Re: how to run a second copy of firefox in a separate address space with no connection to the first?
- Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:54:14 +0200
- From: Sven Hartge <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to run a second copy of firefox in a separate address space with no connection to the first?
Dan Hitt <dan.hitt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would like to run a second copy of firefox in debian, that is
> completely unconnected to the first.
> That is, the second copy should not share history, cookies, any kind
> of storage, passwords, configuration, or anything else with the first.
> It should be possible to send a signal to one (such as kill) without
> the other being aware of it.
> In essence it should run parallel to firefox like a clone (e.g., Pale
> Moon), except using the same binary. (But i'd be willing to copy the
> binary if there were an easy way to just change its name to firefox2
> or something.)
Make a new user on your system, and start firefox as that user via sudo,
adding the option "--no-remote" to the firefox command line.
You might need to add
Defaults env_reset,env_keep+="DISPLAY XAUTHORITY"
to your /etc/sudoers to allow any programm running as the other user
access to your X session.
Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.