I am using GNU IceCat 31.2.0 on Trisquel GNU/Linux.

When I tries to login into chat, http://stackexchange.com/users/chat-login brigs me to http://chat.stackexchange.com/login/global-fallback.

I've tried following things but no success:-

  • Disabled HTTPS Everywhere
  • Cleared all history, cache etc:


  • Allowed pop-ups for [*.]stackexchange.com & stackauth.com:


    (Please tell me if there are other settings (like by using about:config) for cookies or data exceptions.

Let me tell you that currently I've not enabled any extra privacy features (All Unchecked):


Status from http://chat.stackexchange.com/help:-


I've also visited similar questions but still no success. (Before closing as duplicate, give/link me answer containing solution that work for me!)

How can I fix this issue?

Note that I am surprised when found meta chat login working fine instead of normal!!

  • 1
    I fear there's no solution - SE can't possibly support all browsers. Use a common browser. – ShaWiz Mar 16 '15 at 7:16
  • OK. I found one epiphany-browser : (Intuitive GNOME web browse) available on Trisquel's repository which is working excellent and I can successfully login to chat through it! – Pandya Mar 17 '15 at 13:34
  • Well, don't be surprised if other things suddenly break... – ShaWiz Mar 17 '15 at 15:22
  • @ShadowWizard I've not found any break yet. (What type of sudden break you are warning about?) – Pandya Mar 18 '15 at 13:58
  • Good for you... dunno what might break, just a friendly warning so that you won't be surprised - it might be as minor as some pixels mismatch, or as major as failed login. No idea why you're so against common browsers, but that's not my place to judge. – ShaWiz Mar 18 '15 at 14:51
  • OK, BTW I am not against common browsers, I am with free software. (probably against with proprietary software) – Pandya Mar 18 '15 at 15:06
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    Same problem with Debian’s Iceweasel. – unor Apr 18 '15 at 1:44
  • @unor Which OS? – Pandya Apr 18 '15 at 10:33
  • @Pandyan: Debian ;-) It’s Debian’s version of Mozilla Firefox without the trademarked parts (same idea like GNU IceCat, but a different project). – unor Apr 18 '15 at 13:44
  • +1 here - Iceweasel on current Debian Testing. I'll be direct: Do these meta questions reach people who are working for SE and in a position to provide some technical insight into the problem - this might after all be something that can and has to be fixed browser-side - or is this like many support forums that have been outsourced to the user community, where things like "have you restarted the application/your computer" are the most common answer and thread-ender? – Michael Schumacher Jul 1 '15 at 17:08

Today when I tried to login chat-room, I found this issue fixed.

Now I can successfully use chat-rooms of chat.SE as well as chat.meta.SE on GNU ICeCat.

So, I am superseded and while chatting found what is going on:

Visit Upcoming login changes (Stage 2 now LIVE) for further information.

Quoted Information:

What this means right now:

  1. When you log into any Q&A site on the stackexchange.com domain, you will be automatically logged into all other Q&A sites on the stackexchange.com domain + stackexchange.com itself.

    • Area 51 is excluded from this.
  2. stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, and other Q&A sites with their own domains will still use the old flow.

  3. We are going to recognize you in some ways on sites where you don't have a profile. This is still a work in progress, but most notably you will see "join this community" in the top bar instead of "sign up" and "log in".

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