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Old 06-26-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
LX-i
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Unhang Mozilla/FireFox after system crash


Over the past few days, I've encountered some system instability. I believe I've located the offending program, but during the process, both Mozilla and FireFox now think that the "default" profile is in use. I've looked through some search engines to try to figure out how to free these up, but to no avail. I'm quickly running out of browsers! Does anyone know what I need to edit/delete/run to free these up so I can use them again?

(I know I could make another profile, but that's not the point - I like my bookmarks and cookies from the one I usually use...)
 
Old 06-26-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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If you ask me, all you need is Lynx .
 
Old 06-26-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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There's a lock file in your profile. Delete it. Your mozilla profile is in a hidden folder called .mozilla in your home folder. the lock file is in there ~/.mozilla/default/$RANDOM.slt/lock . Same thing with Firefox but, depending how old your Firefox is, the profile will be in either ~/.phoenix ~/.firefox or ~/.mozilla/firefox
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Andrew Benton
There's a lock file in your profile. Delete it. Your mozilla profile is in a hidden folder called .mozilla in your home folder. the lock file is in there ~/.mozilla/default/$RANDOM.slt/lock . Same thing with Firefox but, depending how old your Firefox is, the profile will be in either ~/.phoenix ~/.firefox or ~/.mozilla/firefox
That's it. I'm using FireFox 0.9, and it was in ~/.mozilla/firefox/default.lz7, and the file name was "lock". Thanks!
 
  


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