Firefox over SSH

27 03 2009

Hi, just a little snippet of knowledge I’ve picked up. I was having all sorts of problems getting Firefox to run stably over an SSH connection to a remote machine I was helping someone out with. It just kept hanging after the initial screen was shown. The answer, as tends to be the case, was horrifically mundane… Wait for it…

I had a copy of Firefox open on another desktop. Moral of the story… If you’re planning on running Firefox from a remote location, make sure you haven’t got a copy open on the local machine.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Hope this is of use to someone!





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