Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#16 by brokenman » 25 Aug 2013, 22:09

In short, if always fresh mode works then something in your 'changes' file/folder is messing things up. It should be enough to remove the /home/guest/.mozilla folder from your changes file/folder.

After booting into porteus, open a console and give us the output of: cat /proc/cmdline
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#17 by williepabon » 26 Aug 2013, 03:07

After booting into porteus, open a console and give us the output of: cat /proc/cmdline
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Here's the information you requested:

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uest@porteus:~$ cat /proc/cmdline
quiet initrd=initrd.xz nomagic base_only norootcopy  BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz
The login issue occurs when I boot in the first mode. In always fresh doesn't occur but, I want the network configuration to be persistent in always fresh, or fix the problem for the first mode boot. I'm a newbie on this, and if to fix the problem what I need to do is, "to remove the /home/guest/.mozilla folder from your changes file/folder", help me to identify the changes file/folder (I know where is /home/guest/.mozilla). Thanks.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#18 by Hamza » 26 Aug 2013, 08:55

Hi,

Are you using a proxy ?

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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#19 by williepabon » 26 Aug 2013, 15:28

Hamza wrote:Hi,

Are you using a proxy ?

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Negative. My Porteus is in a usb flash drive connected to a laptop.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#20 by brokenman » 27 Aug 2013, 03:17

This was the output after booting into fresh mode. I really needed to see the output when booted into the mode when you are having the problems.

In any case, boot into the normal mode where you have the problems with firefox (the new version). Open a console and switch to root by typing: su (the password is toor)
You should see a red prompt called root@porteus
Now remove the mozilla folder: rm -rf /home/guest/.mozilla
Restart firefox and try to login again.

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#21 by williepabon » 27 Aug 2013, 13:10

brokenman:
Thanks for answering. I really want this OS to work with me (I'm an Ubuntu Linux user) because of its loading speed and 'cause its so nimble, but problems keep appearing. You said:
This was the output after booting into fresh mode. I really needed to see the output when booted into the mode when you are having the problems.
This is it:

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guest@porteus:~$ cat /proc/cmdline
quiet initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz
Next thing I'll be doing is the command to remove the .mozilla folder from my guest account, as you suggested. Clarify me on this, but I suspect that when I do this the configurations that I have for my Chrome browser will also be gone (I have Chrome synced with my Google account in the cloud). I'll keep you posted of what happens.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#22 by brokenman » 27 Aug 2013, 13:28

From this info I can see that your are using a linux partition and saving changes directly to a folder somewhere in the root of where porteus boots from. Please make a backup of the .mozilla folder just in case something goes wrong. Removing the .mozilla folder should not effect your chrome install but it will wipe any customizations you've made to firefox where, I believe, the problem lies.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#23 by williepabon » 27 Aug 2013, 13:45

brokenman:
Thanks for answering so fast. The problem was solved by removing .mozilla folder and then starting the browser without importing bookmarks from Chrome. Something in the import activity is screwing things up. I wish I could test this theory by importing bookmarks from Chrome again to see what happens.Thanks again.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#24 by williepabon » 27 Aug 2013, 16:39

brokenman:
VERIFIED. The problem happens when I import bookmarks, cookies, etc data from Chrome to Firefox. Something on that activity is causing the problem. Just to let you know.
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Re: Can't login to the forum using Mozilla Firefox

Post#25 by brokenman » 28 Aug 2013, 00:16

I wish I could test this theory by importing bookmarks from Chrome again to see what happens.
I see you have the curious nature of a linux user and went ahead and tried something. Good on ya. Looks like you've identified an upstream bug in either the way chrome exports bookmarks, or the way firefox imports bookmarks. This is not uncommon with competing software and both browsers prefer your attention. Google have been known to tweak things in their favor before.

It is a little strange how the company owned by the wife of a top ranking google employee appears at number one in google searches.

In the end I would rely on exporting bookmarks into some type of universal .csv file or other well used text format and then importing into firefox. I've never tried it as I usually manually enter all my websites.
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