PfSense dashboard under ubuntu 14.04 Firefox



  • I'm still running pfSense 2.1.5  (building a new system for 2.2.1)
    I prefer using the pfSense_ng dashboard
    I have computers running various OS's, iPad, iPhone… etc.

    I just put up an ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 system for my garage PC so I can more easily run some open source Engine Management software that I'm playing with for an old exotic.

    The pfSense_ng dashboard under Firefox on this system drops the "Help" section off the menu line and places it under the "System" section.  At first I thought it was just gone but nope, its right under System.  If I do need to look at System, i can drop the menu but as I slide down the dropdown, it switches to the help menu.

    Anyone else see things in this format?  Is there a fix?

    I've tried everything I know of in Firefox.  For now I've changed the Dashboard to just plain pfSense with the menu items on the left side and everything looks OK and is usable.

    Rick


  • Banned

    @Ramosel:

    The pfSense_ng dashboard under Firefox on this system drops the "Help" section off the menu line and places it under the "System" section.

    Yeah dude, delete the browser cache…

    (Why's lighttpd on pfS still not configured to avoid this totally useless caching madness goes beyond me...)



  • @doktornotor:

    [Yeah dude, delete the browser cache…

    [/quote]

    Thanks, that was one of the first things I tried.  no joy.  But since you took the time to reply, I tried again.  no joy.

    Strange, I pulled out an old Laptop that has CentOS with Firefox on it and it displays correctly?  It's just this new ubuntu box and firefox that seems to display the pfSense_ng incorrectly.

    Rick

    edit: just checked  a few other theme options…  in code red the same display occurs, help is dropped from the main menu line and shows under system.  Under drop-down, help is gone from sight but exists under System if you hover...    I called a buddy who runs pfSense and he says he is seeing the same on his ubuntu/firefox.  Oh well, hopefully this is fixed in 2.2.1 or firefox 37


  • Banned

    No, there's no such fix since the issue is 100% a cache issue for everyone so far. You clearly as special.


  • Administrator

    Look here: https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/3842

    @Ramosel:

    Oh well, hopefully this is fixed in 2.2.1 or firefox 37

    It is.


  • Banned

    You not with ESF anymore??


  • Administrator

    @Supermule:

    You not with ESF anymore??

    I came back a couple months ago (although technically to Netgate). It was fun experiencing urban ag, but ultimately felt I was better suited cultivating software :)



  • It's not all fun & games on the Pot Farm, you know.


  • Administrator

    @KOM:

    It's not all fun & games on the Pot Farm, you know.

    maybe not all, but there are plenty of fun & games to be had ;)



  • installing the Tahoma font fixed the issue… 
    I probably won't be using the machine I set up in the garage all that much on my network maintenance but niggling little issues like this really annoy me.  Sorry I wasn't more up on the issue's history.

    Thanks, you guys are the great.

    Rick


  • Administrator

    No worries. doktornotor experienced that bug first hand so I was a little surprised he had forgotten :)


  • Banned

    People shouldn't run outdated versions… :P



  • @doktornotor:

    People shouldn't run outdated versions… :P

    I know… I know...  but, but... it's all the core team's fault  >:(  j/k

    I have my 2.2.1 box built but waiting for them to resolve jflsakfja's copyright (un)infringement for his surricata doc before I put it in production.

    So I'm just being lazy and waiting for his cookbook.
    and building a new ECM for the Ferrari
    and modifying the tractor to cut an access road across my mountainside
    and cutting an access road across the mountainside below my home
    and learning to fly quadcopters
    and going to doctors
    and...
    retirement is busy!

    Rick



  • i had the same problem  https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=85869.0
    here is the Solution

    http://makandracards.com/makandra/1258-install-the-verdana-and-tahoma-fonts-under-ubuntu-linux

    Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, and similar “basic” Microsoft fonts are not included in a vanilla Ubuntu installation. You should have these fonts because many designers consider them to be universally available:

    Arial, Verdana, etc:

    sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    

    Tahoma:

    wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/ie6sp1/finrel/6_sp1/W98NT42KMeXP/EN-US/IELPKTH.CAB
    cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB
    mv -f tahoma*ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/
    chmod 644 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/tahoma*
    fc-cache -v
    rm -f IELPKTH.CAB
    

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