Fwd: linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?

Brad Hein linuxbrad at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 09:26:07 CDT 2008

That's so weird. I've been accessing DRAC cards without a problem for a
while now. We only had problems when trying to access DRAC via non-root
user, but other than that, it just works. Note that I'm running Fedora 8
distribution. Maybe your distro uses a slightly different version of FireFox
or its dependencies? What if you run the Fedora8 Live CD and run Firefox as
root, can you connect then?

Firefox version:, Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080715 Fedora/ Firefox/ pango-text

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 9:14 AM, Terry Gliedt <tpg at umich.edu> wrote:

> christian.peper at kpn.com wrote:
> >> Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:16:34 -0800
> >> From: "Alec O'Neill" <alec.oneill at inbox.com>
> >> Subject: linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?
> >> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> >> Message-ID: <C6488551576.00000106alec.oneill at inbox.com>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Is anyone else having problems accessing system consoles
> >> using linux + firefox + drac 5?
> >>
> >> I can access the DRAC, but when I hit "Console Redirect" I get a
> >>   Loading the Console Redirection Plugin...
> >> and then nothing but an hourglass.
> >>
> >> Our security team checked the FW logs, but there's nothing there.
> >> I know this used to work.  My guess is that one of the recent
> >> updates (to linux or firefox) screwed this up.
> >
> > Then you know more than I do. We have never gotten it too work. neither
> > in FF1, FF2 or FF3... Sad but true. Sticking to VM with IE6 and no
> > security, with VM set to discard changes upon shutdown. Works fine.
> I second this too. I've stopped ordering machines with DRAC since the
> only function I really need from them is a remote console and it has not
> worked for me for a very long time.
> In fact when IBM recent matched Dell on a bid I gladly jumped to using
> their gear since their RAS remote console actually works. As you can
> guess, it's a sore point with me since ALL of my machines are remote.
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