This is Debian 9 Stretch speaking,
#1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u4 (2018-08-21), with a new, portable installation of Firefox 62.0 run from
$ which firefox /opt/firefox/firefox
My problem is that, even though the command
does launch and run a firefox instance, a subsequent command
$ firefox any.kind/of/url
fails with the famous window message
Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.
whereas it used to just open a new tab for the provided url in the existing, running session.
--no-remote do not help. And I have checked according to this post, that
$ echo $MOZ_NO_REMOTE 0
.. which I think should mean that my desired behaviour is the expected behaviour. (Note that it is not clear to me what is the
init file they refer to in this post).
As (I-think-)related problems:
- clicking a link in a
evincealso fails with the same error message.
- cliking a link in an e-mail viewed in thunderbird also fails with the same error message.
Am I missing anything here?
How do I add a new tab to the running browser session from the command line?
Any way to solve / get around this problem?