Firefox Beta spawns a Firefox process that is inexorably tied to it

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Firefox for Android Graveyard
General
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: GPHemsley, Unassigned)

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Firefox 5
ARM
Android

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Description

7 years ago
I don't know if this is because I have both Firefox and Firefox Beta on my phone, but when I launch Firefox Beta, Task Manager shows both a Firefox Beta process and a Firefox process. When I quit the Firefox process, it also quits the Firefox Beta process, which is not what I intended.

My phone is a Motorola Atrix (MB860) running Android 2.2.2 (build number: OLYFR_U4_1.8.3).
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Updated

7 years ago
tracking-firefox5: --- → ?
Not tracking for firefox 5.

Can you attach a screen shot of what you see in your task manager please?
tracking-firefox5: ? → -
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Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you attach a screen shot of what you see in your task manager please?

Well, I'm not really sure how to do that. And besides, I don't see how it'll help; there's not really any information there beyond what I've already told you.

Among my other tasks, there's the Firefox Beta task (68 MB RAM) and the Firefox task (2 MB RAM). CPU is at 0% for both.
Sounds like bug 643032. Which is fixed for Firefox 6.
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Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Sounds like bug 643032. Which is fixed for Firefox 6.

Is there an easy way for me to confirm that this is indeed a dupe? Or should I just wait for Firefox 6 to hit Beta?
(In reply to comment #4)

> Is there an easy way for me to confirm that this is indeed a dupe? Or should
> I just wait for Firefox 6 to hit Beta?

You can download Firefox 6 for Android from here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android#Download_Aurora
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Comment 6

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> 
> > Is there an easy way for me to confirm that this is indeed a dupe? Or should
> > I just wait for Firefox 6 to hit Beta?
> 
> You can download Firefox 6 for Android from here:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android#Download_Aurora

Except I can't install it, because AT&T won't let me install unsigned apps without rooting.
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > (In reply to comment #4)
> > 

> Except I can't install it, because AT&T won't let me install unsigned apps
> without rooting.

You can install it via adb (over usb or ethernet). Install the android sdk (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html), which has adb in the tools folder and via commandline run "<path to adb> install fennec-6.0a2.multi.eabi-arm.apk" from the same directory you downloaded the aurora apk file.
I should also note that you'll need to enable usb debugging from the applications/development settings in order for adb to work over usb. I'm not sure what settings need to be changed to make it work over ethernet, so I suggest using usb.
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Can you attach a screen shot of what you see in your task manager please?
> 
> Well, I'm not really sure how to do that.
Also, see http://blog.lassey.us/2010/09/13/android-screen-shots-without-rooting-your-phone/ if you ever need to take a screenshot in the future
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