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Trying to close firefox but can't find the lock file

I get a message roughly like this: Firefox is already running, close it or restart I am on a network so don't have permissions to do anything with sudo and so cannot restart it so I went looking ...
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Fix this apparmor rule?

I don't really know how to add this rule to the profile, since the name was "wired", it's not some absolute path on my system, kernel: type=1400 audit(1353749970.556:556): apparmor="ALLOWED" ...
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Upgrade Firefox in Linux Mint 10

For some reason a while ago I was no longer able to use the Firefox that came with my Linux Mint 10 virtual machine. I've installed the new version of Firefox (16) using both the package manager and ...
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Firefox circular-dependency hell on Linux Mint 13

Having difficulty re-installing Firefox, after an installation to resolve places.sqlite issues. It appears that I'm trapped in circular dependency hell. Need to resolve firefox dependency hell to ...
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Prevent Iceweasel from allowing sites to override default shortcuts

For example, I use Ctrl-L to mark the URL field. On some sites, this is overridden to do something else. How do I make this never happen?
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Linux bridge blocks UDP packet from tap interfaces

Introduction: I'm working on a 6lowPAN projects of Wireless Sensor Networks. Basically, I have a set of nodes (Contiki OS) which are running on a linux host. Each nodes have its own tap interface ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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How to set downloaded Firefox to default web browser in Debian?

How do I set a manually downloaded Firefox as my default web browser so that clicking a link in another application will open the link in this Firefox? I tried these commands, but they didn't seem to ...
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How to view Flash and other videos on Linux systems?

I'm running Fedora 17 and Firefox 12. When I navigate to some sites I'm unable to view videos because I'm missing some plugin. When I click 'installl missing plugin' I'm still not able to view the ...
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How to run Firefox in a chroot jail?

I've got this chroot jail all setup. I try to run Firefox in it, and get the message: "Gtk-WARNING ** cannot open display: " I know I have to invoke Firefox with --display= something. I probably ...
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Is there any advantage of using Iceweasel and Firefox?

I used Mozilla Firefox in Windows, and now I'm using Iceweasel in Debian 6. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems ...
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How to install JRE on firefox with fedora (64bits)

What do I need to run Java web applications on firefox with my 64bits fedora 17? I can't pass this test but I have installed the x64 rpm from there. What is missing? Additional note: I tried to ...
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Print like Firefox

Made a CLI script to print Wikipedia articles: WIKI='https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=' TITLE=$1 PRINTABLE='&printable=yes' SRC=$WIKI$TITLE$PRINTABLE HTML=$1".html" PS=$1".ps" wget ...
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How to set window size and location of an application on screen via command line?

I want Firefox window to be opened in a specific size, and location on screen using a shell command, for example: firefox myfile.html size 800x600 location bottom-left Is there such a command?
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facebook unable to load/work properly in linux

I am facing problem with a facebook on linux these days, but when i switch back to windows (windows 7)it works absolutely fine. I am using fedora 14, 64 bit machine with Mozilla Firefox 3.6.24. Even ...
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How to download openSUSE 12.1 throught `wget -c`?

http://software.opensuse.org/121/en Usually I right click and open the download link in a new tab. Copy the url on the command line with wget -c. In this case I just can't right click on the ...
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Can we run firefox and Nightly simultaneously?

When I start nightly, new window of firefox is starts again, so I have to close firefox and start nightly, then if I open firefox Nightly's new window opens. What I am asking is can I run them both ...
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Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)

Sometimes Firefox doesn't release the mouse after dragging, so I need to kill the application to force it to release its pointer grab. Is there any command to force an application to ungrab the ...
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Shell from a Firefox tab

I have a requirement for a user in the office where they would like to open a terminal shell within a Firefox tab. Is this at all possible?
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Cannot access a website from Firefox

I'm trying to access www.belgacom.be using Firefox from my Archlinux system and I get the following error: Firefox can't find the server at www.belgacom.be When I use Chromium, it works perfectly. ...
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How to change a firefox option on a quick way (via shortcuts, command line,..)?

In Firefox we have two options at Firefox->Preferences->Preferences->Fonts and colors->Colors menu, Use system colors and Sites can use other colors. I would like keep the first one ...
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How to active tabs on windows by terminal? wmctrl doesn't have option available

I'd like improve a script of mine that uses firefox to perform tasks. I need activate a window and a tab with a specific name. For example, the window name could be Mozilla Firefox and the tab ...
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How to prevent the auto creation of the “Desktop” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again? When I upload files via Firefox, the Open File dialog appears and the Desktop ...
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Refresh/reload active browser tab from command line?

I'm trying to set up a custom toolchain where the browser (Firefox or, preferrably, Chrome) is often/frequently/constantly forced to refresh from the commandline. (The idea is to instantly see the ...
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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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My Firefox shortens names of the files I download [closed]

My Firefox automatically shortens the names of the files I download. For example, 231546798_20110608.pdf becomes 2315.pdf. I later realized that it may relate to the long name of the path into which ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the ...
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How to change Firefox language?

I have a Scientific Linux on my notebook (installed with German language). I installed Firefox with a simple "yum install firefox". But I need Firefox with Hungarian language. How can I configure ...
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firefox launch failed: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication

I logged into a Linux server (RHEL) from an linux desktop. There is not any error message at login, but I failed to launch firefox and see the following error emessage: [myname@myserver ~]$ firefox ...
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Xvfb or Firefox throwing errors & gratuitously logging

per the answer to this question, I'm running Xvfb to make a virtual display so firefox will run on my CentOS server. (I don't need to see firefox or do any actual key or screen input/output with ...
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Firefox not rendering some pages well

I recently installed ArchLinux on my macbook Alu. I've installed the nvidia proprietary graphics, and Gnome3. I have Firefox 10 installed with pacman. However Firefox is not rendering some pages ...
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Installing flash player for Firefox

I would like to install Flash player for Firefox on Linux. I downloaded the .tar.gz, and there are some compiled shared libraries. I am not sure how to make them work, and I am looking for a hint. ...
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Where does Firefox 10 look for plugins?

I installed Firefox 10 into ~/firefox. I've downloaded Adobe Flash Player into ~/flashplayer. In the past, I could symlink libflashplayer.so into ~/firefox/plugins. But now, when I look, there is no ...
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How/why can Firefox packages work on all Linuxes?

How/why can a Firefox 64bit (or 32bit) package work on different Linux distributions since each Linux distribution has a different version for gcc, glibc, linux kernel, etc. ?
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install firefox in ubuntu-server edition

I have ubuntu server edition installed and I want to install firefox inside it , I don't want full ubuntu-desktop package just a minimal setup which would let me run firefox inside ubuntu-server 10.04 ...
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How to make Firefox 9 read stdin?

An earlier question got several nice answers involving stdin, none of which work in Firefox 9.0.1 (Edit: because I didn't read that you had to start a new Firefox process to make them work (thanks ...
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Unprettyfied SSL error message?

I am trying to authenticate using my USB smartcard reader to a website. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with its most up to date Firefox browser 3.6.24. I get the following error message: Secure ...
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Firefox 3.6 end of life when? [closed]

When will be Firefox 3.6 end of lifetime?
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Are there any fresh versions of Firefox for Scientific-Linux [or RHEL] available offically?

No, I not really want to compile Firefox from source, and I don't want to add any untrusted 3rd party repositories. Google tells me there aren't any solution for having a fresh version of Firefox on ...
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Problem with executing Firefox version 9.0.1

I cannot run firefox version 9.0.1. When i try to execute the binary firefox I get an error -bash: ./firefox: cannot execute binary file. The info returned by file is as follows: firefox: ELF 32-bit ...
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Convergence with Firefox 3.6?

On many Linux distributions by default there is only Firefox 3.6. However, when I try to install Convergence I get: How can I install Convergence on a distro that runs Firefox 3.6 (e.g. ...
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Why are there Firefox 3.6 in the Linux repositories [closed]

Linux repositories=I mean "in general". So why aren't there any newer version of Firefox available in the repositories? [Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.]
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Why does Stackoverflow in Iceweasel cause high CPU usage for Xorg?

If I go to the front page of this site, and hit page down/page up repeatedly, it's pretty quick, and firefox-bin (iceweasel) uses maybe 50% CPU, Xorg uses maybe 40%. If I go to Stackoverflow's main ...
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How do I “fix” Flash?

I’m brand new to linux and, coming from Windows, I sometimes find it quite daunting. I managed to install openSUSE and after much trial and error I discovered how to install some software, and ...
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how to make firefox read stdin

echo '<h1>hello, world</h1>' | firefox cat index.html | firefox These commands don't work. If firefox can read stdin, I can send html to firefox via pipe. Is it possible to make firefox ...
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How to bypass flash version check in linux firefox and use Gnash

Is it possible, and how, for Gnash to present itself as Adobe Flash to avoid "install Adobe Flash" messages while viewing flash-based websites?
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How is FireFox running on a virtual machine that has no display?

I am using a Red Hat virtual machine, accessible only remotely. However when I use the top command, one of the displayed processes taking up the most memory is firefox, located at ...
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How to run an app in a framebuffer?

If I can see a movie from the console (like in this post), then how can I use other apps like Firefox from the console? I'm looking for something that works in Ubuntu, Fedora, or OpenBSD.
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Firefox not working past opening

Firefox is not working/responding after I open it. No buttons will work. It has been updated twice plus an uninstall and install. I am on PinguyOS 10.10 64bit. The same Firefox is working on ...
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How do I deploy Firefox Bookmarks for all users in the network?

I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I ...