[CentOS] UC C-6, Gnome question

Tue Jan 13 14:38:38 UTC 2015
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, January 12, 2015 09:40, Rushton Martin wrote:
> 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.

You will see the same effect on MicroSoft Domains with users using
roaming profiles.  They leave one host with FF open and go to another,
log on and try, vainly, to start FF in the new session.  I presume
this has to do with preventing destructive overwrites of the user's
profile but it is annoying.  Not a Linux problem though.

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