Re: [SLUG] firefox windows

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun Mar 30 2008 - 13:51:14 EST

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, ronan wrote:

> Eben King wrote:
>> I have the Sessionsaver (version 0.2 d1 nightly 31) plugin to Firefox 1.5.
>> Every time I start FF (which is every time I exit X, plus every time it
>> crashes), maybe 1/3 the windows are visible and the rest are off one end or
>> the other of my virtual desktops (there are 10 of them in a row). For the
>> most part, I can just go to the rightmost desktop and pick any window with
>> a positive X-coordinate, and it is moved to (0,0). Similar for the other
>> end, with s/right/left/ and s/posi/nega/ . Occasionally one will get
>> "stuck" and I have to use FvwmConsole.
>> Anyone seen this, or know a workaround? apt and friends say I have FF 2.0,
>> but FF insists it's version 1.5. Sessionsaver has no updates, it says. How
>> about a (less-buggy) replacement?
> Perhaps you have two different versions of FireFox installed? Apt might have
> installed v2.0 in /opt or somewhere, while you manually installed v1.5 in
> /usr (or somewhere)? You can try "locate firefox/firefox" (looking for a
> firefox executable inside a directory named "firefox").


eben@pc:~$ locate firefox/firefox

eben@pc:~$ du -sh /usr/lib/firefox/ /opt/firefox/
20M /usr/lib/firefox/
22M /opt/firefox/

What would I lose if I did "rm -r /usr/lib/firefox/"? Actually, I might try
"mv /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib/firefox.old" and see how that goes first.

-eben   QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

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