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Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

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Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

Hi,

I'm running RHEL6.3, I have the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox (V10.0.7) installed. I need 32-bit for WebEx (Java plugin), and the 64-bit for Flash player. I currently load the 32-bit executable by running: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode? e.g. firefox -32b

Thanks in advance, Simon

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Re: Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

The 32 bit and 64 bit versions are different programs and thus installed in a different program directory, so you need to start them in their own program directory.
If you want to start them via one command then you need to write a script file to set the correct program directory.

Why don't you create two desktop shortcuts for each of the two Firefox versions and start them with their own profile?

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Re: Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

The 32 bit and 64 bit versions are different programs and thus installed in a different program directory, so you need to start them in their own program directory.
If you want to start them via one command then you need to write a script file to set the correct program directory.

Why don't you create two desktop shortcuts for each of the two Firefox versions and start them with their own profile?

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Re: Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

Thank you for the response. My current solution is to have two desktop shortcuts. If you install both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version, then the 64-bit is used. Hence I was hoping that there was a command switch to enable you to override this. Looks like I will have to tell my customers to run "/usr/lib/firefox/firefox" inorder to load the correct executable.

Cheers, Simon