No matter which user/pass i put, i get a “a problem has ocurred” screen. It happens under firefox and opera. Konqueror in KDE3/4 does not even show the login box!? Try 12345678 for user and 1234 for password if you want.
Rumbo travel: I can search flights but if I click to start the booking process it says “YOUR BROWSER has detected an error” and goes back to front page. Same thing happens with firefox and opera, NOT with Konqueror.
Both messages are generated by the remote servers (not by my browsers).
Some facts to take into account:
It has been happening for about one week or two
This problems happen exactly the same way on two computers running opensuse 11.1. The only big difference among them is the kernel (2.6.33 and 2.6.27 for the other)
Problems affect Opera and Firefox. Konqueror acts weird on the Bank site.
Problems DO NOT exist in other computers running windows or linux. Its not a problem on the websites. And they used to work well.
Problems persist in my computers, when connecting through different networks (university, home…), by wifi or ethernet. Other boxes do not suffer them in the same environments.
Yes, i have cleaned up cookies, browsers caché etc…
I have downgraded firefox and opera, and problems persist still.
I have turned off SuSEfirewall and with no luck.
There are no relevant messages in any logs or browser console (just some warnings about “rejected declarations” etc. but no difference of what i have seen on other boxes that actually work)
A couple of years ago, there was a bank site in Canada (PC Financial) that didn’t support the default TCP Window Scaling as set in Linux. I had to change that to get that bank site to work. I wonder if that is what’s going on.
> Tried the proposed solution in that thread with no luck… it’s not that
> it slow, but that login fails without apparent reason. Thanks for the
> try though.
the answer to this problem is, i believe, hidden in this line on that
web site’s front page:
“The service is optimised for Explorer 5.0 or above and Netscape 6.0
you might TRY the Firefox add-on extension “User Agent Switcher” which
you can use to ‘tell’ the server you are running (for example) IE8…
sometimes just in pretending to be using a less secure browser is
all it takes to get in…
Opera has the same masking capability built in, but it is really a
long way to get to it, try:
Manage Site Preferences >
from the list click to highlight the bank site >
click Edit >
click the Network tab >
at the bottom, change “Browser identification” to “Mask as Internet
Explorer” or “Identify as Internet Explorer”
sometimes one bank/whatever site will accept “mask as” for a while and
then their next ‘upgrade’ it stops working again…and i switch from
“mask as” to “identify as” and suddenly the bank’s server feels all
warm, fuzzy and secure again, and lets me in…
i think is completely stupid that banks try to FORCE us to use the
least secure browser and operating system on the planet, in the name
> I also tried downgrading firefox etc without luck. its quite
i live in Denmark and used the largest bank in the land until it
became impossible to log in and use their netbank…unless i purchased
(for about 100 USD) a coded key generator…i declined and moved my
banking business to another bank…
i have since learned that enough left the big bank that now they
provide the electro-key generator without cost to non-MS users…
so: talk to the bank…probably best to call the net banking help line…
otherwise look for a Linux User Group in your local area/country http://www.linux.org/groups/ it was in a Danish group that i found the
banks that DO work from a Linux machine and any work-arounds needed…
The bank site works in my machine with a different Firefox profile . Now this is reaaally weird because opera is still not working and giving the same message. But firefox seems fine going in with a new profile (I had tried it in safe mode -all extensions disabled- without luck).
Now, what could be the problem within my firefox profile if I havent changed anything really? I’m thinking it must have been some extension touching the wrong files in a wrong way maybe…