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Old 05-23-2006, 09:35 PM   #31
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In both Windows and Ubuntu, I've experienced the annoying "Firefox is already running" pop-up, but in all cases it's been resolved by either waiting for the actual window to open or rebooting the computer.

It sounds as if you've tried just about everything, though--even the killall command.

When you run top, does Firefox actually show up in your list of processes, or is it somehow running hidden in the background?

Also, if you create a new user, it is running for that user?
Old 07-16-2006, 06:33 PM   #32
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I can't press how good this site is for Breezy users for Thunderbird and Firefox
Old 08-01-2006, 07:26 AM   #33
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Firefox problem "Firefox is already running..."

i had the same problem, our network has more than 20 users, and it keep doing this every few days for one of the users, and its a headache for me to remove the lock files manually everytime,

this small shell script will do the work for you, i placed it in ~/.kde/Autostart/ so in case this happen, the user has just to log off and on again to get firefox and thunderbird running again.


#assuming profile name is made by firefox and ends with .default 
#you can get correct profile name from profiles.ini

rm -rf ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/lock
rm -rf ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/.parentlock

rm -rf ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/*.default/lock
rm -rf ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/*.default/.parentlock


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