Solving Firefox Error with phpVirtualBox

Posted: February 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: computing | No Comments »

If you haven’t tried phpVirtualBox, you should. This is a great tool that allows you to manage a headless VirtualBox server via a full featured web gui. In my case, one that’s running VirtualBox on an Ubutntu 12.04 LTS host server.

The phpVirtualBox author deserves praise, honor and a harem of beautiful servants of his choosing for providing this wonderful opensource tool.

Unfortunately, there was trouble in my paradise. I had phpvirtualbox up and running, and could access it successfully using Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer (gasp) and even Firefox on Windows, but not via Firefox (v26) on my core linux workstation.

So.. in a attempt to save others the hours of puzzling tinkering with Apache configs, content-types, mod_deflate experiments, staring at LiveHeaders and Firebug; here’s the simple answer:

You need to enable DOM Storage in your FF browser to use phpVirtualBox.

Step 1: Type “about:config” into your FF address bar and hit Enter.

Step 2: Search for “”

Step 3: Set the “” value to “true”

Step 4: Close the config browser tab and refresh your phpvirtualbox page.

Step 5: You’re welcome.


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