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I installed Kubuntu on my machine at home and wanted to add the sync to firefox. It keeps asking me for an e-mail address and password but all I have is a username and password. Is this due to "old sync" and "new sync" I keep reading about?

I tried unlinking my PC at work from the username/password sync and now I have to disable my master password as well for this email/password sync to work.

1. Is the username/password combo the old sync? 2. Is the email/password the new sync? 3. If the new sync can't work with a master password, how do I use the old sync? 4. Is this (http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html) still possible with the new sync?

I installed Kubuntu on my machine at home and wanted to add the sync to firefox. It keeps asking me for an e-mail address and password but all I have is a username and password. Is this due to "old sync" and "new sync" I keep reading about? I tried unlinking my PC at work from the username/password sync and now I have to disable my master password as well for this email/password sync to work. 1. Is the username/password combo the old sync? 2. Is the email/password the new sync? 3. If the new sync can't work with a master password, how do I use the old sync? 4. Is this (http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html) still possible with the new sync?

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I hope this answers your questions.

1. That ended before Firefox 4 was released, during the "old sync" transition for Sync becoming a built-in feature and no longer an add-on called Weave. Many of the changes came in Dec 2010. It kept working as long as the "username" was saved in the Firefox Password Manager, but the user had to remember the email address that they used when they first created their Sync account to be able to connect a new device. Overall there was no problem for most users, they could always "Pair" a new device - that email address wasn't needed to connect a new device by "Pairing". 2. Yes and no. But the new Sync got rid of "Pairing". 3. You can as long as you haven't updated your Sync account. But you can no longer create a new account for "old Sync". 4. This is the correct version of that article - for Sync 1.5 which is "new Sync": http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync-1.5.html

BTW, the "old" or previous version was 1.1 - no idea exactly when the version number 1.0 was used - and there were probably 0.# versions when it was known as Weave and was available only as an add-on.

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วิธีแก้ปัญหาที่เลือก

I hope this answers your questions.

1. That ended before Firefox 4 was released, during the "old sync" transition for Sync becoming a built-in feature and no longer an add-on called Weave. Many of the changes came in Dec 2010. It kept working as long as the "username" was saved in the Firefox Password Manager, but the user had to remember the email address that they used when they first created their Sync account to be able to connect a new device. Overall there was no problem for most users, they could always "Pair" a new device - that email address wasn't needed to connect a new device by "Pairing". 2. Yes and no. But the new Sync got rid of "Pairing". 3. You can as long as you haven't updated your Sync account. But you can no longer create a new account for "old Sync". 4. This is the correct version of that article - for Sync 1.5 which is "new Sync": http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync-1.5.html

BTW, the "old" or previous version was 1.1 - no idea exactly when the version number 1.0 was used - and there were probably 0.# versions when it was known as Weave and was available only as an add-on.

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For now I've solved my issue by manually installing Firefox 28 and linking to my account using the username/password combo. Afterwards I've upgraded again to v30. I will keep an eye on the sync version to see if a future version solves the sync/master password issue.

- Thanks for answering my question