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Old 12-19-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Firefox crashes


Ubnuntu 8.10 dual boot installed and seems to work, but Firefox won't open. It says it is already open, please close and try again. Firefox is not open, have rebooted and tried killall firefox Nothing seems to help, other browser work fine(I don't remember the name). Any ideas? I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling and same problem.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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do
ps ax | grep firefox
try to open firefox in a terminal, and look for errormessages
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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you have to delete the lock and parentlock files (sometimes only one of them is there)

To do this, you need to go to your mozilla profile directory:

Code:
cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/(bunch of random characters).default/
rm lock
rm .parentlock
note: if the lock files arent in there, check other the directories in the ./mozilla/firefox/ directory.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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do
ps ax | grep firefox
try to open firefox in a terminal, and look for errormessages
Tried that
roy@roy-2007laptop:~$ ps ax | grep firefox
6280 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep firefox

when i open in terminal I get the same open but not responding message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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you have to delete the lock and parentlock files (sometimes only one of them is there)

To do this, you need to go to your mozilla profile directory:

Code:
cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/(bunch of random characters).default/
rm lock
rm .parentlock
note: if the lock files arent in there, check other the directories in the ./mozilla/firefox/ directory.
Tried that, I can't see any lock files

roy@roy-2007laptop:~/.mozilla/firefox/9tgkvvbz.default$ rm lock
rm: cannot remove `lock': No such file or directory
roy@roy-2007laptop:~/.mozilla/firefox/9tgkvvbz.default$ rm .parentlock
rm: cannot remove `.parentlock': No such file or directory
roy@roy-2007laptop:~/.mozilla/firefox/9tgkvvbz.default$
 
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Tried that, I can't see any lock files
try this
cannabis:/var/lock# find /home/ -name lock
/home/repo/.mozilla/firefox/inpztry5.default/lock
cannabis:/var/lock#
 
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yeah, they should be there... like I said, they may not be in that profile. So just a slight modification to what repo said:

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find /home/(your user)/.mozilla/ | grep lock
should root them out. If they really aren't anywhere in .mozilla/, then I have no idea what's causing the problem. But I've had this happen a few times, and this always solved it.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #8
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try this
cannabis:/var/lock# find /home/ -name lock
/home/repo/.mozilla/firefox/inpztry5.default/lock
cannabis:/var/lock#
Is that all on one line?

roy@roy-2007laptop:~/.mozilla/firefox/9tgkvvbz.default$ cannabis:/var/lock# find /home/ -nme lock
bash: cannabis:/var/lock#: No such file or directory
 
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in a terminal type
find /home/ -name lock
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #10
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yeah, they should be there... like I said, they may not be in that profile. So just a slight modification to what repo said:

Code:
find /home/(your user)/.mozilla/ | grep lock
should root them out. If they really aren't anywhere in .mozilla/, then I have no idea what's causing the problem. But I've had this happen a few times, and this always solved it.
That pulled up lots of stuff, mostly with clock or block in the title not lock

I am going to try running from live cd and see what that does. I tried reinstalling ububuntu yesterday to no avail
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #11
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in a terminal type
find /home/ -name lock
roy@roy-2007laptop:~$ find/home/ -name lock
bash: find/home/: No such file or directory
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #12
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find /home/ -name lock
look at the space between find and /home

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:20 PM   #13
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I logged in as guest and it works
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #14
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find /home/ -name lock
look at the space between find and /home
roy@roy-2007laptop:~$ find /home/ -name lock
/home/roy/.gnome2/epiphany/mozilla/epiphany/lock
 
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I logged in as guest and it works
So you still need to delete the lock file in the users directory
 
  


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