This doesn't seem to be buffering, and videos seem to work just fine on Edge. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

Asked by goblinsforum 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 lá ó shin

opening PDFs

Cannot open PDF from MS365/Sharepoint site. Error message: "ERROR: URL provided is expired or invalid. Please reinitiate the workflow..." Checked: 1 Other file types o… (tuilleadh eolais)

Cannot open PDF from MS365/Sharepoint site. Error message: "ERROR: URL provided is expired or invalid. Please reinitiate the workflow..." Checked:

  1. 1 Other file types open/download correctly.
  2. 2 Other browsers open PDFs correctly.

The issue seems restricted to Firefox and PDFs.

Asked by dennis.loebs 1 lá ó shin

Last reply by kcook2 23 uair ó shin

Need Help. Firefox would not open, deleted firefox icon, reinstalled firefox. Lost all old data/bookmarks.

Screen 1 message: firefox.exe Entry point not found. Files(x86)Mozilla.firefox\xul.dll. Screen 2 message: couldn't load XPCOM. After repeated tries to get to firefox I de… (tuilleadh eolais)

Screen 1 message: firefox.exe Entry point not found. Files(x86)Mozilla.firefox\xul.dll. Screen 2 message: couldn't load XPCOM. After repeated tries to get to firefox I deleted the icon and re-installeed a new copy of firefox.

As my computer skills are not great my question is can any of the old data/bookmarks be retrieved? And if so

how in very simple terms/pictures.

Asked by LindaBechter 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by RobertJ 1 lá ó shin

Firefox is choppy all of a sudden

Firefox was working fine yesterday. But all of a sudden while playing a youtube video it started being choppy. It drops frames, scrolling and video playback are choppy an… (tuilleadh eolais)

Firefox was working fine yesterday. But all of a sudden while playing a youtube video it started being choppy. It drops frames, scrolling and video playback are choppy and laggy, there is lag on button inputs, the system is choppy and laggy too while firefox is open, especially when video is playing. I checked the CPU and GPU usage and I can't see any spikes. I have tried refreshing firefox but that did not fix the problem.

OS is manjaro linux (gnome version) latest. Firefox is also at the latest version.

Asked by leonsuchy 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 lá ó shin

Unable to Open Google and Youtube. Potential Security Issues

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNO… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

I have done the steps in here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites I don't have any third-party Antivirus

I have also do about:config security.enterprise_roots.enabled by changing to true. It works but unfortunately youtube is broken when i set it to true.

I can't also accept the risk and continue since there's no button that says it.

Thank you

Asked by darkkiller131 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by Dropa 1 lá ó shin

Facebook page scrolls up and down automatically

Immediately following a Firefox update I began having scrolling problems on my Facebook page. I am able to scroll down normally to a point, and then, all of a sudden, the… (tuilleadh eolais)

Immediately following a Firefox update I began having scrolling problems on my Facebook page. I am able to scroll down normally to a point, and then, all of a sudden, the scroll bar will go up and immediately go back down without me touching the mouse. It will continue doing the up and down scrolling indefinitely and at a high rate of speed. I have tried turning off auto scroll and smooth scrolling at the browser, but no luck. I have Windows 8.1. I have never heard of anyone else having this problem so this seemed like my only option.

Asked by PSanders10 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by Mark B 1 lá ó shin

Auto reset sound volume output level

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do any… (tuilleadh eolais)

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do anything like that, it auto resets the volume level output in my sound settings to about 75 to 80 % of the max possible level. So basically, I have to adjust each and every new song by hand, it is infuriating. I block facebooknet in Umatrix and firebaseinstallation googleapis as well as google tag manager but nothing else. That's on Tidal, similarly I do not block essential cookies on YouTube, so I don't think that is the problem. I have a hunch that the answer is somewhere in about:config. If this is intentional, then I'm giving up hope. Thank you.

Asked by NN 2 lá ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 huaire ó shin

Cannot open youtube.com randomly

Hello, I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please he… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello,

I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please help to solve this problem.

Asked by virag_shah 3 lá ó shin

Last reply by Tan Chee Keong 1 lá ó shin

Text renders improperly in Firefox 102

I recently upgraded to Firefox 102 on my machine running OS X 10.15.7 and started facing issues with improperly rendered text. See a screenshot of the Google search page … (tuilleadh eolais)

I recently upgraded to Firefox 102 on my machine running OS X 10.15.7 and started facing issues with improperly rendered text. See a screenshot of the Google search page for "малина" affected by this issue (screenshot 1). Moreover, other alphabets like Armenian get completely messed up, as opposed to Russian where only spaces and punctuation marks seem to be affected (screenshot 2).

I asked my peers running on OS X 12.4 to try and see if they experience the same problem but they saw no issues whatsoever.

I temporarily downgraded to Firefox 101 but would appreciate a solution.

Asked by r1mcp5ld 3 lá ó shin

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 lá ó shin