I just installed StackApplet StackApplet 1.5 using the debian package from the launchpad site. When I first clicked on the preferences button in the menu it tried opening
http://localhost:8150/ in Chromium, and I got this error:
This webpage is not available The webpage at http://localhost:8150/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. Error 120 (net::ERR_SOCKS_CONNECTION_FAILED): Unknown error.
My Chromium is launched with a switch to make it use a socks5 proxy, using this command:
chromium-browser --proxy-server="socks5://localhost:1080" %U
I remembered that I wasn't using a bypass proxy URL list so I added the switch:
--proxy-bypass-list="localhost,127.0.0.1" to the above command and I was then able to access the preference page without any problems.
However, after adding my account information I see the message:
Network Error. in the StackApplet menu. This makes me think that StackApplet might be trying to use the socks5 proxy--even though it is not set globally, only Chromium uses this proxy. I don't require StacksApplet to use my proxy, in fact it would probably be better if it didn't. So my questions are:
- What does the
Network Error.message mean?
- What should I do to fix/debug this error?