[SATLUG] Firefox 3.0.1 issue

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Sun Jul 20 18:09:34 CDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 17:50 -0500, ed wrote:
> Justin Burdette wrote:
> > I'm having a strange problem...Firefox will crash randomly and not load
> > again until I reboot. When I click the icon (or try to run it in any way
> > from CLI), KDE System Guard shows 2 Firefox processes, but it does
> > absolutely nothing.
> >
> > I've tried clearing my cache, disabling my extensions, and nothing has
> > worked so far. The only way to get it to come up is to reboot the machine.
> > (Restarting X doesn't work either...)
> >
> > Anyone else having this problem, or have any ideas?
> >
> > Justin
> >   
> Does KDE have something like the Gnome System Monitor?  If so, you 
> should be able to go into it (just like in the Windoze Task Manager...), 
> find the offending process and kill it.  Works for me when FF gets a bit 
> cranky.
> Cheers;
> Ed

I can't answer the pointy clicky gui thingy question, but one way to
stop firefox is from the shell prompt:

$ ps -ef | grep firefox

This works on all Linux, openSolaris, and BSD boxen.

Find the Parent Process ID and kill it.  The process will stop.

Al Castanoli

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