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Old 02-08-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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I cannot open Iceweasel more then 1 time


When I try to open two times Iceweasel I get this:

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Iceweasel is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Iceweasel process, or restart your system.
I am very suprprised, because in Windows xp I can open mozilla firefox 2,3 or more times.
And in Linux, I cannot.
Some idea?
 
Old 02-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Code:
$ ps -U your-username
$kill iceweasel-process-number
$su
--enter-root-password--
#apt-get -y upgrade
 
Old 02-08-2010, 03:10 PM   #3
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It doesnot block.
I can start it, but only one time.
When I try to start it 2 times, then i recive this message and I cannot start, execute it more then 1 time.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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you can remove the lock file.
However, why do you want to start it twice ?
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:12 PM   #5
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repo has a point there.
Just use the ctrl+N to open a new window.
If you need the functionality of gecko, then use epiphany or galeon.
Another option: virtualize and minimalize.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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Check to see if you have this package installed
PHP Code:
gtk-qt-engine 
From this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stable-773551/

This was a problem for me and many others. The fix was to uninstall the package. I saw no ill-effects and the problem was solved.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 08:14 AM   #7
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you can remove the lock file.
However, why do you want to start it twice ?
I have 3 screens and sometimes I want to open it 2 or 3 times and have a Iceaweasel window in each screen.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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Try running a session with Xephyr.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:00 AM   #9
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I think what you really want is only one instance but multiple windows. This is usually possible, but for some reason when you try to connect to the running instance it fails to do so. Please completely kill the iceweasel process and start it up again.

Evo2.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #10
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Have you tried the Ctrl + N option as described by Repo? It works fine for me.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #11
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Have you tried the Ctrl + N option as described by Repo? It works fine for me.
That would help if I have my screens with dual veiew.
But I have them in different X.
So, when I press contrl + N, it opens a new window in the same screen, and what I want is to open a new window in another screen.
And I cannot move windows between my screens.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
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What's the default screen size?

Go with Xephyr using the following:
On screens of 1280x1024 to 1024x768 Set up two windows with measures of 45% X and Y of the original screen. This will allow you to run an instance of iceweasel in the background and two in the foreground.
You will be able to switch between them.
Just be sure to close each Xephyr session through the terminal with the proper command or ctrl+C.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:15 PM   #13
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I thought there was a preference file that has something like multipleinstances -false
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:29 PM   #14
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Quote:
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That would help if I have my screens with dual veiew.
But I have them in different X.
So, when I press contrl + N, it opens a new window in the same screen, and what I want is to open a new window in another screen.
And I cannot move windows between my screens.
Ok, now we have the information we need.

On the 2nd X session run.
Code:
iceweasel -no-remote
This is documented in the man page.

However, the better thing to do would be to fix your X setup.

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 02-10-2010 at 08:30 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #15
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Ok, now we have the information we need.

On the 2nd X session run.
Code:
iceweasel -no-remote
This is documented in the man page.

However, the better thing to do would be to fix your X setup.

Evo2.
Code:
Iceweasel is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Iceweasel process, or restart your system.
I got the same error, as when I try to open a new window.
In debian squeeze, it seems to be fixed.
As I see, I have to upgrade some day to debian squeeze.

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However, the better thing to do would be to fix your X setup.
What you mean to fix my x?
 
  


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