linux firefox

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Tue Nov 13 15:20:18 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 11:17:11PM +0100, Tino Engel wrote:
> Andrew Pantyukhin schrieb:
>> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 01:38:22AM +0000, Tino Engel wrote:
>>> Dear FreeBSD folks,
>>> I have a weird problem:
>>> linux-firefox and linux-firefox-devel behave the same way.
>>> When I quit them, and try to restart them, they complain about beeing 
>>> already running.
>>> I have to manually delete
>>> /usr/compat/linux/root/.mozilla/firefox/*.prpfile/lock
>>> /usr/compat/linux/root/.mozilla/firefox/*.profile/.parentlock
>>> to be able to start them again.
>>> Normal firefox and firefox-devel do not behave this way, but I want to be 
>>> able to use the linux-flashplugin.
>>> Any hints? (Apart from writing a wrapper removing the lockfiles... How 
>>> ugly)
>> - Never run Firefox under root. Please tell if it doesn't help
> I do not have another account

Using your computer under root account is the Windows way of
doing things. But even in that world it is now strongly
recommended to create a non-privileged account and use it for
most tasks.

In the Unix world, root is most commonly reserved for system
administration tasks. Run adduser (without any arguments) to
enter a simple interactive process of adding a new user - and
don't use root when you don't need it.

See the FreeBSD Handbook for more info on this and other topics.

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