Ubuntu thinks Firefox is running when it isn't.

Gilles Gravier Gilles at Gravier.org
Thu Nov 9 09:14:10 UTC 2006

Go into the .firefox directory... then in your profile directory, then 
delete the file called "lock" ...


Donald R. Ziesig wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have a minor problem.  Dapper Drake (32-bit AMD), updated to its 
> latest and greatest, is giving me problems with Firefox.
> It always, even as the first thing after a re-boot, thinks that Firefox 
> is running.  I get a dialog box that says:  "Firefox is already open but 
> is not responding.  To open a new window you must first close the 
> existing Firefox process or restart your system."
> There is no sign of Firefox, mozilla or any of its relatives in top or ps.
> How can I convince it that Firefox is NOT running?
> Thanks,
> donz

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