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how to troubleshoot the firefox gpsd geolocation?
I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does not use gpsd for geolocation. I did verify, that gpsd is up and running correctly. How can I troubleshoot the geolocation issue?
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Help on this forum deals with the latest ESR or Public FF release any older and that comes with security flaws.
Ok, I will try to compile and install the latest version of firefox (62.0). /but I dont think my issue is version specific. It just asks about geolocation troubleshooting in general.
Ya, hi, would not put too much weight into that comment.
Should make sure your compatible to update.
Also : Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 25.0 r0 If you use it Reinstall with Flash Player Version: 22.214.171.124 Current Version https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>
Please see here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1177581
Modified by Shadow110
I did update the flash to version 126.96.36.199. There was no issue.
Thanks for the link. But that does not apply to my case. The discussion in reference is dealing with non-working geolocation. My geolocation using "Mozilla location service (MLS)" (i.e using list of wifi hotspots) works just fine (but gives incorrect location). I am trying to get firefox to read my GPS device instead of my wifi card.
Here is the link I was following: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1250922
When I was used firefox 51.0.1 I was able to compile it just fine. However even after enabling GPSD in about:config, the firefox still used MLS instead of GPSD. I tried to compile firefox 62.0.2 as suggested. However I run to the following error:
151:20:51 /firefox-61.0.2/dom/system/linux/GpsdLocationProvider.cpp: In constructor 'mozilla::dom:GpsdLocationProvider::UpdateRunnable::UpdateRunnable(const nsMainThreadPtrHandle<mozilla::dom::GpsdLocationProvider>&, nsIDOMGeoPosition*)': 151:20.51 /firefox-61.0.2/dom/system/linux/GpsdLocationProvider.cpp: 82:26: error: use of deleted function 'mozilla::Runnable::Runnable()' 151:20.52 , mPosition(aPosition) 151:20.52 ^
Was there some change to the GPSD incorporation into firefox?
Building Firefox is beyond the scope of this forum. Maybe something over here:
Or if you are following instructions on MDN, maybe there is an indication there of a particular mailing list or site you can use to find answers on those topics.