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[solved] what does this symbol means?
« on: May 04, 2016, 11:27:35 am »
Hi guys

A few days ago, I noticed this icon on the top bar of pfSense.. It had something like "pfSense.Domain" written before..

I looked into the documentation but with no results..

I wonder if anyone have any ideas about what might be doing this..?
Thank you already

Here's a screenshot:
« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 02:33:36 pm by jdillard »

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 11:51:37 am »
Your link isn't working, but I am guessing it is the Log Out button. If you hover over it, it should say 'Log Out'.

I have an idea on how to get the hostname back without compromising the screen layout/space, but for now the hostname isn't in the header.

edit: fixed the screenshot for you and now I see it. You have a notification as Steve_B said. Also, I (and he) were referring to 2.3 when it comes to the hostname changes.
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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 11:52:58 am »
There are notices waiting for you to view. Click in the yellow area to the right of the bell icon to read the notices.

Hovering over the pfSense logo on 2.3 will display the hostname, at least it will after the next snapshot.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2016, 11:56:57 am by Steve_B »

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 12:39:32 pm »
Hi guys, i hover over it and it doesn't happen anything, no messages, and it isn't possible to click on it, it isn't a link..

I'm sorry but i'm using 2.1 version instead of 2.3

Where can I see the notifications?

Thanks, best regards

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 02:02:50 pm »
Click in the yellow area TO THE RIGHT of the icon, NOT the icon itself.

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 03:14:47 pm »
There's supposed to be clickable text there.  If there's no text showing, there may not be anything clickable.

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 03:57:50 pm »
Hi,

unfortunatelly it isn't a link and has no messages.. it is just a space..

isn't there any specific part that is about notifications on pfsense?

thanks, best regards

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 05:46:10 pm »
It sounds like for some reason your system thinks there is a notice, but that notice doesn't exist. Try going to the Diagnostics->Command prompt page and entering this command into the "Execute shell command" box:

Code: [Select]
rm /tmp/notices
then click "Execute".

Once you navigate to a new page, the notice icon should go away.

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2016, 04:05:57 pm »
It sounds like for some reason your system thinks there is a notice, but that notice doesn't exist. Try going to the Diagnostics->Command prompt page and entering this command into the "Execute shell command" box:

Code: [Select]
rm /tmp/notices
then click "Execute".

Once you navigate to a new page, the notice icon should go away.

thank you my friend!

that worked out :D

I'll set this topic as resolved!

best regards

edit: just out of curiosity, is this /tmp/notice a folder or file? taking in consideration that is based on freebsd and I don't have much knowledge with this system, I don't know if it shows the file extension when we use the ls command.. I ran the command ls -la /tmp/notices and it returns to me this info:
$ ls -la /tmp/notices
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  237 May  3 10:57 /tmp/notices

seems like it's a folder inside the same folder.. maybe i'm terrible wrong :/

thanks again
« Last Edit: May 05, 2016, 04:27:25 pm by lukinods »

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2016, 04:26:36 pm »
It's a plain text file with the contents of the notice(s). 'cat /tmp/notices' to see them.

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Re: what does this symbol means?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 01:51:41 pm »
ok, thanks a lot guys!

now i'll set for good this topic as solved :)

best regards, lukinods

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Re: [solved] what does this symbol means?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 02:34:58 pm »
I unlocked the thread and changed the title to "[solved]" in case someone hits that problem in the future and needs to add anything.

glad it got fixed!