LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
Chili.Willy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze, SliTaz
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 1
No process (ps) for Iceweasel / Firefox


This is a nuisance, not a big problem, but it is weird.

Iceweasel (basically same thing as Firefox) is running, with a couple of windows open. Most of the time I can issue
ps -u myusername | grep fox
and I get a process number for, I think firefox-bin. Something about firefox, anyway.

But once in a while (like now), I'll need to kill Iceweasel because the sound is misbehaving, and ps -u myusername does not produce any lines containing "firefox". So there's no way to kill it! killall firefox-bin doesn't work either.

Like I said, weird. I tried ps -A and ps -e, but still no firefox listed. Also, top does not show any firefox process. How can this be?

Oh yes, I did check for processes with "ice" in the name also.

Thanks, LinuxQuestioners.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
Mr-Bisquit
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Debian, Fedora
Posts: 770
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: 68
Code:
$ps -aux | grep mozilla
 
Old 02-08-2010, 11:54 PM   #3
knudfl
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Copenhagen DK
Distribution: PCLinuxOS2020 CentOS6.10 CentOS7.7 + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
Posts: 17,402

Rep: Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611Reputation: 3611
Iceweasel is a "wrapper package", nothing but 1 MB java* , etc.
and a link 'firefox-bin' to ../xulrunner-1.xx/xulrunner-stub.

'top' sometimes shows one relevant process = xulrunner-stub
Next time you start iceweasel the process can be named : firefox-bin.

'killall xulrunner-stub' or 'killall firefox-bin'
.. will kill iceweasel, I guess.
.....
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
Chili.Willy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze, SliTaz
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Thanks, Mr-Bisquit and knudfl.

ps aux did show /usr/lib/iceweasel/firefox-bin -a iceweasel

and xulrunner-stub shows up in both top and ps -u myUserName

Chili.Willy
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Iceweasel or Firefox? Zaskar Debian 43 07-05-2014 10:34 PM
How to make Iceweasel into Firefox? stratotak Debian 1 05-15-2009 10:01 PM
Iceweasel to appear as Firefox replica9000 Linux - Software 2 08-25-2008 11:25 PM
Firefox now iceweasel on Debian jstephens84 Debian 10 06-07-2007 11:03 AM
Iceweasel Bookmarks and Firefox okos Linux - Software 1 05-27-2007 02:00 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration