Howto: fix Gconf error from Firefox

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for firefox. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.

If you click on details of that error you may see:

Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details –  1: Server ping error: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0)
The fix for this issue may be:

1.  CTRL+ALT+Backspace to log out of the current desktop session.

2. Open a terminal. CTRL+ALT+F1

3. login as root

4.  cd to /tmp/

5. rm -rf  X0-lock

The cause may be that you deleted the contents, or some program or installer deleted the contents of your system’s tmp folder.

Browser choices launch via Windows in the European Union

As part of the settlement Microsoft lost in the European Union, Microsoft is now required to provide a Windows update that offers computer users in the European Union choices for web browsers.   I encountered the site early this morning while browsing the web and found it to be utterly amusing.   If you would like to see the site for yourself visit Browser Choice Site. You can also read my reviews of browsers.

Recent software security updates.

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
Adobe Flash 10.42.34
Frefox 3.6 for Windows
Firefox 3.5.6-1 for Fedora
Java 6.0 update 18
Microsoft IIS stack overflow issues
Microsoft Internet exploder exploits
Microsoft video codecs
VMware video codec
Wordpress 2.9.1

Recent UPDATES

There is a new security update for Adobe Acrobat Reader.
There is a new version of Adobe Flash Plugin for security.  All operating systems.  – 10r32
There is a new version of WordPress for security. 2.8.3

There is a new release of Firefox for security – 3.5.2

New Kernel for F11.  2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.x86_64

An entire rollover for Archlinux

New release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0

Java JRE 6 update 15 released today too.

I really love it when everyone releases something new in the span of 48 hours.   I have 7 computers with 2 operating systems each.