[ubuntu-uk] Firefox3 on network
Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 20 12:01:08 BST 2008
Michael G Fletcher wrote:
>> I've been experimenting with a single 8.04 machine running FF3.
>> Bookmarks work properly if the profile is on the machine itself. When I
>> move the profile to the network drive, FF3 appears to run OK, but I
>> cannot add, delete or organise bookmarks - which rather defeats the
>> whole object!
>> <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> This may be obvious and you covered it already, but does the machine running
> FF3 have write permission to where the bookmarks are stored on the network?
Update on this experiment:
I can run FF3 (including adding and removing bookmarks) perfectly with
the profile on a jump drive (msdos format); but I can't get a networked
profile to handle bookmarks. (Network drive is FAT32 accessed via
Samba; Thunderbird profile there works perfectly.)
I am now completely stumped by this, and any suggestions would be very
(In practice, I now know my various computers can share an FF3 profile
and bookmarks off a jump drive. But I'd still like to understand what
the problem is with the network drive method - especially as this is the
Mozilla-recommended way of sharing a profile. And yes, I did ask on the
forums there - no replies at all!)
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