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Old 04-20-2006, 04:45 AM   #1
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let me into my account thunderbird!!!!


hello all ive just restarted my computer and when i get to the desktop click on the thunderbird icon to view my emails to be greeted by a form that says. "Mozilla Thunderbird cannot use the profile "cookie" because it is in use.

well, no it isnt otherwise i would be reading my e-mails. its not in ps aux so does anyone know how to stop this before i go insane? cheers trscookie
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:01 AM   #2
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Just a suggestion, try
Code:
killall -9 thunderbird-bin
and then see if you can start it.

Cheers, Leon.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:23 AM   #3
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Code:
cookie@HAL ~ $ killall -9 thunderbird-bin
thunderbird-bin: no process killed
cookie@HAL ~ $

cookie@HAL ~ $ ps aux | grep thunderbird | grep -v grep
cookie@HAL ~ $

cookie@HAL ~ $ ps aux | grep mozilla | grep -v grep
cookie    9620  0.0  0.2   2688  1052 ?        S    12:25   0:00 /bin/bash /usr/libexec/mozilla-launcher
cookie    9629  6.0  7.0  53140 36208 ?        S    12:25   0:12 /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin
cookie    9633  0.0  7.0  53140 36208 ?        S    12:25   0:00 /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin
cookie    9634  0.0  7.0  53140 36208 ?        S    12:25   0:00 /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin
cookie    9638  0.0  7.0  53140 36208 ?        S    12:25   0:00 /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin
cookie@HAL ~ $
still get this problem! :@
cheers anyway, any more suggestions?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:24 AM   #4
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Code:
find ~/.thunderbird -name lock
i've had a similar error before; sometime's it's due to an erroneous lock file in the .thunderbird directory. If you find any, delete or rename it and try again.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 08:09 AM   #5
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cheers for the reply, i just whent and watched neighbours came back and clicked on thunderbird and it loaded-up!?!?!?!?! nevermind cheers anyway. trscookie.
 
  


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