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Einar Lygre

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Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:51:52 pm »
If I want to use Facebook and Twitter I have to reboot to Windows Vista. Fb and Tw don't work in my Firefox browser. Here is what happens: If I just switched on my PC or rebooted eCS and open www.facebook.com (or Twitter) FF open my account as expected, but I can't go any further. If I click on a link to a friend or search anyone or want to write a comment I only get a message in the lower left corner saying Waiting for Facebook.... After a minute or so the whole page is replaced with a message saying: The connection was reset. The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. If I then try to open FB again I only get the message Waiting for Facebook... It is of no help to close FF and reopen it.
But if I before I try to open Fb removes all Fb cookies, I again can open it into my account and stop there.

Some Norwegian newspaper have frames that point to Facebook. When I browse thru the paper even in these frames the message The connection was reset.. is displayed after a short time.

But there are also other situations where the browser is waiting for something that never seems to happen. If I want to buy software from Mensys I now have to do that in Vista. After ordering the software in eCS I am directed to some security check against my bank and I have to enter password etc. and I get a single message on a blank page: Processing... That takes forever and I just have to give in.

Because of this I can't use FF for much more than browsing. Strange enough I can do all my bank transaction with my main bank without problems, the same bank that is controlling my credit card info when buying from Mensys.

Versions: ecS 2.1,  - FF 10.0.11. But I have had the problems thru earlier versions of both eCS and FF.

Can anyone help me out of this situation?

Einar



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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 02:50:21 pm »
Hi Einar, I don't know if this apply to your problems, but you can try: 1) In the settings page under "Advanced" there is something about network/proxies etc. Sometimes none of this options are set. Check the appropriate e.g. "direct connection to the internet". This setting caused me trouble on a single site once (I think). 2) Check that you have SET NSPR_OS2_NO_HIRES_TIMER=1  in your config.sys and that it is not rem:ed - this may cause troubles with timeouts.

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 05:40:36 pm »
I have noticed a problem with some DNS servers and eCs. Try manually using a different DNS server.
For a test try 71.246.225.59

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 06:15:21 pm »
Try with Qupzilla instead of Firefox to see if that will work. I have a slight problem with Firefox and Facebook that doesn't show when using Qupzilla.

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 12:47:06 am »
Einar, do you have any add-ons like noscript, flash block, adblock plus etc.?  If so check their settings you may need to either block something ow unblock something else.

One big problem we do have is that some sites try to open a link to the youtube back end and since we don't have a reliable flash player it times out and stops loading the remainder of the page.  I have to block that - ytimg.com - for several sites to allow them to open.

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 10:07:59 pm »
Thank you all for your answers. They did not solve my problem, but I think I am a step closer to the solution -> reinstall ecs2.1. I have both ecs 2.0 and ecs 2.1 installed. I never dare to remove the old one before I am sure everything works ok for me, and 2.1 don't.
I have Firefox 6 on 2.0 and I can access Facebook etc as expected. I have FF 10.0.11 on 2.1 and it does not work. If I run FF 10.0.11 from ecs 2.0 it works. If I run FF 6 from ecs 2.1 it does not work. So the problem is not in FF. I have experimented with the profiles and add-ons and config.sys, but it didn't change anything.
So let it be. I am now leaving home for a long journey and when I am back in march I will reinstall 2.1 or hopefully, 2.2 then is ready.
Einar

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 07:35:11 am »
Make sure you have set
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gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled=false
You may set that by using about:config

This definitely fixes non-flash related Facebook crashes. The same applies for several other sites - don't know for Twitter at the moment.

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 07:10:28 am »
Make sure you have set
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gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled=false
You may set that by using about:config

This definitely fixes non-flash related Facebook crashes. The same applies for several other sites - don't know for Twitter at the moment.

That should be set automatically now, especially on the latest ESR releases though doesn't hurt to double check.
Einar needs to do a couple of tests. Start Firefox in safe-mode, easiest by going to help --> restart with addons disabled. And try a new profile by starting firefox -profilemanager and creating a new profile.
From the sounds of it he has separate profiles on 2.0 and 2.1 with the 2.1 one broken but until he returns and tests more...

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Re: Can't use Facebook and Twitter in Firefox
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 07:57:40 am »
Ah, interesting.

I am still using the older 8.0.1, because with the 10.0.12 I cannot get Facebook Chat to work ("Cannot connect ..."), even with a new profile.