Bug 452828 - Firefox will not start if already running in a vnc session
Firefox will not start if already running in a vnc session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-25 07:53 EDT by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-25 13:16:22 EDT
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Description Jonathan Underwood 2008-06-25 07:53:53 EDT
Description of problem:

If I have firefox running in a VNC session, I cannot start firefox in my normal
X session, and vice versa. In either case I get the dialogue box which says: 

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you
must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start a VNC session on your machine, and in that session start firefox
2.In a normal (console) X session, try and start firefox - it doesn't start.
Actual results:
No firefox

Expected results:
A new instance of firefox starting in each session

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-25 13:16:22 EDT
Unfortunately, this is not bug, but a feature. I may not like it but it doesn't
help me. The workaround is to use -no-remote parameter of running firefox.

If you think it is wrong, file bug upstream (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org), but
unfortunately we cannot fix it here.

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