Closed Bug 448412 Opened 16 years ago Closed 1 month ago

Opening a local browser and a remote browser over X to Solaris 10, causes two browsers to opened locally.


(Firefox :: Shell Integration, defect)






(Reporter: charles.heynig, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080716 SUSE/ Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080716 SUSE/ Firefox/

If I open a local browser on SuSE linux, then ssh into a remote Solaris 10 server with X forwarding enabled.  When I issue the command /usr/bin/firefox, it causes another local browser to open with my default login page for my workstation. This browser is actually running on my local workstation not remotely and not X forwared.

This only happens with Solaris 10 as the remote OS, and with the version of Firefox that ships with Solaris 10.  Connecting to a remote version of SuSE, RedHat and Solaris 9 did not behave like this.  They all behaved as expected and ran the application on the remote machine, and just displayed the result back to me over X.

If I do not have a local copy of Firefox running when I ssh into the remote server, the behavior is as expected and the application runs remotely and displays over X to my local machine.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.On my local machine run /usr/bin/firefox
2.ssh (X11 forwarding is turned on in /etc/ssh/sshd_config)
3.on remote machine run /usr/bin/firefox

heynigc@ucc-112:~> ssh jump4
Last login: Tue Jul 29 13:16:39 2008 from ucc-112

-bash-3.00$ showrev
Hostname: jump4a
Hostid: 84ec853a
Release: 5.10
Kernel architecture: sun4v
Application architecture: sparc
Hardware provider: Sun_Microsystems
Kernel version: SunOS 5.10 Generic_127127-11
-bash-3.00$ /usr/bin/firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2007
-bash-3.00$ /usr/bin/firefox
-bash-3.00$ ps -ef | grep firefox
 heynigc  2510  2457   0 13:53:15 pts/6       0:00 grep firefox

Actual Results:  
Another Firefox window opens on my local workstation, with my local workstation preferences.

Expected Results:  
Firefox runs on the remote server with the preferences fromt the remote server.

I removed the Firefox installation that came with Solaris 10, and download the Solaris 10 version from contributed builds and the behavior was as expected.
I get the same behavior on Ubuntu 9.04.  My desktop and laptop are both running this same versions of Linux and Firefox with Gnome 2.26.1:

Linux grhp 2.6.28-13-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 2 07:57:31 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu: canonical - 1.0)

I do not need ssh's X11 forwarding as they're both currently plugged into the same 4-port switch.

I'd wanted to open a session where I *was not* logged in to a particular server so that I could view some detail that changed based on login status.
Severity: normal → S3
Closed: 1 month ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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