Firefox ignores any connection not made via network-manager

Bug #769708 reported by jkohler2 on 2011-04-24
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 with, presumably, the latest version of firefox. I use Gnome-PPP
from a terminal prompt at the superuser level. Once the connection is made, I start firefox, which
gives a dialog box saying the "work offline" box is checked and needs to be unchecked. When I uncheck
"work offline" my dialup connection works fine. This is an old bug, still happening.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.50-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 23 20:28:32 2011
 firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007.1)
SourcePackage: firefox

jkohler2 (jkohler2) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Does network manager indicate whether you are online or offline? Firefox gets the network status from there, so if network manager says you are not connected, then Firefox is behaving as expected. There is a pref to disable this check though (network.manage-offline-status in Firefox 4, although it was called something else in Firefox 3.6)

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I wonder if using ntrack ( would fix this

summary: - "work offline" must be unchecked before firefox starts on dial-up
+ Firefox ignores any connection not made via network-manager
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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