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Old 03-13-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Firefox 1.5/3.x Simultaneous


I have to run Firefox 1.5 to access Rhapsody Music on my Linux system.
But, I'd like to surf using 3.x. The problem is when I'm listening to music with 1.5, it defaults and I can't get 3.x to run.

I've tried running /firefox-3.0 from various directories, but no luck. Seems when one is running, whenever the program is called it defaults to the version that is running.

Anyone know of a way around this?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 05:31 AM   #2
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You could delete the lock file before you start
 
Old 03-13-2009, 05:34 AM   #3
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You could delete the lock file before you start
How's this done, and I'm not defeating inherent security by doing so, am I?
That's my main reason for wanting to run 3.x, what with all the hacks and exploits, and the given nature hacks love my system.
 
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How's this done, and I'm not defeating inherent security by doing so, am I?
no, a lockfile prevents that the program is started twice.
it should be in
.mozilla/firefox/
in your home directory.

Can't you use opera to access Rhapsody Music ?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:03 AM   #5
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Thanks, I found it. In ~./mozilla/
I deleted both 'lock' and 'parentlock', but to no avail. Still wants to start up Firefox 1.5 instead of 3.x when I have the first already running.

And, no, I can't access Rhapsody with Opera. They only have Firefox 1.5 compatibility, but I guess I can't complain too much. The just recently started supporting the Linux platform. Still can't get Rhapsody ToGo, though.

I'll keep trying, it's not that big of a deal, I just don't like not being able to run the version of the prog. I want to.
 
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Perhaps this will help:
start firefox with:
Code:
firefox -p -no-remote
and create a new profile
 
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Perhaps this will help:
start firefox with:
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firefox -p -no-remote
and create a new profile
Thanks, repo. That did it. Now I can run different versions concurrently.
 
  


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