Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202565
firefox --no-xshm does no start a second instance
Last modified: 2018-04-11 10:03:18 EDT
Description of problem:
having the problem that "firefox --no-xshm" is no more able to start multiple
independent instances, even when starting it on a second machine.
This is actually dicussed too on the RedHat EL mailing list.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start firefox on some first machine
2.ssh to another machine and enter "firefox --noxshm"
The firefox on the first machine starts a second instance and stops on the
Firefox remains running on the second machine
Fedora Core 5 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or
Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please
let us know in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back
from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
The problem exists in F7/firefox-126.96.36.199-2.fc7 too.
The problem exists in F8. Local machine F8/firefox-188.8.131.52-2.fc8 and the remote
Problem disappered with firefox-184.108.40.206-1 (F7)
Problem still occurs with firefox-220.127.116.11-1.fc8
I cannot confirm this with firefox-18.104.22.168-1.fc8/i386.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, we have seriously upgraded Gecko-related
packages, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this
problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their
Please, confirm to us that this bug is reproducible on the latest upgrade of the
supported distribution (that's RHEL, or Fedora 7, 8, and Rawhide).
Setting the bug to NEEDINFO. If I won't get confirmation of reproducability in
30 days, the bug will be closed as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
[This is mass-changing of bugs which seem to be too old and irrelevant anymore;
we are sorry, if this bug should not be incldued.]
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
[This is a mass-closing request, if you think that this bug shouldn't be closed,
please, reopen with additional information.]