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Date:      Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:25:13 -0600
From:      Gary Aitken <freebsd@dreamchaser.org>
To:        B J <va6bmj@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Problems With Running Firefox Under Xfce
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On 04/19/18 22:06, B J wrote:
> <snip>
> 
>> I used to have a similar sort of problem, not exactly the same. 
>> Rather than rebooting, have you tried re-initing or re-starting
>> just the appropriate processes?  As I recall, I usually got my
>> situation resolved by re-establishing my firewall rules using "sh
>> ipfw_rules" or something like that.  I never did figure out why it
>> was dropping out, but it happened under similar circumstances.
> 
> <snip>
> 
> Thanks for your comment.
> 
> Part of the problem is that, for some reason, I can't toggle between 
> enabling and disabling the network interface, which I was able to do 
> before.
> 
> I made a note of the IP address and the net mask and entered them by 
> hand.  It seemed to work but in more recent versions of Xfce, it did 
> that automatically.

Not sure I understand what xfce has to do with this.
If the problem is the network not working, it isn't an xfce problem;
you can enable and disable the network interface from any terminal
window using ifconfig as root:

ifconfig re0 down
ifconfig ...
ifconfig re0 up

Gary



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