Running Firefox in a While-loop for Kiosk

alexgill at alexgill at
Wed Jul 18 05:33:02 CEST 2007

Hello List,

I have an LTSP setup with Firefox running atop XFCE (xfwm and xfdesktop) for the purpose of providing kiosk functionality.  My goal is to have FF always up -- and so it'd re-open after being closed.

I'm using the "autostart" feature to launch the script at startup:
    while true; do /usr/bin/firefox; done;
Sometime this gets out of hand and will start launching ad infinitum....  But other times, it works nicely.  

Has anyone every tried having such a large app loop like this?  Any advice on getting Firefox to always relauch in a sane and reliable way??

TIA, Alex Gill

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