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Re: Why is Firefox such a beast?? -- New trouble

On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:16:14 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 18:42 +0000, I Beartooth wrote:
>> 	I'm getting confused as between machines, which is which; but
>> Firefox has come up with another little nasty trick on at least two of
>> them : when it does launch, it does so in offline mode -- and then
>> complains because it can't refresh various sites.
> Are you running NetworkManager? If so, is NM managing your default
> interface? If it's running but thinks it's offline (even if it really
> isn't), Firefox may also think it's offline. This happens with Evolution
> as well, which is why I mention it as a possibility.

	When I clicked the launcher for system-config-services and gave 
it root's password, NM came up marked Disabled. But the minute I 
highlighted it, it both enabled and started itself. So I re-disabled and 
re-stopped it.

	Then I restarted Firefox -- id est, tried to, with its updater. 
It flashed something into the proper square on the workspace switcher; I 
clicked to go there, and found it trying to open Firefox. It failed 

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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