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Old 08-25-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
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Firefox crashed & now says my profile is "in use"??


I noticed my CPU was pegged. I topped the machine & saw firefox-bin was using all my cpu. Tried to kill -9 the pid, but that didn't do anything. Tried killall firefox-bin, but still nothing. Logged out & back in (to restart X), but still pegged by firefox. So I rebooted the machine.

Now that it's back up, when I try to launch firefox, it says that my profile is in use & it wasn't me to create a new one... but all my bookmarks are in the old one.

How can I make it not "in use"?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Check with 'ps ux | grep firefox' that it isn't still running. If not you can just copy bookmarks.html from your old profile to a new one.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:08 PM   #3
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No, don't do that! Just take a look at the following:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...roubleshooting
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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Check with 'ps ux | grep firefox' that it isn't still running. If not you can just copy bookmarks.html from your old profile to a new one.
It is definitely not still running.

I tied copying the bookmarks.html file from the old to new profile, but that has't worked. Maybe I did it wrong.

On my machine, I found the correct bookmarks.html in ~/.mozilla/firefox/o45bf1i0.briank & copyed them to new the new profile which is something like o6f978/bookmarks.html.

That didn't work. Should I have done something else?

Thanks
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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Just copying the bookmarks file is all you need to do, but I would have a look at that link for removing the lock file.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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I tried a number of different things. Removing the lock file didn't help. Copying bookmarks didn't help. What did work in the end however, was this...

When you start firefox, it brings up the dialog that says the profile is locked & create a new one, etc. I created a new profile, named it whatever & instead of letting it assign me a directory for the profile, I chose the location of the old profile.

Worked like a charm.
 
  


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