I'm looking for a way to tell Firefox to use a proxy in Ubuntu Ludid (10.04.1 LTS).
I'm installing Ubuntu semi-automatically on several identical machines. For this, I use a script that, amongst other things, sets system-wide proxy settings:
echo "export http_proxy=http://myproxy:3128/" > /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh echo "export HTTP_PROXY=http://myproxy:3128/" >> /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh chmod a+x /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh
I can confirm that the variables are set correctly when checking in a shell. Most programs respect this setting and use my proxy. Firefox, however, does not. When I open its network connection settings dialog, however, it is pre-set to "use system settings" for the proxy.
What does Firefox expect here? A differently-named variable? Can I set something in FF's prefs.js?