ubuntu 8.04 Firefox is working offline when double clicking on icon

Asked by Rajinder Sandhu on 2008-04-03

firefox 3.0b4 came by default with ubuntu hardy heron 8.04 is starting in work offline mode when double clicking it, we have to manually bring it to online to visit web sites. Pl help

Thanks
Rajinder Sandhu

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2008-10-07
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2008-10-23
Zorg (ettore27) said : #1

It's a noticed bug in Ubuntu 8.04 beta release.
It should be probably fixed soon, before stable "hardy" will be released.

Bye

kas (kirk-sauber) said : #2

OK - Obviously it wasn't fixed before 8.04 was released.

I'm am unsure why Firefox 3 beta 5, or any other beta version software was included with this release.
Seems more than a little strange (to say the least!) to me.

Is there any projection as to when the fix will be released? Is there any to install Firefox 2 instead? I like that version much better than what I've seen of v3.

Constantine Evans (cevans) said : #3

The problem here is that the automatic offline mode in Firefox is considered a feature, not a bug. Also, if it's happening while you are actually connected, the bug is in NetworkManager, not Firefox. Disabling NetworkManager if you aren't using it to connect should stop it from telling Firefox that the computer is offline. There have also been mentions of changing browser.offline to false in about:config in Firefox to fix the problem, but I'm unsure as to whether that is actually a viable solution.

Firefox 2, which doesn't have the rather unreliable and dubious feature, can be installed with the package firefox-2 in the repositories.

Peter (nitep) said : #4

The bug is in firefox and evolution. Thunderbird starts off online.

thkaal (thkaal) said : #5

So, how do we disable this...."feature?"

Abdulaziz Junaid (dulajun) said : #6

How to stop NetworkManager from telling Firefox that the computer is offline?

Peter (nitep) said : #7

I spotted this on an ubuntu forum yesterday, tried it and it works on my dialup.

Open the terminal (Apllication-->accesories--->terminal) and type "sudo gedit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/NetworkManager.conf".
Then you replace the
<allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"/> with
<deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"/> (there are three it the text). Then save the changes and reboot. This will not permit firefox (or pidgin) to communicate with network manager and the state will be always online in firefox...
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Abdulaziz Junaid (dulajun) said : #8

It's good. Thanks.

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #9

Thanks it has started working fine for the past two months when it was
updated in terminal with sudo apt-get update looks like firefox team is
working on it.
Thanks all who answered me.

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> It's good. Thanks.
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Rajinder

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #11

Solved
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 3:33 AM, Rajinder Sandhu <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #28829 on firefox in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/28829
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Thanks it has started working fine for the past two months when it was
> updated in terminal with sudo apt-get update looks like firefox team is
> working on it.
> Thanks all who answered me.
>
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Abdulaziz Junaid <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #28829 on firefox in ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/28829
> >
> > Abdulaziz Junaid proposed the following answer:
> > It's good. Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/28829/+confirm?answer_id=7
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/28829
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> > You received this question notification because you are a direct
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