[CentOS] Firefox Issue

Mon Sep 17 10:06:56 UTC 2018
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 17/09/18 21:54, Chris Olson via CentOS wrote:
> We have several small networks, some of which have only four systems
> that are usually a mix of Windows 7 and CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 machines.
> All of these systems are Internet connected and updated regularly when
> yum finds packages available.  Information about one of the CentOS 6
> machines is included below.  This system experienced a Firefox issue.
> [user at computer]$ uname -a
> Linux computer 2.6.32-754.3.5.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Aug 14 20:46:41 UTC
> 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [user at computer]$
> Several weeks ago, one of the Firefox updates did something unusual.
> It changed the browser-stored home page to https://www.centos.org/ from
> the original home page file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html.  This
> original home page had been in place since 2014, and had survived all
> Firefox updates for a little over four years.
> Last week, someone left one browser running and the system went into
> power save mode.  To wake the system up we used the standard method of
> a quick push of the power button on the front of the Dell tower system.
> Although the system seemed to be running, the monitor and mouse never
> came to life.  We also could not ssh into the system from any other
> computer on the network.
> We decided to use a steady push on the power button to shut the system
> down.  After powering up again, the system seemed to run normally, but
> the browser home page was back to file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html.
> Has anyone else experienced such an issue with Firefox recently?
I note each time there is a firefox yum update that the next time I 
start firefox from closed, that it brings up a tab with the centos 
homepage and another tab has my start page. The page on display (active 
tab) is the centos one .... next start is back to normal.
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