Oracle Linux 7, FF 68.2 ESR, recent update to Flash 184.108.40.2063, I check in Addons that newest Flash is there (had issues a few weeks ago where I had to remove pluginreg.d…
Oracle Linux 7, FF 68.2 ESR, recent update to Flash 220.127.116.113, I check in Addons that newest Flash is there (had issues a few weeks ago where I had to remove pluginreg.dat as 18.104.22.1680 wouldn't get noticed and FF thought it was 22.214.171.124 still, complaining I had an out-of-date version), and surprise - both Flash and IcedTea aren't there.
So I confidently close FF, remove pluginreg.dat, fire FF up again - but no dice.
Check contents of pluginreg.dat, and here they are:
Generated File. Do not edit. [HEADER] Version:0.19t:$ Arch:x86_64-gcc3:$ [PLUGINS] [INVALID] /usr/lib64/IcedTeaPlugin.so:$ 1564598268000:$ /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so:$ 1572453153000:$
Funny, so I try downgrading Flash via YUM, which can't be done as Adobe promptly removes old versions from its repos. OK, so I just YUM erase Flash, only to achieve an INVALID IcedTea plugin. What?
Did I perhaps use FF 68.2 for 2 weeks without noticing the issue? Well if that's the case a downgrade to 68.1 will fix things, right? So I re-add via YUM the latest Flash plugin, but alas 68.1 still thinks that and IcedTea are INVALID.
Mumble. Well let me get the big hammer and further downgrade to FF 60.9, remove pluginreg.dat, fire FF up again and... oh. Still INVALID. Now I'm 100% sure there's something weird - but what is it?
Long story short, even creating an entirely new UNIX user and firing up FF which obviously created a new profile from scratch, it gets the same pluginreg.dat right off the bat with Flash and IcedTea plugins marked as INVALID.
So, what are the further debugging steps here as I guess I'm out of options?
I can call up the web page but when i try to log on it asks for my log in details but then goes round in a circle, from a redirection page back to the log in page. Have l…
I can call up the web page but when i try to log on it asks for my log in details but then goes round in a circle, from a redirection page back to the log in page. Have logged in successfully when using Chrome. This started around 22 October 19
I know this has been asked before. And solutions included clearing browser cookies, disabling add-ons, resetting the browser, & coping urls and pasting into address b…
I know this has been asked before. And solutions included clearing browser cookies, disabling add-ons, resetting the browser, & coping urls and pasting into address bar. I've completely uninstalled Firefox and deleted all firefox data, profiles, user folders, etc. from my computer. Then used a freshly downloaded installer to reinstall Firefox, with a completely clean profile and no add-ons. I still get this error. I've even tried this with Firefox ESR (Extended support release).
Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6 Here's the routine with FF on this machine: If FF 68.0.2 is running, after a while I will try to open a new tab and be told "Sorry we need to…
Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6
Here's the routine with FF on this machine: If FF 68.0.2 is running, after a while I will try to open a new tab and be told "Sorry we need to do one small thing to keep going, FF has been updated in the background, Restart FF" I do so. It opens up a new, clean profile in a new window (About FF now says 68.0.1 in this version of FF, and it downloads 68.0.2 and prompts to Restart FF (again)). At which point it runs "a new helper tool" and re-updates FF to 68.0.2. I then have to mess with about:profiles to go back to my profile. Things then run routinely for a few hours or a day, before the whole routine starts over again.
Alternately, if FF 68.0.2 is not running, if I open it (after opening and closing it several times without issue), I will get a message that "You've launched an older version of FF, Create New Profile or Quit". Create New Profile leads me through the routine above.
Versions of the above routine have happened not just between 68.0.2 and 68.0.1, but also between earlier version updates. That is, this has been going on for months. It does seem in the last couple of weeks that the interval of time has shortened and I'm having to do this routine everyday or even multiple times a day. I have no problems like this with FF on any other machine.
Trashing FF and re-dl'ing from Mozilla. No dice. Trashing FF, trashing Library/Cache/Mozilla and Firefox folders. No dice. Trashing FF, trashing Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles (and re-signing in to retrieve my existing bookmarks etc and re-setting up View and other Preferences). No dice.
If anyone has any ideas, I'll be grateful, thanks in advance.