User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0 Build ID: 20160304114936 Steps to reproduce: 1. Use your default firefox profile 2. run firefox in the terminal as sudo 3. run firefox again as normal user Actual results: firefox starts firstrun again, and using sync is not possible (unexpected error). The error happens because when you run firefox as sudo it changes some files as root. Therefore they are owned by root and firefox as normal user can not access them anymore. for undo just do chown -R user:usergroup /home/USER/.mozilla/firefox/PROFILE Expected results: firefox should startup normal again
Component: Untriaged → Device Permissions
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Hardware: Unspecified → All
3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Startup and Profile System
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Running under sudo is unsupported and Firefox will no longer start in that situation; see bug 1323302.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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