Originally Posted by Lordandmaker
I've had two unclean shutdowns on this computer, where my (simple) flatmate has switched it off at the socket without shutting down (i don't leave it on while i'm out anymore).
As a result, mozilla won't let me use my normal profile, under the impression it's still running.
In Windows, the way to get round this was to CtrAltDel to the task manager and kill any processes with 'Moz' in the name.
But i can't find any mention of mozilla in top. Is there somewhere else i should be looking?
I've tried quitting mozilla through <file><quit> but it still has the same problem.
With mozilla not running check to see if you have a mozilla lock file in place:
find /home/user/.mozilla -iname "*lock*"
If a mozilla lock file exists with mozilla not running then delete the lock file.