[arch-general] Firefox on Arch - crash on exit

Tim Gelter tgelter at gurulabs.com
Mon Jul 20 10:48:54 EDT 2009

Damien Churchill wrote:
> 2009/7/20 Dario <carotinobg at yahoo.it>:
>> Hi!
>> In data lunedì 20 luglio 2009 06:48:00, Tim Gelter ha scritto:
>>> "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new
>>> window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart
>>> your system."
>> Mmm I remember something like this happening on Windows (*cough*) machines at
>> school. The solution was to clear the hidden Application Data (or what is
>> called) folder under Documents and Settings. Here probably is something like a
>> lock file, I think.
>> Ciao!
>> Carotinho
>> Chiacchiera con i tuoi amici in tempo reale!
>>  http://it.yahoo.com/mail_it/foot/*http://it.messenger.yahoo.com
> In ~/.config/mozilla/firefox/[profile] there will be 2 files, "lock"
> and ".parent_lock" that need to be removed, at least those are the
> offending 2 when this has happened to me.
In my case, this isn't a lock file issue. As I explained in my email
that triggered this thread, the firefox process does in fact continue
running after I attempt to close firefox. It'll run (consuming very
little resources) for as long as it takes (minutes, hours, whatever) for
me to decide to launch firefox again. At this point, I must kill the
existing firefox process before launching firefox once more. Again, this
isn't a lock file issue in my case.

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