[CentOS] UC C-6, Gnome question

Tue Jan 13 16:01:40 UTC 2015
Charles Polisher <cpolish at surewest.net>

James B. Byrne wrote:
> 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.

This firefox invocation inhibits the surprising behavior:

    firefox -new-instance -no-remote

BTW, thanks for the up-thread patch!

> 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.

Best regards,