[arch-general] Firefox on Arch - crash on exit
vratil at progdansoft.com
Mon Jul 20 11:24:57 EDT 2009
On Monday 20 July 2009 17:18:38 Tim Gelter wrote:
> Andrei Thorp wrote:
> > 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)
> I appreciate the offer, but it'd be easy enough to do something like:
> alias firefox="killall firefox && firefox"
> What I'm looking for is an answer to why Firefox has this issue on arch,
> but not on other mainstream distros. Or am I really the only user
> experiencing this issue? (other than the couple of guys who responded
> saying that deleting a lock file or two solved the issue for them)
I experience this troubles too, no lock files, just process running even after
closing FF's main window.
I have Arch64, FF 3.5.1
vratil at progdansoft.com
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