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Mar 10, 2011

I've set up a second user for myself on my laptop.

My user on the laptop is 'tiger'

Let's call the second user 'jrdobbs'

I would like to log on to gmail/facebook/etc using the jrdobbs, but I don't want to switch users via X... I just want a second instance of firefox open, which stores all of its login information under /home/jrdobbs.

My naive attempt looked like this:

su -l -c "firefox" jrdobbs
Here was my thinking:
start firefox under 'su jrdobbs' ... firefox should store its files under the current user's $HOME/.mozilla


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I updated my Suse 11.1 distribution and suddenly Firefox stopped working. I went to a terminal and typed in "firefox" and nothing happened. No error message, no nothing. It just stood there.

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