I am running Debian testing on my box and iceweasel 5 with several addons. My question is the following: is there a way to export above all my addons settings to a file? I would like to be able to install on another debian machine the same iceweasel 5 and have the same addons installed (if I could have even the same toolbar it would be dream) automatically.
I have been a casual Debian Wheezy user for quite some time now. And one of the things that alarms me is that how does Iceweasel keep itself up to date on the latest secuirty patches ? I also use Windows on my desktop and it is dual booted with Linux. In Windows I use Nightly build of FireFox. They update themselves almost everyday. Normal Firefox also seems to update pretty often. But Iceweasel only updates if I do an aptitude full-upgrade
And that is also once a month. So how is Iceweasel expected to be secure if there is such a long delay in the patches ? Iceweasel also does'nt have a "Check for updates" options like Firefox.
Won't we be better off using the normal Firefox on Debian distributions ? IMO that gives faster patches for security issues.
Also does Iceweasel use Flash Player or gnash ? Because running dpkg gives me the following output-:
Code: Select allsreyan@debian:/usr/share/dict$ dpkg -s gnash dpkg-query: package 'gnash' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
Flash Player also has individual updates in Windows which is maybe once every 2 weeks. I also don't see that in Debian. Flash players need to be kept up to date since they are responsible for most security breaches.
I had started a thread some time ago where a user commented that Iceweasel was out of date and needed to be replaced by Firefox. [URL] .....
So why is the Debian community still sticking to Iceweasel ? Why not switch to Firefox like Ubuntu ?
Iceweasel uses to much computing resources without reason.
In my desktop, where I keep some system monitoring tools at close view, I could notice Iceweasel extensively using system resources, but of course memory is expected from whatever is being loaded on the webs, cpu however, it kept a steady 18% on my 6 core AMD FX6300, this is enough to keep the processor's temperature a whole ~20℃ above idle.
Since then, I've installed a proper watercooler to keep temps reasonable in this hot CPU. But still, that’s too much processing required for webbrowsing alone, and this is not considering heavier stuff like flash, youtube and etc.
Compared to KDE's proposed browser konqueror, and an new alternative Qupzilla, they're much lighter and consequently much faster.
I'm running iceweasel 44.0.2 on debian stretch w/ xfce. I'm suddenly having a problem with iceweasel freezing and subsequently freezing my desktop. It can be fixed by deleting the .mozilla file (cache?). When iceweasel starts freezing up, the other browsers (both chromium and chrome) freeze up as well. I honestly don't even know how to start to address what is going on.
I noticed that the "Bookmarks" menu in Iceweasel was totally empty. I quit IW and started it again, and the problem persisted. I disabled all my addons, restarted again, and they were still gone. I tried to restore them (the backup copies are stored as JSON files in ~/.mozilla) from Bookmarks -> Organize -> Import -> Restore, but I got "unable to process the backup file" for each of the backups.
I installed Squeeze on an eeepc 900.Everything seems to work well, except for one thing: iceweasel, when drawing certain windows, likes to crash the entire KDE session. This is 100% replicable simply by right-clicking on a bookmark put on the bookmarks menu toolbar, and trying to go to "properites" on that item. It only does this, however, on my wife's eeepc 900, it does not happen on my 900A (different gpu and cpu though...). the two systems have the same packages installed.
The most frustrating thing is that there is no error output whatsoever. I have looked through all the logs in /var/log, and I couldn't find anything. I have run iceweasel from the command line and redirected its output to a file, but the whole system hard-locked, and when I rebooted, there was no log file. I have started X using "startx" instead of using kdm, and I cannot see any output to the VT that kicked it off because the system hard-locks.
As far as I can see, it only happens in iceweasel. If I disable compositing, it becomes stable again -- but I don't want to have to do this, as it interferes with features she is accustomed to.Oh yes, I should also add that this netbook worked fine under eeebuntu and compiz -- never an issue.
I've had some minor scrolling issues with iceweasel-4 which mostly did not draw my attention until yesterday when scrolling this page : [URK]. Scrolling was choppy.....
Some others things I've noticed : running iceweasel-4 in virtualbox ( minimal gnome installation Sid ) , running iceweasel-4 in virtualbox ( minimal KDE installation Squeeze with gnome-themes added to be sure ) did not have these scrolling issues.....( so is nvidia to be blamed ? ) I was about to remove the nvidia driver ( from nvidia.com ) and replace it with nvidia driver from Debian when I tried just one more step: Added deb [URL] unstable main to sources.list and upgraded libcairo2 from version 1.10.2-1.1~bpo60+1 ( squeeze-backports ) to version 1.10.2-6.1
There are some sites who are for example U.S.-only...Using Windows and Firefox, it often helped to just install Modify Headers, set it up correctly and you're done (it changes your ip-address you show to a website) Using a proxy really slows your connection down, but the app didn't.Is there an app for Iceweasel pretty the same, or at least one being able to do the same?
So the other day I installed Debian Wheezy on my Sun Blade 150. While the OS is installed fine, all the webkit based browsers continuously crash after a few pages. So, I tried to download IceWeasel since it wasn't installed when I tried installing Debain off the DVD. The only problem is, it won't install as the Xulrunner version it requests is xulrunner-24.0_24.5.0esr-1~deb7u1_sparc, however the only version available on the repositories is newer. Is there any way to get the older xulrunner version, or is there going to be a fix for IceWeasel soon on Sparc?
I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 with Linux 3.16.0-0 (x86_64) from backports and XFCE. I am using nautilus for the default file manager because thunar is not able to connect to server. My problem is that when i want to upload a file from iceweasel, the bookmarked webdav location on nautilus is not shown. This mean that iceweasel doesn't use nautilus? If so how to change this? Nautilus is checked in the default programs.
Iceweasel and Icedove spontaneously crash, sometimes individually, sometimes together. Upon restart they will both run, but the amount of time they run before crashing again decreases with each crash. The way to extend use of these programs is to reboot Debian. (I typically run my computer 24/7 to run community service programs.)
How do I get these programs to run without spontaneously crashing?
I decided to switch from chrome back to iceweasel as my default browser. However, when I try to do that (as I used to) via Details -> Default Applications -> Web, iceweasel is not listed as choice.I tried to do it then from the shell with
I can't find a solution for not seeing any texts on html5 web pages. I haven't found any other report about such an odd behaviour on the web so far. Even on the new W3C web page (see the screenshot below for details) I can't see any texts. They are just invisible. I can mark and copy them, but there is nothing to see on Iceweasel 3.0.6 and Epiphany 2.22.3.
Because both browsers behave the same way I guess it's not a browser issue, but something more basic. My Debian Lenny stable should be unblemished because I've never used anything else than the main sources. I can't believe, that the W3C has switched to a new standard without propper fallback-support for older browser versions...
I don't find the little icons and tiny previews that iceweasel seems to make by grabbing an icon from a webpage at all helpful, and consider them a security risk.I have been using Debian Lenny for some time and have tried hard to foil the chrome engine (?) xul_runner (?) from sticking these icons in various places. But it still manages to stick them in, of all places, my bookmark file. How do I prevent that?
I'm having some major issues with "Iceweasel" on Debian 6.0.1 (squeeze). I've done some extensive google searching but can't really find anything on this issue.
Basically, Iceweasel simply won't follow some links. It seems to spin for a second and then remain on the same page. I haven't been able to find any correlation between the type/style of links and whether or not the browser will work correctly or not when the link is clicked. Also, sometimes if I have multiple tabs open, I'll open gmail in a new tab and it will do nothing. If I exit the app and restart with one new tab, it will correctly bring up gmail (does this with other sites too gmail is just an example).
I actually use Chrome for most stuff now but need FF/Iceweasel for PHP debugging (a Zend Studio plugin not available in Chrome).
how to get more debug info form Iceweasel
I've thought about just installing Firefox but seems I have to do it manually and I'm not convinced that it would make a difference as supposedly the code is the same (?). I may just try it anyway as I'm out of ideas.
Here's the stats:
peter@sendai[vanilla]$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-31) (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.3.5 (Debian 4.3.5-4) ) #1 SMP Mon Mar 7 21:35:22 UTC 2011 Iceweasel 3.5.16 (like Firefox 3.5.16)
Does anyone have this problem as well? It's been like this since v5 as well. I already tried purging and reinstalling, as well as running with another profile.
I noticed that Firefox won't play HTML5 videos, or better said, the sites always return a Flash video instead the HTML5 version. So either I install Flash or I can't play videos.
However, with Iceweasel I don't have this problem. The sites always load with a HTML5 video instead of the Flash version. So no need to install Flash.
I checked plugins, extensions and even the user-agent string to see if there is some indication Iceweasel is using and Firefox don't, but I don't see anything special, so... how is it possible that using Iceweasel the sites load HTML5 video, but using Firefox the sites tend to use Flash?
I know that in Debian there is no need of installing Firefox, but right now I'm trying other distros and that's where I noticed about this problem. Then switched to my Debian installation and installed Firefox, and checked the same happens in Debian. Just for the record, in Windows it doesn't need Flash either.
Starting around two weeks ago, Iceweasel began closing at unpredictable intervals for no apparent reason. When I ran it in GDB, it came up as a segfault, though the backtraces were different each time. It would even do this in safe mode, though it generally took longer. Icedove began doing the same thing around the same time.
So, I decided to reset my profile and start over. But now it's still segfaulting, even in safe mode.
A cursory use of memtester didn't turn up anything unusual.
Could it be some browser addon that is causing problems even when it's not activated?
If so, why is Icedove doing the same thing occasionally?
The biggest problem is that it's intermittent, so I would have to use my browser with a new profile for a long time before I could confirm that the problem is actually fixed.