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  1. firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to compile firefox3 on my 6.3
    box, so I used that as an excuse do a clean install of 7.0. Everything
    went fine. firefox3 comiled and runs great when started by root. But
    If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    else seen this?

    thanks,

    tf

  2. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    thefronny@gmail.com wrote:
    > For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to compile firefox3 on my 6.3
    > box, so I used that as an excuse do a clean install of 7.0. Everything
    > went fine. firefox3 comiled and runs great when started by root. But
    > If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    > nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    > every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    > apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    > else seen this?


    Maybe:

    http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.c.../freebsd-ports

    Both main and numeric keypad Enter work here:

    firefox-3.0_2,1 Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla

    FreeBSD speedy.wonkity.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Mon Jun 23 09:20:32 MDT 2008
    root@speedy.wonkity.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SPEEDY i386

    --
    Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA

  3. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    On Jul 12, 3:01*pm, Warren Block wrote:
    > thefro...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to compile firefox3 on my 6.3
    > > box, so I used that as an excuse do a clean install of 7.0. Everything
    > > went fine. firefox3 comiled and runs great when started by root. But
    > > If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    > > nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    > > every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    > > apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    > > else seen this?

    >
    > Maybe:
    >
    > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.c...urrent/freebsd....
    >
    > Both main and numeric keypad Enter work here:
    >
    > firefox-3.0_2,1 * * Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla
    >
    > FreeBSD speedy.wonkity.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Mon Jun 23 09:20:32 MDT 2008 * *
    > r...@speedy.wonkity.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SPEEDY *i386
    >
    > --
    > Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA


    Thanks for the link, on my wife's W2k/firefox3 machine it displays a
    mostly empty page. But I'll poke around. As an aside, my firefox3
    doesn't have the 'big slider' backwards button; it looks like some
    boring default 2.0.0.14 theme. Perhaps I'm missing some widgets or
    gnome-ish thing. 7.0 certainly seems faster to my eyes but the whole
    thing is rather underwhelming; my fault for thinking 7 would fold the
    laundry, but then I go where the ports are pushing and, like 4.x, I
    imagine support for the 6.x desktop will fade eventually. If it didn't
    I'd still be running 4.11. I have half a gmirror mirror with 6.3 out
    there and the itch to fall back is pretty strong but I'll keep
    plugging away at this for now. Really, everything except firefox3 has
    been a slam dunk. Nice work by the FBSD folks.

    thanks again,

    tf

  4. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    thefronny@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Jul 12, 3:01*pm, Warren Block wrote:
    >> thefro...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> > If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    >> > nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    >> > every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    >> > apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    >> > else seen this?

    >>
    >> Maybe:
    >>
    >> http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.c...urrent/freebsd...
    >>

    > Thanks for the link, on my wife's W2k/firefox3 machine it displays a
    > mostly empty page. But I'll poke around. As an aside, my firefox3
    > doesn't have the 'big slider' backwards button; it looks like some
    > boring default 2.0.0.14 theme. Perhaps I'm missing some widgets or
    > gnome-ish thing.


    The current release of Firefox 3 looks like beta quality here. The
    image bug is very evident:

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=414928

    > 7.0 certainly seems faster to my eyes but the whole thing is rather
    > underwhelming; my fault for thinking 7 would fold the laundry,


    7.0 doesn't seem any faster to me. I see a lot more obvious contention
    when doing background compiles with ULE, delayed screen updates and
    such. Maybe that would be different if I had a multicore processor.

    --
    Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA

  5. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    On Jul 12, 3:01*pm, Warren Block wrote:
    > thefro...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to compile firefox3 on my 6.3
    > > box, so I used that as an excuse do a clean install of 7.0. Everything
    > > went fine. firefox3 comiled and runs great when started by root. But
    > > If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    > > nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    > > every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    > > apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    > > else seen this?

    >
    > Maybe:
    >
    > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.c...urrent/freebsd....
    >
    > Both main and numeric keypad Enter work here:
    >
    > firefox-3.0_2,1 * * Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla
    >
    > FreeBSD speedy.wonkity.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Mon Jun 23 09:20:32 MDT 2008 * *
    > r...@speedy.wonkity.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SPEEDY *i386
    >
    > --
    > Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA


    Warren, et al

    Just this morning I was compiling firefox-2.0.0.16 on 7.0 and it
    failed with some indecipherable (to me) error message. In some kind of
    epiphany I recalled that Open Office 2.x + will also fail because, for
    space issues, I had nfs mounted a filesystem and linked to ports from
    there, and in doing so ran in to some type of 255 character limit on
    path names in OO's compile scripts. I have 18GB disks on my machine so
    I'm in a bit of a pickle there, but I do have space enough to compile
    firefox. I'm guessing firefox3 compiled (and finished) but failed at
    some widget code that didn't cause the entire compile to throw and
    error. So I created a local ports directory, csup-ed it and am
    compiling firefox3 now. I'm at work but I bet it's going to be fine,
    and I have an excuse now to buy some bigger SCSIs...

    thanks,

    tf

  6. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    On Jul 24, 10:14*am, thefro...@gmail.com wrote:

    > I'm at work but I bet it's going to be fine,
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > tf


    For the record, no, it wasn't fine. But 2.0.0.16 is snappy and I don't
    see the memory problems people say plague 2.x so now I don't really
    care; I'm going back to getting work done.

    tf

  7. Re: firefox3 ignores Enter key when run by user

    thefronny@gmail.com wrote:
    > For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to compile firefox3 on my 6.3
    > box, so I used that as an excuse do a clean install of 7.0. Everything
    > went fine. firefox3 comiled and runs great when started by root. But
    > If a user starts it it loads, takes a URL in the address bar but does
    > nothing when I hit Enter. The keyboard works perfectly (so far) with
    > every other task or application I try, although I still have a lot of
    > apps to compile so there might be another oddity out there. Has anyone
    > else seen this?
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > tf


    I am running 64-bit AMD FreeBSD 7.0. I have both Firefox 2 and 3 installed
    and I am seeing several i/o problems, especially with 3. At times both the
    keyboard and the mouse simply stop working. Restarting Firefox takes care
    of the problem. Vim also now ocasionally exhibits keyboard catatonia.
    The Firefox 2 program seems to have spontaneously disappeared (which firefox
    no longer displays a filename).

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