Ubuntu :: Choosing Profiles When Starting Firefox 3.6?
Jan 22, 2010
How do I get the new Firefox 3.6 to let me chose between different profiles when I start it?ith Firefox 3.5 I could do that with the command:Code:/usr/bin/firefox -p -no-remoteBut that doesn't seem to work anymore.
I'm using both firefox 3.5 and firefox b11 in my fedora 14. The problem is I need diffrent profiles to work with in ff4. BUt once I create a new profile ff4 is not working. But the profiles are working properly with ff3.5. Some please help me in this regard because i need to different profiles, as I'm in process of developing a ff4 addon
Instead of upgrading to 10.10, I decided to install everything from scratch. Since the installation I can't make Firefox and Thunderbird work with the profiles I have always used on an NFS share. Locally Everything seems to work fine, but when I use the profiles on my NFS server I get in trouble. With Thunderbird I can read the email that is already there, but I can't get new one. It seems to hang during the connection. I can also write Drafts, and save them. RSS seems to work too. With Firefox I get the error "the bookmark and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application". When I try to open a url it doesn't work. Both applications start very slowly, but only when I open the profiles on the NFS share. I can happily read and write files on that share, so it can't be an access problem. I have a 64 bit machine, and I am using the Firefox 3.6.11 32 bit that I downloaded separately. Thunderbird is the one coming with the distribution.
I am trying to do as the title states, I am however having problems. I have tried deleting the profile and profile.ini in kubuntu and copying over the windows profile to home/user/.mozilla/firefox for example with firefox, this didn't work. I tried copying it there with the existing profile and changing the path of the ini file, to the windows profile name, this didn't work either. The only thing that I can think is that I am using 64 bit windows and 32 bit kubuntu.I have tried using firefox sync, this didn't work either.
I've been distro-hopping for a year or so, been through the downstream versions, Ubuntu and Mint, and ended up here. Other than some serious headaches getting wireless up and running, its been great so far. My trouble is that I have lots of use invested in Firefox and Thunderbird. As I've been hopping around through distros I've just been copying my profile folders and just placing them in the .mozilla and .thunderbird folders in my user folder. Then the software just pops up with all of my old settings, addons and messages, etc.
But this hasn't worked in iceweasel and icedove. I have been hunting around online today and haven't found any clues, and don't yet know enough about linux to hack this out and troubleshoot it. Any thoughts? Is it something to do with user agent settings? Or profile.ini files? I'd like to avoid manually installing the tarballs for Firefox and Thunderbird, but it is starting to seem like maybe it is easier. As I also have read that certain addons don't work with iceweasel?
I'm trying to shift from Windows to Linux I tried Ubuntu, but I was happy with it, so now I'm trying Debian. I installed the version i386 on an amd64. Since I still have to use XP I would like to share my Mozilla profiles. I followed the instruction I found on the web which worked well for Ubuntu/XP, but now I'm not able to get a working configuration on Debian Every time I launch Firefox/Iceweasel I get the message "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." I've tried to fix the problem following the instruction found in [URL] and other websites, but I failed. Firstly I tried with Iceweasel then I installed Firefox, but it didn't make any difference!
Using Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird 126.96.36.199, Firefox 3.6.12. Sometimes they start Maximized but sometimes Unmaximized (not Minimized). Can't find a pattern and can't find a setting. Also, can Thunderbird be set to start with the 'Inbox' selected?
i have a problem with firefox not starting properly, it not just that i installed chrome a few weeks ago this does the same. so i try install all the browsers i know there all the same, they just flash up then disappear
A while ago, I removed the Ubuntu One entry from my Startup Applications because it was annoying having to activate the keyring every time I booted up/logged on. Now, I am prompted for a password once I start Firefox (mind that it's only the first time I run Firefox after boot/login). I'm assuming it's Ubuntu One because of the sequence of events, but feel free to correct me if you think otherwise. How can I stop this?
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.
If I did the sae as root or as another user, then Firefox would load as usual.
The issue for me was that I was using NoMachine (NX) to access my machine. It adds some lines to the LD_PRELOAD session variable. I removed the variable content et voila! I've got my Firefox working again
To check if you're in the same potential situation, do a "set | grep LD" and check the result. If you've got "LD_PRELOAD=" with nothing afterwards, you're not in the same case as me. Good luck finding our fix. If you see "LD_PRELOAD=some stuff here" then you may be in the same case as me. The type in "LD_PRELOAD=" and hit enter to clean he variable. Then in the same terminal type in "firefox" and it should just work.
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:
Code: 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
the start up fails, but a process is left running. these machines are running the latest stable version of Centos 5, and we have been "messing" with the firewall. When I'm logged on through a console, I get error messages that lockd can not contact the server even though the nfs mounted home directories work fine.
I have a problem, I'm have a course at high school (webserver management) in class this morning we had to install apache, php, ftp and so on but I didn't finish on time so when I got home I was playing around. I'm on wireless here and changed the vm connection from bridge to nat.
normally we had to install apache using yum (yum install httpd) and start the service. that's what I did and then we had to go to firefox (or IE) and type the ip of our server. but when I do I get "problem loading page" instead of the apache default page. I've set httpd runlever 2 to 5 to on and rebooted. but still not working.
In the past (before UpStart was used in Ubuntu) I was able to configure multiple boot items in Grub menu to load the same kernel but into different runlevels. I had configured runlevel 3 (I went into /etc/rc3.d/ and removed the symlink to /etc/init.d/gdm) to be w/o GDM, so that if I had chosen it, my box would not boot into X. How can I achieve the same effect in Lucid?
I've used Ubuntu just a couple of times, and I've Never performed the Installation. I've been a Windows user mostly.But I'm ready for a change. I would like to Install Linux on my Desktop & Netbook Computer.Problem is, how to go about it.On the Desktop, I'm not the only person using it, and while I'm all & ready to try Ubuntu (Specially since XP Broke 3 days ago and the Format is impending) The rest of the people using the PC aren't. On the Netbook, right now I can't since I'm working on something, and I'm worried about compatibility issues between Platforms.So I did some research on how to get both Platforms up and running, and I found Wubi. Seemed like a perfect way to start!However, I downloaded the client, and when Downloading the rest of the Installation software, It just took way too long!On ETA it marked 4 hours at first (sure enough, it took little more than that) but then it gave me a new ETA of 8 HOURS!
Is there any other way to download it? Other than the 1.6 Mb Client file? & For the Desktop. Since I'm formating the HD anyway, What steps should I follow to install both OS on it?
I updated ubuntu kernal to latest one, forgot the numbers already. When I restart, it hangs while loading kernal. I usually can choose which kernal to load, but now the 'choosing page' can't even load already.
I had dual OS (Windows XP and ubuntu) in my desktop which was worked fine. I formatted the windows XP OS and Re Installed the same. After do this installation am not getting the option to choose Ubuntu OS.
I am running Ubuntu 10.10 as two options 1) VMWare under Linux (using Physical Driver) 2) Dual Boot with Windows
Now, the idea is great, access my Linux from Windows, and use Unity.Then, I can run Konsole like if it would be a Windows app, pretty sweet I also want to run Ubuntu 10.10 as a stand-alone distro, without the need of VMWare (since it's installed in a Physical Drive)The problem is the Xorg.conf driver I want to create two "profiles" in Grub 2, so I can have 2 different versions of Ubuntu
1) will use the VMWARE driver in Xorg 2) will use the Nvidia driver in Xorg
By doing that, I'll be able to use Compiz with nice Nvidia effects whenever I want (play games, use Compiz Cube, etc, etc) I will also be able to use Ubuntu 10.10 from within Windows and use the power of Unity to run Ubuntu apps within Windows
I am trying to do this, [URL], but am unable to because I cannot enter terminal profiles, because of the theme, there is an attachment, I was wondering how I can get to edit>profiles like in this link.
Can't seem to update without the Profiles wizard crashing.Will try again later this week to update the packages.I want to package most of the svn as I can.I would update the packages as much as I have time for. This wouldn't be for creating a distro from as it would have bugs.Also I'll be moving in a few months so there will be a month or more without updates.
I have a computer running Ubuntu 9.10 as a server (it is in standard Ubuntu not Ubuntu server edition). I have 4 1TB hard drives, three of which I want to back up to on certain days of the week. I have tried using Lucky-Backup and Rsync but neither seem to be able to handle the amount of data (there is currently about 400GB). Does anyone know of a program that can run scheduled backups of this size?
Made a persistent 10.10 usb to try out une - loved it, great job. Decided to install it together with the Windows7 already on my laptop. Did the standard installation - went well. Restarted without the persistent usb. And what starts up - Windows7. I was expecting the old menu (ala 9.10) which allowed me to choose whether I start W7 or Ubuntu. So can somebody please tell me how I get Ubuntu to start from disc and how I get to choose which os starts up. Surely Canonical's preference is not that I use W7?