Why is firefox failing to load my newly created profile?
I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 on Fedora 33. I have just created a couple of profiles via the profile manager, but attempting to start with a specific profile from the command line, like this:
firefox --profile default
Causes Firefox to complain:
Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.
- A profile named default exists and is visible in the profile manager.
- An entry for the default profile exists in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini:
[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=8hiuv29u.default
- The named directory exists:
$ ls -ld ~/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default drwx------ 11 lars lars 4096 Jan 12 16:13 /home/lars/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default
- If I start the profile manager, select the "default" profile, and then "Start Firefox", it opens the browser as expected.
This is happening with multiple profiles; not just the default profile. These are all profiles that were just created.