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Old 04-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #16
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Thanks, but the result is nothing. Firefox does not appear in the process list, nor is there any lock file in my home directory. And yet if I try to start Firefox, I get this "already running" box.

As I had this problem more than once, would ik make sence to reinstall/update Firefox? But I've never done such a thing. Could someone show me how?

Thanks!
It just might help. I'm not sure what version you're running, but an automatic update fixed the problem I was having with it crashing on me. You can go here for the latest version.

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:03 PM   #17
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It just might help. I'm not sure what version you're running, but an automatic update fixed the problem I was having with it crashing on me. You can go here for the latest version.

Cheers
Thanks for trying, but even this does not help. Whenever I try to update, I get this message:

"Couldn't save /home/paul/tmp1615bhx because this file can't be read" ...

???
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:07 PM   #18
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Thanks for trying, but even this does not help. Whenever I try to update, I get this message:

"Couldn't save /home/paul/tmp1615bhx because this file can't be read" ...

???
By the way, could there be a relation to my other question in this forum (which nobody could solve until now)? Here is a copy:

I've been using Firefox on Mandriva Flash for a month now. Everything worked perfect. Since yesterday suddenly several buttons don't work anylonger. E.g. if in Google Mail I click on the SEND button, nothing happens. If I want to look up something in google, and I hit ENTER after having typed the search words, nothing happens.

I tried Konqueror. There there is no problem about buttons. So the problem must be somewhere in Firefox. I haven't installed any program nor removed one yesterday. I had to go to Windows again (aaaargh) in order to be able to send this request for help ...
 
Old 04-13-2008, 05:12 PM   #19
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If all this started at the same time, I'd say yes, there's a good chance it's all related. Maybe your best bet is to try uninstalling and reinstalling firefox. Sometimes, files just get corrupted and need to be replaced...
 
Old 04-13-2008, 05:52 PM   #20
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Are you guys kidding?!?!

Code:
killall firefox-bin
Problem solved.

EDIT: Saw the issue turned into something a bit more problematic...ehh.

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Old 04-14-2008, 05:02 AM   #21
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The lock file should be in the user's home directory, mine is "/home/elliott/.mozilla/firefox/8bbnsdkz.default/lock"
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No, nothing there :-(
Are you viewing hidden files? .mozilla is hidden.

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Old 04-14-2008, 05:28 AM   #22
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Are you viewing hidden files? .mozilla is hidden.
Yes, thank you, I thought about that. But there is no lock file there ...
 
Old 04-14-2008, 05:35 AM   #23
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If all this started at the same time, I'd say yes, there's a good chance it's all related. Maybe your best bet is to try uninstalling and reinstalling firefox. Sometimes, files just get corrupted and need to be replaced...
Before doing this, I tried something else. If I start firefox as root, everything works fine. So does this mean that the problem lies somewhere in my personal settings?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 05:49 AM   #24
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Before doing this, I tried something else. If I start firefox as root, everything works fine. So does this mean that the problem lies somewhere in my personal settings?
Permission problem?

Firefox must also have the right to create files in the profile folder. This can happen if you try to use a profile from a file system mounted with read-only (e.g. a remote Windows share which doesn't have "Allow network users to change my files" checked).

To check if the profile folder has the proper permissions:

Linux:

1. Go to your profile folder.
* For information on finding your profile folder, see Profiles.
2. Go up one folder.
3. Right-click on your profile folder, and select Properties.
4. Click on the Permissions tab.
5. Make sure Folder access is set to Create and delete files.


From: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...not+responding
 
Old 04-14-2008, 07:56 AM   #25
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Permission problem?

[I]Firefox must also have the right to create files in the profile folder.
Maybe we're coming close! If I go tot the profile folder, I see that it is owned by root.
Some newbie questions now. As I'm not allowed to change the ownership, I opened a terminal window, became su, and tried to change the ownership, but I failed.

An ll gave this:

drwxrwxrwx 7 root root

I tried

chown paul profile

but the answer was

Filesystem is read-only

???
 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:01 AM   #26
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I don't know if this might help. But i was running into this issue myself in VL5.9... It turned out, I had app's launching at startup which was for some reason running a or some lib/file that Firefox was using as well causing it at launch to stop responding.

How I resolved it was to stop all app's that launch at start up, and also start with a new session that my DE was using. So I basic started out with a clean boot up. Once I did that it resolved the issue and Firefox been running strong with out issues.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #27
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I now found a .parentlock file, which could be the culprit. But this file cannot be deleted, even not as root ... I'm getting crazy ...
 
Old 04-14-2008, 12:33 PM   #28
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Something is usually very wrong if it says "Filesystem is read-only", that usually happens when the file system crashes or a hard drive starts failing.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:20 PM   #29
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I now found a .parentlock file, which could be the culprit. But this file cannot be deleted, even not as root ... I'm getting crazy ...
What's the output of ls -l on that .parentlock file?
Code:
ls -l /path/to/.parentlock
 
Old 04-14-2008, 02:54 PM   #30
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What's the output of ls -l on that .parentlock file?
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ls -l /path/to/.parentlock
-rw-rw-rw 1 root root 0 2008-04-14 18:19 .parentlock
 
  


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