[arch-general] Firefox on Arch - crash on exit
garoth at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 11:11:47 EDT 2009
Excerpts from Tim Gelter's message of Mon Jul 20 10:48:54 -0400 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.
I don't know what you issue is (though I don't find Firefox good in
general), but I can provide you a way to automatically kill Firefox on
firefox exit if you like...
(just a wrapper shell script/alias)
Andrei Thorp, Developer: Xandros Corp. (http://www.xandros.com)
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