Security error 5 in Firefox 3.5 and 3.6

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  • Updated 6 years ago
Firefox 3.5, that will be released very soon almost useless on pbwiki - on every page it gets Security error 5 alert, it is imposible to edit, comment, etc - always security error. Fresh profile not helping.
No errors in error console
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Romani

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tikimask

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Exact problem here: "Security Error: 5" javascript alert, using FF 3.5, try to go to edit and get: "Failed to enter edit mode: Security error", so impossible to edit now with this browser. Please fix.

ALSO, just noticed that: sidebar Navigator stuck in "loading", no pages ever load only the folders.
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John-Peter, PBwiki Support

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Hello,

Firefox 3.6 is still in beta, so unfortunately, that browser is not yet supported. If the problem is effecting 3.5.1 (the current stable release of Firefox), then please let me know the operating system you're using and CPU archeticture (is your computer a 64-bit processor or a 32-bit processor).

Unfortunately, Firefox does not yet release a 64-bit version of their software yet, and this problem only seems to effect users using the 32-bit version on a 64-bit machine.

If you need to access PBworks on a 64-bit machine with Windows, the best solution is probably to use Internet Explorer, as that browser was made for the 64-bit OS.
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SamG

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I am seeing the problem with Firefox 3.5.1, Windows XP SP2, 32-bit single-core CPU (Intel Pentium M 750 ). The error message appears when trying to edit an existing page. The error is "Failed to enter edit mode: Security error". I can create a new page and edit it and save it without any problem.
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tikimask

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I'm using (now a month later) Firefox 3.5.2 (not a beta), with the following config: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.2) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 -- Windows XP SP3, 32 bit.

The site works fine with IE and Chrome, just not that version of Firefox.
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saurabh

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Same problem here as well - have to use Safari. Am on Mac 10.6.2, FF 3.5.6 (not a Beta version). Any suggestions John?
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Mark

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I'm having the same problem with Firefox 3.5.1, XP SP3, 32bit CPU.
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John

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Same problem using XP SP3 and Firefox 3.5.2. Kinda sucky it does this.
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Mark

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They did tell me a fix; recreate the page.
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John

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As in recreate EVERY page? If this is the fix, I might be shopping around for another platform.
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Mark

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Well, he didn't say that, but I do know I can't edit any of the pages on our site if I'm logged into my computer. If I go and login to my wife's computer, I can do anything I want.
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John

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Is she using FF 3.5 as well? I have resorted to Chrome to edit until this is resolved, but I have many users who are not comfortable with multiple browsers. For them, my pages are broken because they can't edit.
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Mark

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She's using FF 3.5.2, XP SP2 on a 32bit machine.
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John

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Is she using a different set of add-ons than you are? I'm wondering if that might be an issue. I haven't been able to edit on either my work or home machine. I will try it on my wife's Linux laptop with FF tonight to see what that does.
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Mark

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My add-ons are:
- Autofill Forms 0.9.5.2
- BetterPrivacy 1.29
- Cooliris 1.11.1
- DragNDrop Toolbars 0.0.0.7 (though right now it's not compatible with 3.5.2)
- Forecastbar Enhanced 0.9.6
- FoxClocks 2.5.33
- Java Quick Starter 1.0
- McAfee SiteAdvisor 2.9
- Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.1
- WOT 20090414

My wife's add-ons are:
- AVG Safe Search 8.5
- AVG Security Toolbar 2.506.026.001
- BlockSite 0.7.1 (thought not compatible with Firefox 3.5.2)
- Cooliris 1.11.1
- Forecastbar Enhanced 0.9.6
- FoxClocks 2.5.33
- Java Quick Starter 1.0
- McAfee SiteAdvisor 2.9
- Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.1
- WOT 20090414
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John

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The common add-ons I have with you Mark are:

- BetterPrivacy 1.29
- Cooliris 1.11.1
- Java Quick Starter 1.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.1

I tried disabling all of those and clearing my cookies, restarting FF, and then trying again -- still no luck. I could disable all of my add-ons, but that would be a pain. I have about 20. It may come down to that, but I'm not optimistic that would solve the problem.
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Mark

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My laptop died and while I wait (impatiently) on my new one, I have a loaner, and i figured that would eliminate my editing issue. I now have an IBM T42 with 1GB memory, Firefox 3.5.2, and the following add-ons:

BetterPrivacy 1.29
Forecastbar Enhanced j0.9.6
FoxClocks 2.5.33
iMacros for Firefox 6.2.4.0
McAfee SiteAdvisor 2.9
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.1
WOT 20090414

And I still can't edit. I get the stinkin' security error, but ONLY on Firefox on this laptop. I can also use my wife's computer, use Firefox, and edit the same page with my account.
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SamG

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Looks like Pbwiki won't fix this problem. It's been four months already. I have installed the "IE Tabs" add-on which allows opening a new tab which uses Internet Explorer as the browsing engine. I then open Pbwiki in that tab. Lame, but better than having a separate browser.
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Mark

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Just got my new laptop (finally). Dell Latitude E6500; XP SP2, Firefox 3.5.3, and (basically) the same add-ons (plus a few new ones) as before. Same problem.

Thanks, PBworks!
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John

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Using Firefox: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Still no happiness in trying to use it with PBwiki. All my other blogging and wiki platforms work fine with it. Maybe PBwiki doesn't want its Firefox users?
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This is ridiculous. Firefox 3.5 is a significant share of the market, and PBWorks just ignores this problem?

Using Firefox 3.5.2 and Sidux 2009.01 (Linux kernel 2.6.30), 32-bit Intel Centrino Duo. The only common plugin I'm running is BetterPrivacy 1.29.
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leftcoastlurker

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Same problem with Firefox 3.5.5 on Mac OS X.5.8.

What's up, PBWiki? You only support M$?
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NoSatisfaction

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I hate it when people write M$ Grow up.
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tikimask

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I have BetterPrivacy also, tried disabling it, still no go on PBworks/PBwiki with Firefox, XP.