[SATLUG] Firefox 3.0.1 issue

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 09:20:52 CDT 2008


On Sunday 20 July 2008 18:09:34 Al Castanoli wrote:
> 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


As for the 'pointy clicky gui thingy' in KDE... press CTRL-ESC to bring up the 
KDE System Guard.


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