[Project_owners] Can't use new FF profile

Todd Ross mozdev at brainsick.com
Mon Aug 22 16:39:05 EDT 2005

Eric Jung wrote:
> I've posted this here
> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=308496 but haven't had
> any luck, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me.
> I start FF with the -console -profileManager options. The profile
> gets created, but when I ask FF to run with that profile the console
> displays:
> *** loading the extensions datasource
> *** loading the extensions datasource
> *** loading the extensions datasource
> This message is displayed every 1/2 second or so, ad infitum. The
> browser window never appears. When I next start FF, the newly-created
> profile is listed in the Profile Manager, but if I start FF with that
> profile, the same infinite loop occurs.
> I've also tried "firefox -CreateProfile foo" followed by "firefox -P
> foo" from linux command-line. I get the same results as above.

I've read about numerous problems running Firefox on Linux.  They're 
usually resolved by running Firefox as root for the first time so it can 
create its global files and then subsequently running it as a less 
privelaged user.

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