R – Why doesn’t the favicon display for the web site


I have a website that I've just uploaded onto the Internet. When I browse to the site using Firefox 3.0.1 on Ubuntu I don't see the favicon; Firefox 3.0.1 on WinXP does display it.

Why isn't the favicon displaying under Ubuntu? It's a favicon.ico file in the root directory, not referenced in the meta tags; would it work better as a GIF?

Best Solution

Previously, there was no favicon. The browser cached the lack of favicon. Clear the Firefox cache, and all is well.