Firefox 3.6 x86_64 problem

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Fri Feb 5 18:52:23 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 02/04/2010 08:16 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 02/04/2010 10:22 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>>> I'm using: Mozilla/5.0 (X11;U;Linux x86_64;en-US;rv:1.9.2)Gecko/20100123
>>>> 	   Ubuntu/9.10(karmic)Firefox/3.6.
>>>> In preferences if I set: History->Firefox will: Use custom settings 
>>>> for    			 history and check (x) Accept cookies from sites 			 and 
>>>> uncheck () Accept third party cookies and 					 set Keep until: ask me 
>>>> every time.
>>>> With this setting sites will not load. The status bar  will display 
>>>> Loading... forever.  On other platforms including 32bit Ubuntu it will 
>>>> show a dialog and state the site wants to set a cookie and ask if you 
>>>> want to accept it and provide a checkbox to make this the default 
>>>> setting for this site.
>>> And where did you get this version?
> Not Found
> The requested URL /main was not found on this server.
> Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g Server at
> Port 80

My bad, guess I wasn't complete with my answer. 
is what shows up in the Origin section of Synaptic Package Manager.  The 
installed version shows as 3.6+nobinonly-oubuntu1~mfs~karmic1. Googling 
that gives which seems to 
be the right page.  I got the version I am using by adding the ppa to 

>>>> This happened in my default profile. Since I had imported a bookmark 
>>>> file I setup a new, clean test profile and it was the same.
>>>> I wonder if anyone else sees this same behaviour?  I'm thinking of 
>>>> filing a bug, but if it's just me I would want to dig a little deeper so 
>>>> I don't waste their time.
>>>> BE WARNED if you try this and are using multiple profiles and having 
>>>> Firefox offer you the option of which profile to use on startup the next 
>>>> time you start Firefox it will start in whatever profile was active when 
>>>> you shut it down. To get the multiple profiles option back I had to 
>>>> clear the cache, shutdown Firefox and reboot Ubuntu.
>>> I suggest you read:
>> OK, I've read that before when working with profiles on my other 
>> platform. I was just using profiles to try to troubleshoot my problem.
> Yes. Using different profiles to troubleshoot problems is always a good
> idea. My point in giving you the link was your "BE WARNED" statement...
> <>
> See the little 'Don't ask at startup' box? Unchceck it when you are
> using a test profile, that way you'll get the option to select the
> profile when you restart firefox. You can check it again when you are
> finished testing.

I wrote that warning because after trying the "ask me every time" 
setting if I shutdown Firefox and restarted it, I would not be given the 
option to choose my profile, it loaded directly to the profile I was 
using when I shutdown.  The only way I could get the choice back was to 
clear the cache and restart Ubuntu. May be there is a less drastic way 
to do it but this way worked for me everytime.  I put the warning there 
as I didn't want people messing up there system just to try to help me.

Regards,  Jim

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