Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 387781
new firefox start page works on first launch of firefox only
Last modified: 2008-04-09 10:05:27 EDT
Description of problem:
The new Fedora firefox start page only works on the first launch of firefox.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reproduced on three clean installs on three different systems.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a clean, standard install of Fedora 8 final 32-bit, aka:
Optionally yum update this to the latest firefox.
2. Login to default GNOME desktop
3. Start firefox. Observe nice home page at http://start.fedoraproject.org.
4. Close firefox.
5. Start firefox again. Observe that a blank browser is shown by default, not
the nice Fedora start page. Click 'home' button in toolbar. Observe default
'upstream' http://google.com/firefox page. Weep.
The start page should remain http://start.fedoraproject.org until the user
changes it to something else.
I have not tested this with a LiveCD, but I've seen it on three different
installs from the f8 i386 dvd media.
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
[This is a mass-closing request, if you think that this bug shouldn't be closed,
please, reopen with additional information.]