Firefox menus unresposive, output Usage:program_name [address][:port]

Reported by theking2 on 2010-02-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Firefox 3.6 Namoroka's menu's are nearly unresponsive (menues appear after 5-6 sec after click). The following output is created in the console from where firefox was started:

 Usage:program_name [address][:port]

firefox was completely remove and reinstalled. all plugins were removed the settings folder .mozilla was removed.

theking2 (johannes-kingma) wrote :

The reason for this problem was the ommision of localhost in /etc/hosts. After adding this line Firefox and the menus worked fine again.

dencrypt (dencrypt) wrote :

If this does not work you may be missing your lo in ifconfig.

# ifconfig lo

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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