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Re: Firefox not reading prefs.js [SOLVED]



On 20/06/09 15:37, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> On 20/06/09 10:57, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
>> Few days ago I updated firefox to firefox-3.0.11-1.fc10.i386 on my F10
>> system and since then it has started as if prefs.js does not exist. I can
>> change the settings via Edit -> Preferences but they are disregarded at next
>> start of firefox.
>>
>> Am I missing some option with this version or should I report the issue to
>> bugzilla?
>>
> Further studies have shown that with a new profile changes can be made to
> preferences, so it must be a problem migrating the old prefs.js to the new
> version of firefox. Is there a way to verify the validity of a prefs.js?
> 
It turned out to be a permission problem with prefs.js. For some reason the
ownership had been changed to root:root with mode bits 600. Changing it back
to userID:userID and 644 solved the problem. But why it had been changed
root ownership is a mystery to me.

-- 
Erik.


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