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Old 07-21-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
rryjew
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Mozilla 1.4 Multiple Instance/Profile problem


Hi All,

I have a newbie question on Mozilla. I'm running RH9 and I recently uninstalled the Mozilla RPM's and installed the latest version of Mozilla.

The new version works fine but I have a problem when I try to open multiple instances of Mozilla using either the desktop icon or typing "mozilla" in a terminal. If I try to start a second instance of Mozilla I get a pop-up asking me to choose a profile. If I select "Start Mozilla" I get an error that the profile is already in use and I need to create a new one.

However, if Mozilla is already running and I hit "ctrl-n". A new Mozilla window opens. So I know that I can have multiple Mozilla windows open.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ray
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:26 AM   #2
Sargek
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Re: Mozilla 1.4 Multiple Instance/Profile problem

Quote:
Originally posted by rryjew
Hi All,

I have a newbie question on Mozilla. I'm running RH9 and I recently uninstalled the Mozilla RPM's and installed the latest version of Mozilla.

The new version works fine but I have a problem when I try to open multiple instances of Mozilla using either the desktop icon or typing "mozilla" in a terminal. If I try to start a second instance of Mozilla I get a pop-up asking me to choose a profile. If I select "Start Mozilla" I get an error that the profile is already in use and I need to create a new one.

However, if Mozilla is already running and I hit "ctrl-n". A new Mozilla window opens. So I know that I can have multiple Mozilla windows open.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ray
This annoyed the crap out of me until I started using tabbed browsing. When you are in Mozilla, hit ctl-T and a new tab will appear on the tab bar. This is, of course, assuming you have the tab bar visible. I use this to have multiple sites open at the same time, which is, I'm guessing, why you wanted multiple instances open in the first place.

Paul
 
Old 11-30-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
Demonbane
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the version of mozilla that comes with redhat uses a script to launch it to overcome this problem, remember to change the paths:

#!/bin/sh
#
# The contents of this file are subject to the Netscape Public
# License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file
# except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of
# the License at http://www.mozilla.org/NPL/
#
# Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS
# IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or
# implied. See the License for the specific language governing
# rights and limitations under the License.
#
# The Original Code is mozilla.org code.
#
# The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Netscape
# Communications Corporation. Portions created by Netscape are
# Copyright (C) 1998 Netscape Communications Corporation. All
# Rights Reserved.
#
# Contributor(s):
#

##
## Usage:
##
## $ mozilla
##
## This script is meant to run a mozilla program from the mozilla
## rpm installation.
##
## The script will setup all the environment voodoo needed to make
## mozilla work.

cmdname=`basename $0`

## don't leave any core files around
ulimit -c 0

##
## Variables
##
MOZ_DIST_BIN="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4"
MOZ_PROGRAM="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/mozilla-bin"
MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/mozilla-xremote-client"

##
## Set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
##
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4"

export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME

##
## Set LD_LIBRARY_PATH
##
if [ "$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" ]
then
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
else
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
fi

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

##
## Make sure that we set the plugin path for backwards compatibility
##
if [ "$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH" ]
then
MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
else
MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
fi
export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH

##
## Set FONTCONFIG_PATH for Xft/fontconfig
##
FONTCONFIG_PATH="/etc/fonts:${MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME}/res/Xft"
export FONTCONFIG_PATH

# Figure out if we need to ser LD_ASSUME_KERNEL for older versions of the JVM.

function set_jvm_vars() {

# see if the jvm exists in either of the locations
if [ -L /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so ]; then
JVM_ORIG_LINK=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
fi

if [ -L /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so ]; then
JVM_ORIG_LINK=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
fi

if [ -z "$JVM_ORIG_LINK" ]; then
return;
fi

JVM_LINK=`perl -e "print readlink('$JVM_ORIG_LINK')"`

# is it relative? if so append the full path

echo "${JVM_LINK}" | grep -e "^/" 2>&1 > /dev/null

if [ "$?" -ne "0" ]; then
JVM_LINK=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/${JVM_LINK}
fi

JVM_BASE=`basename $JVM_LINK`
JVM_DIR=`echo $JVM_LINK | sed -e s/$JVM_BASE//g`
JVM_COMMAND=$JVM_DIR/java
if [ ! -r $JVM_COMMAND ]; then
JVM_DIR=${JVM_DIR}../../../bin/
JVM_COMMAND=$JVM_DIR/java
# does the command exist?
if [ ! -r "$JVM_COMMAND" ]; then
return
fi
fi

# export this temporarily - it seems to work with old and new
# versions of the JVM.
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5

# get the version
JVM_VERSION=`$JVM_COMMAND -version 2>&1 | grep version | cut -f 3 -d " " | sed -e 's/\"//g'`

unset LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

case "$JVM_VERSION" in
(1.3.0*)
# bad JVM
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
;;
esac
}

function check_running() {
$MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM 'ping()' 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
RETURN_VAL=$?
if [ "$RETURN_VAL" -eq "2" ]; then
echo 0
return 0
else
echo 1
return 1
fi
}

function open_mail() {
if [ "${ALREADY_RUNNING}" -eq "1" ]; then
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM 'xfeDoCommand(openInbox)' \
2>/dev/null >/dev/null
else
exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $*
fi
}

function open_compose() {
if [ "${ALREADY_RUNNING}" -eq "1" ]; then
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM 'xfeDoCommand(composeMessage)' \
2>/dev/null >/dev/null
else
exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $*
fi
}

# OK, here's where all the real work gets done

# set our JVM vars
set_jvm_vars

# check to see if there's an already running instance or not
ALREADY_RUNNING=`check_running`

# If there is no command line argument at all then try to open a new
# window in an already running instance.
if [ "${ALREADY_RUNNING}" -eq "1" ] && [ -z "$1" ]; then
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM "xfeDoCommand(openBrowser)" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
fi

# check system locale
MOZARGS=
MOZLOCALE=`echo $LANG | sed "s|_\([^.]*\).*|-\1|g"`
[ -f $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/chrome/$MOZLOCALE.jar ] && MOZARGS="-UILocale $MOZLOCALE"


# if there's no command line argument and there's not a running
# instance then just fire up a new copy of the browser
if [ -z "$1" ]; then
exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $MOZARGS 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
fi

unset RETURN_VAL

# If there's a command line argument but it doesn't begin with a -
# it's probably a url. Try to send it to a running instance.

USE_EXIST=0
opt="$1"
case "$opt" in
-mail)
open_mail ${1+"$@"}
;;
-compose)
open_compose ${1+"$@"}
;;
-*) ;;
*) USE_EXIST=1 ;;
esac

if [ "${USE_EXIST}" -eq "1" ] && [ "${ALREADY_RUNNING}" -eq "1" ]; then
# check to make sure that the command contains at least a :/ in it.
echo $opt | grep -e ':/' 2>/dev/null > /dev/null
RETURN_VAL=$?
if [ "$RETURN_VAL" -eq "1" ]; then
# if it doesn't begin with a '/' and it exists when the pwd is
# prepended to it then append the full path
echo $opt | grep -e '^/' 2>/dev/null > /dev/null
if [ "${RETURN_VAL}" -ne "0" ] && [ -e `pwd`/$opt ]; then
opt="`pwd`/$opt"
fi
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM "openurl($opt)" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
fi
# just pass it off if it looks like a url
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM "openurl($opt,new-window)" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
fi

exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $MOZARGS ${1+"$@"}
 
  


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