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How can I run Firefox on Linux headlessly (i.e. without requiring libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0)?

I’ve got Dreamhost shared hosting, and I’m trying to run Firefox 3.0 on it headlessly for use with Selenium. When I try to run it (~/local/bin/firefox/firefox), I get the following error message: ...
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Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?

I try to launch Firefox over SSH, using ssh -X user@hostname and then firefox -no-remote but it's very very slow. How can I fix this? Is it a connection problem?
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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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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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Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version

According to my browser (Firefox 34.0) the installed version of the Shockwave Flash plugin appears to be 11.2.202.424. This version is considered to be insecure: ...
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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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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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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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Starting firefox on a remote host (over ssh) opens a new window locally: what is happening?

I have never noticed this behaviour before, and am a little confused as to what is happening. I have a local copy of firefox running, then ssh (ssh -X <url>) into a remote server and start a ...
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Why starting firefox (from command line) in VM starts the firefox in the host machine and vice-versa?

I have a SLED 10 host machine and I am using a SLES 10 VM via ssh -X. When I start firefox in my VM using firefox & then it runs the firefox which is installed in the VM. So that's fine. ...
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Launch a GUI browser on server without a GUI? [duplicate]

What's a simple way to launch a browser on an server that doesn't have a GUI, but needs a GUI-like browser? Something like Firefox or Chrome. I need to trigger a page load but it needs full javascript ...
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Escape closing parentheses from URL with firefox -remote

I have this command (for detailed info see Shortcut to google selected text): sh -c 'firefox -remote "openURL(http://www.google.com/search?q=$(xsel),new-tab)"' But when I select a text which ends ...
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Firefox error message when adding client certificate signed by CA

I'm getting this message when I'm trying to add a certificate to Firefox's "your certificate tab". I generated and signed it before by a server which also is a CA. Failed to decode the file. ...
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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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web-based consoles and special characters

I sometimes handle virtual-machines in VMware vCloud Director console or in Digital Ocean web console. Both work in browsers. I have also managed some RSA adapters on IBM servers which use Java ...
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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?
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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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How do I install Flash plugin for Firefox in Slackware 14.1?

I searched on Google but the tutorials I found said they had to paste the plugin in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins But this folder does not exist! Can someone help me?
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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 ...