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Firefox displays a blank screen on startup

Hi, I have firefox on my Ubuntu 23.04. When i start it it shows a black screen. I click quit on my system and then i startup and it lunches normally. What am I doing wron… (read more)

Hi, I have firefox on my Ubuntu 23.04. When i start it it shows a black screen. I click quit on my system and then i startup and it lunches normally. What am I doing wrong or how to fix it?

Asked by rokd25999 11 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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when I exit firefox with two windows open sometimes only one window appears on relaunch

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next l… (read more)

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened

Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next launch

To quit I do a `ctrl + q` or right click `Quit` from launcher bar

Is there a setting to tell firefox to always relaunch with the same set of windows ?

I use sync and this happens when using the same computer for the exit then relaunch of firefox

firefox release 112.0a1 (2023-03-05) (64-bit)

Ubuntu 22.04

Asked by EventHorizon 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Error message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu)

When I click a link on a website, a new Firefox tab opens with this message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu). This is new behavi… (read more)

When I click a link on a website, a new Firefox tab opens with this message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu). This is new behavior; it was working fine until yesterday. Can you tell me how to fix it?

Asked by shaw.deborah 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox and Ubuntu 22.04

Firefox unter ubuntu 22 hat keinen Zugriff auf die lokalen Dateien (z.B. /usr/share) Der 'open' auf '/usr' scheitert mit 'read'-Zugriffsrecht. Ganz egal, was in '/etc/ap… (read more)

Firefox unter ubuntu 22 hat keinen Zugriff auf die lokalen Dateien (z.B. /usr/share) Der 'open' auf '/usr' scheitert mit 'read'-Zugriffsrecht.

Ganz egal, was in '/etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox' respektive in '/etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.bin.firefox' spezifiziert wird, das Zugriffsrecht für '/usr' ist immer 'read'.

Wie kann man auf die Dateien unter '/usr/share' zugreifen?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Thomas

Asked by thomas.rechsteiner 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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FF crashes and hangs Gnome GUI too Ubuntu 22 FF 110

Crash report submitted bp-37f84164-6125-4ae1-9e55-8a8200230225. Started happening about once a day over last few days possibly since 110 FF update (Ub kernel was also up… (read more)

Crash report submitted bp-37f84164-6125-4ae1-9e55-8a8200230225. Started happening about once a day over last few days possibly since 110 FF update (Ub kernel was also updated a few days back) Have to do a hard power off & restart

Asked by jon109 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Command line error messages when opening firefox

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not. I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit) When I try to open it in command li… (read more)

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not.

I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit)

When I try to open it in command line, it's also only opening in safe mode but I do also get some error messages that I've included below.

So what does all this stuff below from the command line actually mean? And how do I fix it?

matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$ firefox Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.854: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.855: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

(firefox:23012): Gdk-WARNING **: 22:02:19.034: The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc'.

 (Details: serial 506 error_code 11 request_code 146 (unknown) minor_code 7)
 (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
  that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
  To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
  variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
  backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

Exiting due to channel error. matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$

Asked by matthewbaynham 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox does not see Canon printer

I am running Unix Ubuntu 22.04 with Firefox 104.0.01 (64 bit). My Canon LBP 6230DW works fine in my word processor and in Chrome, but it does not show up in the Printer d… (read more)

I am running Unix Ubuntu 22.04 with Firefox 104.0.01 (64 bit). My Canon LBP 6230DW works fine in my word processor and in Chrome, but it does not show up in the Printer destination field when I am in Firefox. The only print option is to "Save as PDF." How do I get the Canon to be a print destination in Firefox?

Asked by CMayer1 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox 102 cannot open url in address bar, only searches

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine… (read more)

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

Answered by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

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Volume control not working on FF99.01 Ubuntu 22.04

FF updated yesterday with the new Ubuntu 22.04 (Pop) update to 99.01. Since the update the volume control inputs are essentially disabled on all web sites, and they defau… (read more)

FF updated yesterday with the new Ubuntu 22.04 (Pop) update to 99.01. Since the update the volume control inputs are essentially disabled on all web sites, and they default to max - even when muted.

Example - youtube - all videos play full volume Reddit - even muted videos play full volume

The volume can now only be controlled by the system slider.

The same behavior does not occur in other browsers - e.g. Chromium, Opera, etc.

Can anyone assist?

Asked by knussear 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

Intermittent Master Password Recognition Issue with External Keyboard on Firefox for Ubuntu

Hello, I've encountered a recurring issue with Firefox on Ubuntu where my master password is sporadically not recognized when typed using my external wireless keyboard. … (read more)

Hello,

I've encountered a recurring issue with Firefox on Ubuntu where my master password is sporadically not recognized when typed using my external wireless keyboard. This problem does not occur consistently but is particularly frustrating when it does, as it forces me to switch to my laptop's keyboard for input. I'm certain the password is entered correctly; after multiple careful attempts (3-5 times), the issue persists, leading to unnecessary stress and inconvenience.

    • Environment:**

- **Operating System:** Latest version of Ubuntu - **Hardware:** Dell Latitude laptop with a Contour external wireless keyboard, connected through a Dell docking station. This setup is shared with another laptop (HP) via the docking station.

    • Observations:**

- The issue seems to occur sporadically and is not reproducible on demand, adding to the frustration. - It has happened notably on the first login attempt after the computer's first boot of the day. - On one occasion, the problem led me to change my master password under the mistaken belief it had been compromised.

    • Impact:**

This intermittent recognition issue disrupts my workflow and significantly affects my user experience with Firefox. The necessity to switch input methods and the initial misinterpretation of the problem as a security concern are particularly concerning.

I hope this detailed feedback assists in identifying and resolving the issue. Thank you for your attention to this matter Firefox.

Sincerely, Daniel

Asked by Daniel 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Touchpad gestures (back, front) don't work in Flatpak Firefox

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox 307 from deb package works perfect. I wanted to give a try to Flatpak variant 306, which works well too, except two finger gest… (read more)

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox 307 from deb package works perfect. I wanted to give a try to Flatpak variant 306, which works well too, except two finger gestures back and front won't work. Scroll works. Any scheduled fix for that? Would be cool to move to flatpack completely.

Asked by osprey.alexandr 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Printers not being seen in Firefox 104.0.2

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf … (read more)

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf then print the document using the PDF viewer. I have HP4100 & HP9025 printers on my network, that all other apps can see and print to. I've refreshed Firefox & re-installed Firefox but the problem still persists. The System's printer dialog shows that both printers are available and changing default, or reinstalling the printers makes no difference. OS is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Screenshots show the printer window in Firefox, and the Printer Settings from the OS Settings window.

Asked by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

Last reply by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

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Browsing on local development URLs derives on "Unable to connect"

Hi there, I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time, I've established a new profile just for development purposes.

The local website I can't reach is "site.local.dev". My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and that URL points to a local IP on my network (resolved via /etc/hosts file on my PC).

Funny thing is that: - In dev-profile: site.local.dev does not work => "Unable to connect" and the URL bar shows https://site.local.dev even if I force it to http:// - In personal-profile: site.local.dev does work :P

I have tried with CLI tools like "wget", "hosts", "ping", "telnet" and so on and the site loads ok. Even I have used Dillo (damn simple web browser) and the site loads ok also.

Things I've tried so far: - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 (similar issue, not exactly the same).

It must be a silly thing but I'm out of options now. Perhaps anybody has faced to this situation in the past: any suggestion on this issue?.

Thanks in advance, Ibon.

Asked by Ibon Castilla Varela 2 years ago

Answered by Ibon Castilla Varela 1 year ago

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Many sites wont load i firefox, some kill the browser entirely

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser. I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I … (read more)

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser.

I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I originally had trouble with tab/window dragging operations causing the entire desktop to crash.

Removing the snap and installing from the Firefox maintained PPA fixed this issue, but a number of others remain. (Detail on this part over here on the ubuntu forums if interested)

Now many google sites simply show the loading error for ever and never recover. Some URLS can kill the browser completely. For example, this one from the Mozilla website: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-show-spinning-wheel-never-finish-load The error message is attached.

I am happy to perform more tests and provide more diagnostic if it will help. That same URL works fine from the chromium browser on the same desktop systems,as does every other site I've had issues with.

System details: Ubuntu 23.04 64 bit Firefox 113.0.2 Intel_R_ Client Systems NUC7i7BNH (Intel® Core™ i7-7567U) Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650 (Kaby Lake GT3e) (KBL GT3) Gnome 44.0 Wayland WS

Asked by jmtocher 10 months ago

Last reply by jmtocher 10 months ago

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"File exporer" window doesn't open

I want to attach a file and I click on a button (everything works perfectly on Chrome). When I click, in the console I get this error: (firefox:3264): Gtk-WARNING **: 13… (read more)

I want to attach a file and I click on a button (everything works perfectly on Chrome). When I click, in the console I get this error:

(firefox:3264): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:46.781: Can't open portal file chooser: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: L’interface « org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser » n’existe pas pour l’objet à l’emplacement /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop


Of course, nothing happens when I click. I have Ubuntu 22.04 and apparently Firefox in installed with snap, and I have this problem since snap is used to install Firefox.

If it's useful:

snap list Nom Version Révision Suivi Éditeur Notes bare 1.0 5 latest/stable canonical✓ base code b3e4e68a 129 latest/stable vscode✓ classic core 16-2.58.3 14946 latest/stable canonical✓ core core18 20230503 2751 latest/stable canonical✓ base core20 20230503 1891 latest/stable canonical✓ base core22 20230503 634 latest/stable canonical✓ base firefox 113.0.2-1 2710 latest/stable mozilla✓ - gnome-3-38-2004 0+git.6f39565 140 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - gnome-42-2204 0+git.587e965 102 latest/stable canonical✓ - gtk-common-themes 0.1-81-g442e511 1535 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snap-store 41.3-71-g709398e 959 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snapd 2.59.2 19122 latest/stable canonical✓ snapd snapd-desktop-integration 0.9 83 latest/stable/… canonical✓ -


This message is the last I'm writing before I definitely move to Chrome. I hope I'll get the help I couldn't find on other places (I saw a lot of answers telling to deactivate snap, adding a ppa or some solutions like these).

Asked by DJ Caësar 9114 10 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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Firefox Developer edition 109-b9 breaks focusing in and out of app on Ubuntu 22.10

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is mini… (read more)

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is minimised or in another workspace. I have tested this in a clean install along with a clean profile. Bitwarden and other windows seem to act weird when they are interacted with.

This all works well and good on b8 and stable. I am using wayland (Ubuntu 22.* default), but xwayland is available.

Asked by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

Answered by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

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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 o… (read more)

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 1 year ago

Last reply by nanomir 1 year ago

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Firefox 107 prevent download of pdf files

Beginning this afternoon, Firefox 107.0 for Mozilla (OS=Ubuntu 22.04) is preventing me from downloading and opening PDF files. i have to use my Win 10 PC to download PDF… (read more)

Beginning this afternoon, Firefox 107.0 for Mozilla (OS=Ubuntu 22.04) is preventing me from downloading and opening PDF files. i have to use my Win 10 PC to download PDF files.

Asked by jhlauterbach 1 year ago

Last reply by jhlauterbach 1 year ago

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snap firefox v107 cannot find my default printer

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer lis… (read more)

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer list I can see only the PDF printer, not my default printer or any other printer. Also if I click on the link "Print thru the system printer window" I see only "Print on file" and "Print on LPR" I tried the same on Chomium and there I can see my default printer My system is a Ubuntu desktop 22.04 recently updated from 20.04 LTS Thank for your work

Asked by gbonline 1 year ago

Answered by gbonline 1 year ago

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Cursor size

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. Ho… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. However, in Firefox the cursor always displayed in the smallest size.

Asked by shaishasag 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago