[PC-BSD Testing] Firefox 3.5.7 won't attach files to GMail

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Tue Feb 23 10:13:01 PST 2010

Kris Moore wrote:
> On 02/23/2010 11:08, Ian Robinson wrote:
>> Re:  PCBSD 8.0-RELEASE, versions x86 and x64
>> Firefox 3.5.7 that comes with the installation disk does not let me 
>> attach
>> files to Gmail.  The error message is "Attachment Failed".  It is 100 %
>> repeatable on both the x86 platform and x64 platform, so it is not a 
>> problem
>> unique to a single computer.
>> Attaching files to Gmail was never a problem using FF 3.5.5, 3.5.6, or 
>> 3.5.7
>> in the -ALPHA, BETA, RC, or RC2 versions.  I'm running FF 3.5.7 on 
>> several
>> other computers that run PCBSD 7.1.1, and it is not a problem there.
>> Konqueror will let me attach files to Gmail, so this is not necessarily a
>> PCBSD problem.  The Firefox PBI may be the source of the problem.
>> Ian Robinson
>> Salem, Ohio
> I had this problem as well here, was able to fix it by going into gmail 
> settings -> general -> attachments and changing to "basic". From what I 
> understand, its a flash issue, possibly because of flash 10 in the base 
> system. FF 3.5.8 and 3.6 should be building as PBI's in a few days 
> though, we'll have to re-test with those and see if it corrects it :)

Yup, we had the same problem here for users on Firefox using Gmail but 
switching to basic fixes it with no issue :)

Matt Olander
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