Bug 143762 - mozilla uses 'xremote-client' when invoked on a remote machine (instead of spawning a new process)
mozilla uses 'xremote-client' when invoked on a remote machine (instead of sp...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-12-27 02:11 EST by Satish Balay
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-04 13:08:03 EST
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Description Satish Balay 2004-12-27 02:11:33 EST
Description of problem:
When I ssh into a remote machine - and run mozilla on it - 'it ues
'mozilla-xremote-client' instead of running a 'mozilla-bin' process on the
remote machine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mozilla-1.7.3-17

How reproducible:

always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mozilla on localhost (say FC3)
2. ssh -Y remote-machine (say rawhide)
3. run 'mozilla' on remote machine.
  
Actual results:

'mozilla' on remote machine - uses ozilla-xremote-client - and somehow causes
mozilla on localhost to spwan a new window

Expected results:

a new mozilla-bin process on the remote-machine

Additional info:

If I run mozilla on a remote machine - I expect a 'mozilla-bin' process to run
on it (otherwise I could have easily opened the mozilla window on the localhost
- and not bothered to ssh into the remote box to invoke mozilla)
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2005-01-04 13:08:03 EST
Yeah, known problem and no good way to fix it.  You can't tell if a particular X
connection is "remote" or not.  If you want to fake it out, run 'LOGNAME=foo
firefox' on the remote machine and it should start up a new instance.
Comment 2 Satish Balay 2005-02-11 12:26:33 EST
My workarround is:

ssh -Y remote-machine 'mozilla -foobar'

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