Problem starting Firefox session
cl at isbd.net
Tue Jan 27 11:13:17 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 02:50:05AM -0800, Graham Potts wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am a new user to Ububto having just migrated from Windows XP. I
> installed Fiefox as I have been a long time user of it. I did have it
> working OK but know when I click on my Firefox desktop icon I get a Close
> Firefox box containing the following message : "Firefox is already
> running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close
> the existing Firefox process, or restart your system".
> I couldn't see it running anywhere so I restarted the system. Nothing
> happened and I still got the same message.
> Then I de-installed Firefox and then re-installed Firefox but I am still
> getting the same message.
> Can anyone help a "newbie to Linux" with this problem.
It's probably a lock file in your firefox configuration directory.
You need to remove this lock file.
The lock file will *probably* be in your home directory and is
(that abcxyz is actually a random name, it won't actually be abcxyz)
If (from the command line) you do:-
find ~/.mozilla -name lock
it should return the full path to the lock file. Just remove it and
all should be well.
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