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Re: [opensuse] Re: Where is default browser set? (& hope no one is logged in via WiFi)
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:52:56 +0200
  • Message-id: <oid1jo$diu$>
Knurpht - Gertjan Lettink wrote:

Op dinsdag 20 juni 2017 20:04:26 CEST schreef Carlos E. R.:
On 2017-06-20 19:02, John Andersen wrote:
On 06/19/2017 03:48 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

I think that if you fire up firefox from inside ssh, it tries to
run Firefox of the client machine, thus avoiding that B/W problem.

Carlos, I know you know better, so I'm assuming you somehow tangled
that sentence. What was it you REALLY wanted to say.

I think you got two concepts conflated.

No, I did not.

ssh client is the (local) machine, where you sit.
ssh server is the other (remote) machine where firefox runs.

X Server is the (local) machine, where you sit.
X Client is the other (remote) machine, where you launched firefox.

No part of firefox runs on the local machine. You don't even have
to have it installed locally.

Check it yourself.

I did, and I insist: I get the local Firefox window, not the server
machine Firefox.

This is a known feature of firefox.

-Wrong, wrong, wrong. Firefox runs on the remote, X-forwarding sends
the interface to the client. Easy to check: open an ssh -X session to
the remote in one terminal window or tab, fire up firefox, open a
second ssh session in a second window/tab . Next, run 'ps -ea| grep
firefox' both locally and remotely. Solid proof.

Just tried it - ssh -X to office34 (leap422), stop any local firefox,
then start another. I don't get a firefox 52 (from leap), instead I
get another firefox 11 on my workstation.

Per Jessen, Zürich (23.2°C) - virtual servers, made in Switzerland.

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