Joined: July 2005
||Posted: April 24 2008,06:35
Solved the problem. I am behind a firewall/proxy server. If I run any other version of firefox (I tried the gtk2 v1.0.4 & nongtk v188.8.131.52 versions mounted as uci's) & set the proxy server the default version of firefox runs ok. If I remove the proxy server from the settings using one of these versions the default version hangs. The default version of firefox (2.0) obviously needs to access something during loading & is hanging during the initialization phase. This presumably means that you MUST have an active internet connection with no proxy server on it to be able to run this version of firefox as it is set up in DSL - surely not what John intended?
EDIT: After some more testing:
When the default Fx runs it opens a page at dslos.com/start. If the start page is then set to blank the next time it is run it displays a blank page. However.... if another version of Fx is run (e.g. 184.108.40.206) then the next time the default version is run it opens 2 tabs - one with dlsos.com./start & one being the blank page.
Now: Once the default version is running all is ok, unless another version is run, in which case it tries to open the dslos.com site & hangs if it can't get an answer (e.g. not active internet connection or proxy not set properly) & you can't get in to change the settings, unless you can remember how to edit the prefs.js file.
This customized version of Fx really sucks & needs removing. It is certainly not a good advert for DSL (sorry to be so harsh, but I like DSL & really don't like what John is trying to do here - push up website traffic).
EDIT2: The default version will eventually start - some-time after 2 minutes from clicking the icon (normal, unhindered startup of the default Fx on this system is <1 sec)