Firefox configuration problem
rjhjr at cox.net
Sat Feb 19 00:40:00 GMT 2005
On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 06:04:24PM -0500, Mike Hauber wrote:
> On Friday 18 February 2005 04:42 pm, Bob Hall wrote:
> > uname -a
> > FreeBSD kongemord.krig.net 5.2.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE
> > #0: Mon Sep 13 00:17:04 EDT 2004
> > root at kongemord.krig.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/KONGEMORD0 i386
> > Port: firefox-1.0_7,1
> > Firefox can't write to its configuration files when I make
> > changes. I can manually edit them. The bookmark and prefs.js
> > files are both owned by the same user that runs Firefox.
> > I had no problems with previous versions of Firefox. Version 1
> > works fine on Windows.
> > I've googled and searched the mail archives but I can't find
> > anything on this.
> Have you tried rm'ing ~/.mozilla/firefox? I seem to remember
> running into that after an upgrade a while back, but I don't
> remember what I did to solve it (I do remember deleting the
> directory and letting firefox recreate it, though).
> As a side note, don't forget to backup/export your bookmarks.
> That's something I _didn't_ do. :)
Thanks. I tried deleting just the config file and bookmark file, but
that didn't work. Deleting the entire .mozilla directory (after backing
up) did the trick.
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