[Ilugc] firefox10 network manager does not know that network
steve at lonetwin.net
Sun Feb 15 22:49:22 IST 2009
Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> I normally access the internet through my tata indicom usb modem. In
> fedora10 I go to system-network and activate the modem. Network is up,
> email, ssh, http etc all work, but network manager icon shows a red X.
This is because, the configured network interface (your usb modem) is not
'controlled' by Network Manager (ie: if you run system-config-network, select
the interface, and click on 'Edit', in the 'General' tab, you'll see 'Controlled
by NetworkManager' unchecked)
> So if
> I try to run the gui software installer, it says 'no network found'. On
> starting firefox and kmail, both go into offline mode because network
> manager tells them that there is no network. I have to manually poke them
> to get them to work.
This is a known issue with Firefox.
> I demo'd the bug at gnunify, and the best brains of RH
> tried to do something. So far no success, but the asked me to post the bug
> here so they could reply when fixed.
Workaround (or fix ...depends on the way you see it) is,
a. In firefox, go to "about:config"
b. search for "toolkit.networkmanager.disable"
c. set it's value to True
I am sorry, but i don't know about Kmail. ...but for those of you seeing the
same problem in Thunderbird, you'd have to go to
"Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General->config editor" and do steps (b) & (c) above.
Hope that helps,
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