Currently, when there's no network, firefox just shows me the 'offline' page, with a 'Try again' button that I have to manually click. This is suboptimal in several ways:
1) It would be nice if firefox could just load the page on its own when network becomes available. Doesn't it already use NMs dbus signals to monitor that ? Failing that, just trying again every 30 seconds or so would be much better.
2) It would be great if we had some tighter integration with NM, like a 'connect to the network' button that would bring up a suitable NM dialog.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
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We should reconsider this issue. Firefox and Thunderbird ignores current network state (controlled by NetworkManager).
When network setup is changes, Xchat (for instance) recognized it and connects automatically, but Firefox/Thunderbird stays on-line but refuses to load aby web page. I have to manually switch the "Work Offline" check box in File menu and then Firefox recognize a new network setup.
Firefox (on rawhide) ignores the NetworkManager status and even does not throw the 'offline' page when NM is disconnected.
It looks like the toolkit.networkmanager.disable preferences is ignored.
The network monitoring component is not loaded, do_GetService returns NULL:
mNetworkLinkService = do_GetService(NS_NETWORK_LINK_SERVICE_CONTRACTID);
NS_NETWORK_LINK_SERVICE_CONTRACTID is provided by NetworkManagerListener but it fails to register so Firefox it not getting info from NM.
It affects only Firefox 4b9, the component registration seems to be broken here. Old 3.6.x works as expected.
Should be fixed now (firefox-7.0.1-1.fc15).
(In reply to comment #0)
> Currently, when there's no network, firefox just shows me the 'offline' page,
> with a 'Try again' button that I have to manually click. This is suboptimal in
> several ways:
> 1) It would be nice if firefox could just load the page on its own when network
> becomes available. Doesn't it already use NMs dbus signals to monitor that ?
> Failing that, just trying again every 30 seconds or so would be much better.
> 2) It would be great if we had some tighter integration with NM, like a
> 'connect to the network' button that would bring up a suitable NM dialog.
We may consider it as an extension for FF. Which NM dialog should be invoked?
(In reply to comment #6)
> Firefox (on rawhide) ignores the NetworkManager status and even does not
> throw the 'offline' page when NM is disconnected.
this bug is still in FF15 on F17. I suggested a patch for this in mozbz#720320.