The /home/adaq/bin/firefox script takes care of the bulk of the problems, but it only works when it is able to invoke firefox. This can fail in a few ways(*), but here's what needs to be done:
a) mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.orig mv /adaqfs/home/adaq/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox chattr +i /usr/bin/firefox -- this is to keep rpm from blowing away the script behind your back b) stop all running firefoxes on the cluster c) regenerate the profiles in ~adaq/.mozilla/firefoxI will be happy to do (b) and (c), but there's no point until (a) is completed.
(*) The most common problem is that the desktop manager 'firefox' button
points to /usr/bin/firefox. I've changed this a half-dozen times on every
adaq machine but it always gets changed back at some point (ie. it's usually
only good for one login session). After that, it's only a matter of time
before the whole thing breaks. There are also ingrained problems with
shell rc scripts are used on the adaq cluster that make it
'alias' overrides to be reliable.
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