[SATLUG] Firefox grief

Wes Henderson whendersonii at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 11:59:57 CDT 2013


Have you tried 'sudo killall -9 firefox'? The command is a bit brutish but
may resolve the issue.


On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

>
> Thanks Wes, but there is no way to close it since it is not visible & does
> not show as a running process, I sure learned a lot tho in fighting this. I
> did all the updates but nada.
> hh
>
>
>
> On Monday, April 1, 2013 11:28, "Wes Henderson" <whendersonii at gmail.com>
> said:
>
>
>
> > There was recently an AMA (ask me anything) from the FireFox crew on
> Reddit
> > (I will try to track it down) and the developers said that this is a
> known
> > bug and they are working on it. If you wait a few minutes after closing
> the
> > FireFox window, you should then be able to start a new instance.
> >
> > I will mail out the link when I find it.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > launching firefox this is what I get.
> > > "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."
> > >
> > >
> > > System monitor shows no instance running but.... $ ps auxwww | grep
> firefox
> > > herb      3354  0.0  0.0   4388   812 pts/0    S+   09:50   0:00 grep
> > > --colour=auto firefox
> > >
> > >
> > > Unfortunately I haven't a clue what this means, nor what to do with the
> > > info
> > >
> > >
> > > I was determined to track this down & fix it permanently but I have
> been
> > > at it for a full week, hours each day, reading everything I can find &
> > > trying every 'fix' used by others to no avail. I just totally removed
> > > firefox restarted & reinstalled but fifefox simply reinstalled the same
> > > Mozilla folder that even contained the renamed versions of the firefox
> > > folder so the complete removal was BS. I still have the same prob.
> > >
> > >
> > > The only way I can get firefox to start is via CLI. I like firefox but
> I
> > > am about ready to junk it. Can someone sort me out so I can return to
> > > learning how to Bluetooth.
> > >
> > > Please tell me what data to provide you.
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