Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139363
Remote invocation of firefox no longer working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
Since upgrade (previous version firefox-0.10.1-1.0PR1.20) invocation
of firefox by other programs (evolution, liferea) or by using
gnome-open or even the firefox command causes the profile manager to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Still happens after logging right out and restarting session.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. gnome-open http://www.redhat.com/ (needs firefox as gnome default)
It is likely that an older version of firefox screwed up your gconf
key. Go into Applications -> Preferences -> More Preferences ->
Preferred Applications and reconfigure the default browser. Does it
work after that?
I had tried resetting the default browser already, to no effect. ALso
tried again this morning - still the same.
However I have seen slightly different behaviour this morning
(possibly seen yesterday and missed). On initial login today firefox
was reacting correctly to URLs from other apps. However after a
couple of hours it went back to yesterday's behaviour of putting up a
profile manager box.
What can I do to get better debugging information (this bug report is
very fuzzy at present).
Restarting firefox makes it work for a while too.
Fairly obvious, but worth stating.
This is a known problem upstream when using multiple displays. Is that the
issue you're seeing here?
I have 3 workspaces defined (ie using the workspace switcher tool), and
use at least 2 of them daily, with URLs despatched to firefox from both
of those workspaces. I don't have any esoteric multiple display hardware
(single laptop display panel).
Does that answer the question? [Unsure whether workspaces count as displays for
Is this still an issue?
Thanks for bringing this back to my attention.
I am no longer seeing this problem.
BUT I am using a customised start script at present - which I think should have
no effect on this, but just to let you know that I'm "non standard". The
customised start script has "openurl($opt,new-window)" changed to
"openurl($opt,new-tab)", and I am using "~/bin/firefox %s" (the modded script)
as my default Gnome URL handler.
Fair enough. I'll resolve this then as WORKSFORME. As a note, you may wish to
try firefox >= 1.0.2-3 (available in the devel tree) which contains a fix for
bug 138789 and should obsolete your custom script (unless it does other things)
Thats very good news - since modified scripts break on every update.