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    Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Hi,

    The problem is Firefox won't open while the network manager has already established an adsl connection.

    When I click on the FF icon it says starting FF & then nothing happens.
    Now, just as soon as I disconnect my adsl connection FF opens instantly.

    Note: I only clicked it once while connected to the internet. I didn't click it again after disconnecting the adsl connection.

    Now that FF is already running I can easily redial my ISP & start browsing.

    Typing firefox at the terminal prints nothing.

    OS:Lucid 64
    FF Ver. 3.6.9
    apparmor for firefox is enabled.

    Addons

    Last edited by linuxyogi; September 13th, 2010 at 07:47 PM.
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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Very strange... never heard of this. Try the latest FF 4.0 just to check if it works.

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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    try the safe mode:

    firefox -safe-mode

    I bet it has something to do with autoupdating.

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    Wink Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Go to Administration > System Monitor and see if Firefox is running, if so right click on the Firefox entry and select End Process.

    It's just a shot in the dark but it may sort it.

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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas666 View Post
    try the safe mode:

    firefox -safe-mode

    I bet it has something to do with autoupdating.
    Actually this problem doesn't happen on every boot.
    Its not exactly within my control.
    So, the next time it happens I'll try firefox -safe-mode & tell you what happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by scouser73 View Post
    Go to Administration > System Monitor and see if Firefox is running, if so right click on the Firefox entry and select End Process.

    It's just a shot in the dark but it may sort it.
    Already did that.
    After ending the processes when I try to start firefox, as usual it fails to start.
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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas666 View Post
    try the safe mode:
    firefox -safe-mode
    Tried firefox -safe-mode.
    Didn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas666 View Post
    I bet it has something to do with autoupdating.
    I searched the processes list in System Monitor didn't find "apt" there.
    Last edited by linuxyogi; September 15th, 2010 at 04:06 AM.
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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    No one?
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    Re: Firefox Won't Open While Connected to the Internet !!!

    Guys, I am facing this problem every time I boot.

    Tried uninstalling FF and reinstalling it.
    Disabled the apparmor profile for firefox.

    None helped.

    Do I have to install Lucid all over again ?
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