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[SOLVRD] I launched Firefox from terminal, it works but what are these failure messages?

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EDIT: I have posed this quest over on Linuxquestions.org's forum for it can be as much a Linux question as it can a Firefox question. Let me add, the command name used is "firefox" in the Terminal. Add also my computer is : IBM System X Server (4362), 64-Bit 2-Core Intel, 4 G memory./EDIT

Launching Firefox from the command line terminal generates various-numbered errors while otherwise successfully launching normally. It's always a pair of lines containing all the same text except for reference in one to "ref" and the other to "unref."

Today I launched Firefox from Terminal twice and saw a different-numbered error, but the same text:

First launch: (firefox:6676): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(firefox:6676): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

And: (/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:6756): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:6756): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

Second launch: (firefox:6944): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(firefox:6944): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

and: (/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:7016): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:7016): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed


Running 64-bit versions of Linux Mint 17.3 and Firefox 59.0.2.

Firefox launches a profile dialogue from which I optionally choose an empty profile or go ahead and start the browser using my usual profile. I could skip the profile manager, but it's there if ever I need it for some reason. And I don't have to remember how to access it if I need it.

Thank you.

Modified by Linux_Mint_Firefox

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Keith Hedger, a Senior Member over on LinuxQuestions.org has posted a response to the parallel posting there:

glib tends to spew lots of warning like this. Ignore them they are harmless

I wrote back my thanks and marked it as "SOLVED."

After all, I still have this session open from kast night, six tabs open and two of them have been playing hours-long pink-noise videos from YouTube simultaneously, I have to believe him!

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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.