I ran Synaptic to upgrade the packages (including Firefox) on my PCLinuxOS 2012.02 installation last week, since when I have been unable to access the web directory of my web space with 1and1. I can get to my MySQL databases, but attempts to use the 'Webspace Explorer' link to get to the directory tree result in an error message telling me that my browser is incompatible, and I should use Firefox (or IE - enough said). Enquiries with 1and1 yielded no further information, simply a repeat of the assertion that my browser was incompatible. I have tried two fixes suggested on the Mozilla/Firefox forums involving re-definition of the User Agent string, but neither of them worked. My only work-around so far is to run from a Live PCLinuxOS 2012.02 CD-ROM which has an older Firefox running in a non-updated pclos platform. This provides a fix, but isn't exactly convenient!
I next tried other browsers from the pclos repositories (Epiphany, Midori, Opera, SeaMonkey), but they all suffered from the same problem. So, is it a Firefox problem, or has something else in the system software been changed by a recent upgrade to cause my grief? As far as I can see the basic settings under the Preferences in Firefox are identical between the installed desktop version and the Live CD version, as are the security settings in the respective PCLinuxOS Control Centers.
Has anyone else come across this situation, or has anyone some idea of where the problem lies?