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norm.h



Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:03 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Forum not working in Firefox Reply with quote

I have 2 wifi laptops and a wired desktop, all running Linux Mint 13 (Mate).
This issue applies to all 3 devices, and started 2 days ago, (Friday April 26).

There is just one forum that Firefox will not connect to properly (www.fiftyplusforum.co.uk).

I can enter the site ok in FF, and choose New Posts, New Replies or My Posts (from my profile), but it won't go any further when I try to open any particular post - just get "waiting for FPF" and the spinning circle.
I get no error messages.
I've cleared cookies and cache several times.

In Opera and Google Chrome, the site is perfectly OK.
On a Win7 / IE laptop the site works correctly.

I've tried FF in Safe Mode, have reset it, and even removed, rebooted and reinstalled it, all to no avail.
Everything else works correctly, so although I'm not convinced it's a FF issue I've looked at Mozilla Help, but found no answer.

Proxy settings are the same in all 3 browsers.
I've also rebooted my router.

I tried the command suggested in: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1313193.html
"sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart"

which returned the following message:
"Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces"

Changing to OPEN DNS doesn't help either.
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heiowge
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may be one of those dinosaur-esque forums that's only designed from Internet Explorer. Not something we tend to get these days, but there are still a few out there.

I know there is a way to convince a site that you're using IE, even when you're not, but I forget how. I suggest googling it.
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norm.h



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been a member of this forum for more than 2 years, and have always accessed it with FF, until now.
I have no problem accessing it in Chrome and Opera.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first thing you should look at is whatever you changed two days ago, did you update any software?
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norm.h



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't install, remove, update, or change anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they did... Confused
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norm.h



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem seems to have gone away - don't know how
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