User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040423 Firefox/0.8.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040423 Firefox/0.8.0+ When trying to install a theme from the Tools > Options > Themes menu, firefox hangs on the download of the theme itself. This occurs as a regular user or as root. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to themes option 2.Click "Get New Themes" 3.Click "install" on any theme on the page Actual Results: "Download" window pops up, and does not download or install the theme Expected Results: Theme installs properly
After much testing, I found that the problem was not in Firefox, but in my network card. My card is busted in such a way that it fails on certain downloads. But most of the time it (the card) works normally. After replacing the NIC with a new one, the problem with themes is resolved.