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Re: Org links and Flatpak firefox

From: Ken Mankoff
Subject: Re: Org links and Flatpak firefox
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 06:25:59 -0700
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.15; emacs 27.1

Hi Max,

Thanks for the debugging suggestions. It helped me figure out that the problem 
was us usual human error.

Emacs opens URLs in the last-active (from the UI perspective) firefox, even if 
there is a firefox on the current virtual desktop. I had 
"browse-url-generic-program" set to a script that used xdotool to find if there 
was a firefox on this desktop, and then sent the URL there. xdotool doesn't 
play nice withe flatpak, and that was the problem.

Thanks again for the suggestions,


On 2022-07-02 at 20:46 -07, Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/07/2022 23:03, Ken Mankoff wrote:
>> I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 22.04. Firefox is no longer
>> instsallable via apt so I chose flatpak over snap. Now when I C-c
>> C-o (org-open-at-point) on a URL, Firefox comes to the foreground,
>> but nothing else happens. The page does not load. If I 'xdg-open
>> URL' then the URL loads, so the system outside of emacs does
>> interact correctly with the flatpak app.
> Please, seek for various messages reported during this action:
> - Emacs *Messages* buffer (C-h C-e)
> - Firefox console (Ctrl+Shift+J)
> - stderr of the Firefox process, unsure where it can be expected for
>   flatpak apps: terminal application from which Firefox was initially 
> started, output of "journalctl --user", in earlier days X11 errors may
> be saved to ~/.xsession-errors
> - flatpak may have its own log file.
> It is rather strange that Firefox receives some event, xdg-open works
> in isolation, but not from Emacs. What does happen when
> - `browse-url' is called from Emacs,
> - a link is activated in an Org document when Firefox application is closed?
> Notice that you did not specify which versions of Emacs and Org you
> have installed (M-x org-version), and the source of the package:
> bundled with emacs, elpa-org deb package, Emacs ELPA package, etc.

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