Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452828
Firefox will not start if already running in a vnc session
Last modified: 2018-04-11 06:45:45 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
A new instance of firefox starting in each session
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.