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Old 01-20-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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Opening multiple instances of Seamonkey from the command line?


I can't believe this question hasn't been asked, and answered, which makes me believe I'm not asking it correctly.

I want to be able to open up new browser windows for seamonkey by the command line. And you know what, not even just the command line. From apps too. I can't do it. Instead, I get the old "Manage Users Profiles" box to come up. (It's the box that tells you "default" is already running and gives you the option to open a new profile.)

This is particularly a pain in the butt for me when I'm running Cedega and I want to "Vote". "Vote" opens up a browser window, so you can "Vote" from the internet. But, if I'm already surfing on SeaMonkey, I get the "Manage Users Profiles" box, instead.

NB: I know it's a tough issue. I was able to chase down a non-released bug fix from Mozilla back on Mozilla 1.7.12. It involved patching run-mozilla.sh. It wasn't an easy thing to do and the developers wrote in the notes that they weren't going to release the patch at all. But the link to the developer's patch was still good, so I used it. I rewrote run-mozilla.sh using the patch and it worked. I was able to "Vote" in Cedega while surfing the net.

Fixing run-mozilla.sh was a long time ago, and I forget if I needed to perform any other tricks as well to make it work. My only notes (on the Cedega forums) led me to believe I did the inserts manually. So, I tried it today on SeaMonkey 1.0.7. It doesn't work at all.

Is there some simple fix out there that I've been missing all these years?

--vonSt
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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Try something like; seamonkey &
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Try something like; seamonkey &
OK, I did. It didn't work.

Given the bugzilla reports I found, I don't think my distro is part of the problem, but I am running Slackware. Maybe other distros don't have that problem. And, as another test, I clicked on the "Mozilla Web Browser" icon in my XFCE launcher tray. Same problem. (XFCE doesn't have a default workaround, either.)

The bugzilla heart of the issue is that when one launches "mozilla" or "seamonkey", one is not launching a browser window. One is starting the suite. The hack fix they offered actually limits all subsequent openings to just the browser window only.

But, it doesn't work now, and I'm looking for a more official work around from the community than my hack I did a couple years ago.

Certainly I'm not the only one with this issue!?!?!

--vonSt
 
Old 01-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Can't say for sure with slackware, but with RHEL it does work;

$ rpm -qa seamonkey
seamonkey-1.0.6-0.6.2.fc6
[lenard@Aspire5000 ~]$ seamonkey &
[1] 28955
[lenard@Aspire5000 ~]$ seamonkey &
[2] 28977

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