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My Redhat system froze and I did a hard reboot. After that both firefox and thunderbird are giving a message like:
"thunderbird is already running but not responding..."
I removed the lock in the profiles directory but no go.
For firefox I finally erased the profile firectory and restarted, now its fine. But thunderbird has some stored mail so I do not want to do that. Also, I donot have root access. Any help?
Oh, I was starting TB from the command line(first there were some warning/error messages (that I also get with firefox - I installed both in my home directory - dont have root perm) then a window popped up saying "TB already in use bla bla"
Is pax different from cp -R ?
I tried renaming the profile directory to something else (with appropriate adjustment on "path=" in profile.ini - it didnt work. I'll try creating a new directory and moving everything as u suggested.
Last edited by wearetheborg; 01-10-2006 at 03:30 PM.
This old thread came up for my problem, so I just want to add for anyone else's benefit..
For me this error came up ("Thunderbird already running...") after I relabelled my drives in fstab. Thunderbird, in /home/[me]/.mozilla-thunderbird/profiles.ini, still had the old path to my email folder. Just updating that fixed it. I expect this would also happen if I were to move that folder somewhere.
I followed the suggestions, posted here and elsewhere, to set up a shared profile for TBird. Finally got it to work, ONE TIME! Sent an email in Linux and read it in Win7. Tested the reverse; sent email in Win7, re booted to Linux, invoked TBird and got the failure message in this post. Eventually I started poking around the file system in a terminal window and found that Linux could not see my shared profile. (In Mint Linux), went to "Administration", then to "Disk Utility", then clicked on my hard disk, clicked on my NTFS shared data area (which I had partitioned expressly for sharing data such as TBird between Linux and Win7), clicked "Mount Volumn" and, voila, TBird came up with everything in it.
Now I've just got to figure out how to have the system mount that partion at boot time.