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Old 10-22-2003, 10:09 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firebird (locked file)

I can run one instance of firebird and then go to FILE > New Window but i cannot click on the same desktop icon more then once without getting the select profile window.

I beleive this is due to a locked(?) file?

How can i start multiple instances
Old 10-22-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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can't without creating different profiles. no reason to. open a new window or tab.
Old 10-22-2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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all u have to do is delete that lock file. wut i did was write a script file that checks for the lock file and then removes it before starting a new instance of firebird.

looks like this

if [ -h ~/.phoenix/default/*/lock ]
rm -f ~/.phoenix/default/*/lock

firebird $1

and i put the file in /usr/bin/mozfirebird

edit: since ur using an icon u'll want to change the path of that icon to /usr/bin/mozfireird.

Last edited by eltongeoff; 10-22-2003 at 10:38 PM.
Old 10-23-2003, 06:33 PM   #4
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Uh... I had the same issue with mozilla and Firebird. My solution is in the thread above; slightly more elaborate than removing the lock but it prevents you from loading a whole new Firebird session into memory.


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