Description of problem:
The geolocation feature seems to only be based off my IP address when using the Firefox on the F15 Beta iso. As service using this feature think I'm in the wrong place...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reproducible every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox .
2. Go to http://maps.google.com
3. Click the circle above the yellow man.
4. When asked, click the Share Location button.
Google maps goes to the wrong location.
Google maps to go to the right location and to print a blue circle too.
This problem does not occur with a Firefox 4 downloaded from the Mozilla website or with Google Chrome downloaded from Google. It is as if the wifi access point data is not being shared...
Created attachment 496664 [details]
geolocation with the Fedora packaged Firefox
Created attachment 496665 [details]
geolocation with the upstream Firefox binary
So, yes I can fully reproduce (for stalkers among us ... no, it isn't exact location, but it is WAY better than our Firefox).
Still here in firefox-5.0-1.fc15.x86_64 and if anything, this looks like it has regressed further. Google Maps is now saying "Your location could not be determined.". Chromium is fine.
Probably because our firefox is compiled with --disable-necko-wifi
I wonder what is the reason for disabling this component.
I will investigate further later today.
The change was originally made back in 2009 in http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=firefox.git;a=commit;h=cd934b2350c049d5436e4a0a5f280b06a974f778 . caillon informs me that iwlib scanning can interfere with NetworkManager scanning so that is what led to firefox in Fedora being compiled without wifi geolocation support. An upstream bug ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499666 ) debates the merits of using NetworkManager for AP info but boils down to "what about users with NetworkManager installed but who aren't using it and those users with wifi but no NetworkManager". The latter would include MeeGo users who are using ConnMan ( http://gitorious.org/connman/mainline/trees/master/doc ) I guess.
For what it's worth, Chromium uses NetworkManager via DBus: http://git.chromium.org/gitweb/?p=chromium.git;a=blob;f=content/browser/geolocation/wifi_data_provider_linux.cc .
Yeah, this one is definitely about https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499666 because libiw does not work well with firefox (unless you're root).
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Still here on Fedora 20.
Has this issue been quietly solved (changelog for firefox says:
* Tue May 20 13:00:00 2014 Martin Stransky <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 29.0.1-4
- Enabled necko-wifi
) thanks to #1063739 and this report ignored?
No, it does not help. See Bug 1063739.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1063739 ***