[CentOS] UC C-6, Gnome question

Mon Jan 12 14:40:30 UTC 2015
Rushton Martin <JMRUSHTON at qinetiq.com>

>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 05:12:48PM -0500, Bill Maltby (C4B) wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2015-01-09 at 19:42 -0500, Fred Smith wrote:
>> > <snip>
>> > In a nutshell, after I would terminate Firefox as part of my normal
>> > log off process, there would be another instance of Firefox left
>> > hanging around with a ppid of 1 (so it's daemonized", or as I prefer
>> > "demonized" ;-)) and using all the CPU it could get (97%-99% of a 6
>> > core AMD in my desktop) while no Firefox windows were open. Figuring
>> > it might be saving stuff I checked back many minutes later on many
>> > days and cycles and it was always there. Moreover, when normally
>> > using Firefox I'd seen 103%, 104% CPU usage etc.
>> I commonly also find a "stray" firefox running after stopping firefox,
>> and it isn't using a window either. it's a nuisance because, when
>> there's a firefox update and it wants to restart the browser, it can't
>> because there's that darn "stray" one hanging around.

Another Firefox "funny" to be aware of occurs if you have a $HOME shared between multiple machines.  Firefox will refuse to start on the second machine whilst the first is running Firefox, it believes that there is already an instance running.  Rebooting the second machine will not help.  The quick-and-dirty way around this is to log in as a different user (and hence different $HOME) on the second machine.

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