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Date:      Sat, 7 May 2011 14:42:18 -0700
From:      Devin Teske <dteske@vicor.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Firefox URL Address Bar does not work under 8.1-RELEASE
Message-ID:  <4ABF6511-5BF2-4E70-A148-1CD9CE4B0937@vicor.com>

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Hi list,

I hope that you can offer some suggestions to help make some sense of this =
odd situation. The situation is that we install FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE onto st=
andard Intel workstation hardware. We then add about 400 packages to the sy=
stem. On top of that, we then add firefox.

Everything works great in the system, even firefox ... that is until you tr=
y and use the address bar in Firefox to enter a URL. Pressing ENTER has no =
effect. Neither does clicking the green arrow to the right of the URL in th=
e address bar. Meanwhile, requesting firefox to visit a URL via the command=
-line works just fine. Clicking through pages and navigating links also wor=
ks fine. The entire system is functional with except to the URL address bar=
 in Firefox.

We then set up a second machine (also workstation-class hardware, though mu=
ch newer). Same thing. System works superbly, with exception to firefox's a=
ddress bar.

Co-workers and I are scratching our head over why this is happening.

We've tried both firefox-3.6 and firefox-3.5 from the FTP archives. We've a=
lways installed every dependency. Both browser versions have the same probl=
em. Both machines have the same problem.

Specifically speaking, we've tried these two packages:

ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.1-RELEASE/package=
s/All/firefox-3.6.4,1.tbz
ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.1-RELEASE/package=
s/All/firefox-3.5.10,1.tbz
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Cheers,
Devin Teske

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