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Re: [opensuse] How to get firefox to start in online mode
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:59:49 +0100
  • Message-id: <45B08885.1070106@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Stevens wrote:
> Hey, here's another problem that I've seen. I installed 10.2 on my
> mom's 'puter and each time Firefox is started, it starts in "offline"
> mode. That is damned irritationg to me and somewhat confusing to her.
>
> Mihamina suggested "You should just make the Firefox home page either a
> blank page or http://localhost/ (if a web server is set up) or file:/// as
> last choice."
>
> That might work, but since Mom is dialed in and on the net before Firefox
> is started, she expects it to be in online mode and the home page to be
> what she wants it to be.
>
> Can someone explain why Firefox stays offline even when a dialup connection
> is made?

So most probably NetworkManager is activated on the system but not used
for the dialup connection. This is a known issue since NetworkManager
still thinks the machine is offline. If NetworkManager is not needed
(e.g. for WiFi) you should deactivate it, which would fix the problem.

Wolfgang
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