Firefox on Dapper fails on https even though mozilla-psm is installed
forsberg at efod.se
Wed Apr 26 18:42:16 UTC 2006
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"Darryl Clarke" <smartssa at gmail.com> writes:
>> My firefox is causing trouble. It refuses to visit https sites,
>> instead giving me this error message:
>> Unexpected response from server Firefox doesn't know how to
>> communicate with the server.
>> * Check to make sure your system has the Personal Security Manager
>> * This might be due to a non-standard configuration on the
>> This is odd, since mozilla-psm is indeed installed:
>> I've tried purging (dpkg --purge) firefox, mozilla and mozilla-psm
>> then reinstalling. Didn't help. I've also tried removing my ~/.mozilla
>> to see if the problem was profile-related - didn't help.
>> Mozilla happily visits https sites, so the mozilla-psm library seems
>> to work at least partially.
>> Any help on this would be appreciated!
> mozilla-psm is specific to the mozilla-suite.
Yeah, you're right. I was confused.
> If you've reinstalled FF and it's still failing, It's probably a local
> user configuration issue.
> The firefox profile is in ~/.firefox/
Well, mine is in ~/.mozilla/firefox, and if I make a new profile, it's
placed there as well.
I think the location of firefox profiles has varied over the years,
and if you already had one in one of the possible locations, it'll
> Before blowing away your profile though, you can create a new one to
> test by running 'firefox -ProfileManager'
Tried that, didn't help. Also tried running firefox as a different
user (root), didn't help either. Irritating.
Unfortunately not, but thanks anyway!
Erik Forsberg http://efod.se
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