Leaving firefox running remotely through a ssh connection

Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it
Wed Aug 4 18:57:56 UTC 2010

suvayu ali wrote:
> If your intention is to keep a constantly running firefox session
> which you want to connect to at some point in time in the future, then
> I would suggest you run a VNC (or some other remote desktop protocol)
> and start firefox from there. So something like this should work,
> paul at remote-host $ vncserver :<display> -geometry <desired_resolution>

And the operation of starting a vncserver can be automated
with a two-line configuration of /etc/sysconfig/vncservers and
a possible "chkconfig vncservers on".
You can start firefox in $HOME/.vnc/xstartup.
(preferably also start a window manager like fluxbox or twm)

I can reply with an example, if needed.

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it

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