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Old 06-25-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
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Mozilla user profile

I was using mozilla and I went to see if a cable was connected to my computer and I accidently hit the power switch. Now, when I start up my computer mozilla doesn't start but when I click the icon I get the little box telling me to select my profile. I just click default and start mozilla but it gives me a "this profile already in use" error. How to I kill mozilla so I can start it normally?
Old 06-25-2003, 04:21 PM   #2
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You mean you shut the machine off by accident and when you rebooted it said mozilla was already running? hmmm...that is strange. Try doing:

ps -aux | grep mozilla

and then kill all the mozilla processes.
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As root:
pkill mozilla

BTW There might be also a problem with temporary files - if possible remove everything from /tmp.
Old 06-25-2003, 04:46 PM   #4
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here is what I got
[darinf@localhost darinf]$ ps -aux|grep mozilla
Bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'?
darinf    3669  0.0  0.1  1724  600 pts/1    R    20:31   0:00 grep mozilla
and I think I killed it because now I get
[root@localhost darinf]# ps -aux|grep mozilla
Bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'?
I have deleted all from my /tmp directory and nothing happens after I type pkill mozilla as root. Still when I click start mozilla as default I get "Mozilla cannot use the profile "default" because it is in use. Please choose another profile or create a new one" I have tried creating a new one and mozilla work but I have none of my email, bookmarks, setting etc... I have ran kill 3669 and here is what I get when I run top, if it helps and it still doesn't work.
Old 06-25-2003, 10:00 PM   #5
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fixed. I just logged out and in again. Very strange.


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