Problem starting Firefox session

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jan 27 23:04:19 UTC 2009

On 01/27/2009 02:50 AM, 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.
> Graham graham.potts at

Firefox was installed by default when you installed Ubuntu, there was no
need to 'install' it. It is/was located in
Applications|Internet|Firefox. How did you go about 'installing' it? If
you can tell us that, then perhaps we can guide you through removing and
then restoring.

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