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Firefox starts on CentOS 7.7.1908 but immediately goes defunct

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cgr
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I am having trouble running Firefox 68.2.0 on a fresh install of CentOS 7.7.1908. This happens whether or not a .mozilla/ directory exists. The problem happens when I invoke Firefox from the command line with or without the "-safe-mode" switch. No Firefox window come up.

Here's what the process listing looks like:

[cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14109 12544 0 13:04 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox cgr 14118 14109 0 13:04 pts/2 00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct> [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14109 [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep [cgr@mypc ~]$

[cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14434 12544 0 13:29 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -safe-mode cgr 14444 14434 0 13:29 pts/2 00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct> [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14434 [cgr@mypc ~]$

[cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14465 12544 1 13:30 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -ProfileManager [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14465 [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep [cgr@mypc ~]$

I must use the -KILL switch to kill the program.

Any ideas on how to fix this problem>?

Thanks, cgr

I am having trouble running Firefox 68.2.0 on a fresh install of CentOS 7.7.1908. This happens whether or not a .mozilla/ directory exists. The problem happens when I invoke Firefox from the command line with or without the "-safe-mode" switch. No Firefox window come up. Here's what the process listing looks like: [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14109 12544 0 13:04 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox cgr 14118 14109 0 13:04 pts/2 00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct> [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14109 [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep [cgr@mypc ~]$ [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14434 12544 0 13:29 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -safe-mode cgr 14444 14434 0 13:29 pts/2 00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct> [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14434 [cgr@mypc ~]$ [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep cgr 14465 12544 1 13:30 pts/2 00:00:00 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -ProfileManager [cgr@mypc ~]$ kill -KILL 14465 [cgr@mypc ~]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v grep [cgr@mypc ~]$ I must use the -KILL switch to kill the program. Any ideas on how to fix this problem>? Thanks, cgr
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