Bug 462607 - Firefox no longer launches from other applications
Firefox no longer launches from other applications
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Reported: 2008-09-17 10:08 EDT by Jeff Burke
Modified: 2009-06-05 09:58 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Mozilla Foundation 456052 None None None Never

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Description Jeff Burke 2008-09-17 10:08:31 EDT
Description of problem:

I am currently running the RHEL5.2 Client. I have pointed my repo file to the internal repo for 5.2-Z. Earlier this week I was notified that a new Firefox was available. Since upgrading I have had intermittent errors when trying to launch browser from other applications. 

Here is the dialog box that appers:

      Close Firefox 

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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Steps to Reproduce:
1. From thunderbird or xchat try to "open a link" in browser
Actual results:
Sometime it works and sometimes it doesn't

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-09-19 12:18:33 EDT
Is it just that it takes some time for Firefox to start up (and it is not able to get more requests while it starts) or something worse?
Comment 2 Jeff Burke 2008-09-19 12:23:29 EDT
It is worse. I Have firefox up and running and it works for some period of time. Sometime during the day if I then click a link in thunderbird/xchat I will start getting the above message.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-09-19 12:53:25 EDT
We filed this bug in the upstream database (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456052) and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.
Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2009-06-05 09:43:49 EDT
It looks like firefox crashes during exist but still exists in sleep state. When this situation happens, can you please attach gdb to running firefox-bin and attach the backtrace here?
Comment 5 Jeff Burke 2009-06-05 09:57:35 EDT
    I no longer have this setup. My desktop system has been upgraded to use RHEL5.3-Z. I have not seen it is several months.

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2009-06-05 09:58:45 EDT
Okay, closing.

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