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Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

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Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 - check - 10.6.8 Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor - check - 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 512 MB of RAM - check - 2 Gb 200 MB hard drive space - check - 130.81Gb free

Is there some kind of hidden requirement I don't know about?

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

ok, when i look closer it seems like your useragent is overwritten by some sort of toolbar or adware. please refer to this article in order to reset the user-agent settings in firefox, then it should work: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

hello jashton34, did you write your question from the system affected? because its useragent (the information the browser sends to websites to identify its version and system where it's running) says it's on Mac OS X 10.5...

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

Thanks madperson, Yes, I did write my question from the same system, but I'm running 10.6, I promise. The system came with 10.5 installed but I upgraded to 10.6 a while ago. Here's a copy and past from my system profiler, and I've attached a screen shot of my About This Mac.

System Software Overview:

 System Version:	Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
 Kernel Version:	Darwin 10.8.0
 Boot Volume:	Macintosh HD
 Boot Mode:	Normal
 Computer Name:	Jeff Ashton's Computer (2)
 User Name:	Jeff Ashton (jeffashton)
 Secure Virtual Memory:	Not Enabled
 64-bit Kernel and Extensions:	No
 Time since boot:	15 days 14 minutes

The useragent is clearly a liar, do you know if there's any way to fix that?

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

ok, when i look closer it seems like your useragent is overwritten by some sort of toolbar or adware. please refer to this article in order to reset the user-agent settings in firefox, then it should work: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

That fixed it. You're a Rockstar, madperson, thanks!

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

Hello! I have the same problem, I tryed to follow the steps to fix it myself but I couldnt reset 3 elements that where showew in the search, it was not possible, I would really apreciate your help!

Thank you

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

hello viturbo, without more information its difficult to know what might be going wrong...

when the preferences concerning the user-agent in about:config were not shown in bold that means they were already set to their default & can't be reset. please go to help > troubleshooting information, copy the whole contents of this page & paste them here into a forum reply, this might give us some further clues. thank you

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

& what kind of user-agent information is shown on that page? for jashton34, the question owner, it looked like this for example: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 FBSMTWB

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Re: Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

Hello!, thanks for your help, I dont know if its this what you mean.. I had to click a link because in the page was any info like that..

Compiler Version Compiler flags gcc-4.0 -arch ppc gcc version 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) -I/usr/X11/include -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -W -Wno-long-long -gdwarf-2 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -fno-strict-aliasing -fpascal-strings -fno-common -pthread -DNO_X11 -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -O3 g++-4.0 -arch ppc gcc version 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) -I/usr/X11/include -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -Wcast-align -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wno-long-long -gdwarf-2 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -fno-strict-aliasing -fpascal-strings -fno-common -fshort-wchar -pthread -DNO_X11 -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -O3