4

Firefox won't start with trickle

view full story
linux-howto

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – The following page suggests that trickle should work with Firefox for controlling up/download bandwidth, but I can't get it to work. Attempting to launch it via the shell script or directly with the firefox executable trickle -d 128 -u 56 firefox trickle -d 128 -u 56 /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.6/firefox fails; firefox just never comes up. Both wget and ktorrent work with limited bandwidth via a similar command, although ktorrent always crashes after a short while (only with trickle), so trickle itself would seem to be okay. I'm running Fedora 12, up to date via yum, with kernel.org kernel 2.6.32.2. I think I must be missing something obvious, but I thought I'd ask if anyone else has this working before beating on it for too much longer. Thanks. (HowTos)