[SATLUG] Firefox grief

Pete Wojtaszek wojox at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 2 11:34:53 CDT 2013


Surfing the web as root is not a bug, it's ignorance.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Daniel, thanks but here is results:
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ sudo ps ax |grep firefox |awk '{print $1}'
> [sudo] password for herb:
> 4779
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ kill -9 4779
> bash: kill: (4779) - No such process
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ sudo ps aux |grep firefox
> [sudo] password for herb:
> herb      4855  0.0  0.0   4388   808 pts/0    S+   11:12   0:00 grep
> --colour=auto firefox
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ kill -9 4855
> bash: kill: (4855) - No such process
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ sudo kill -9 4855
> kill: No such process
> herb at herb-SDA1 ~ $ sudo kill -9 4388
> kill: No such process
> herb@
>
>
> I then tried the firefox launch but got the still running message
> everything I have tried has not worked so only way to use firefox is via
> CLI as root
>
> This is a hard core bug.
> hh
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 09:21, "Daniel Villarreal" <
> youcanlinux at gmail.com> said:
>
>
>
> > Herb, hope this helps...
> >
> https://youcanlinux.wordpress.com/how-to-fix-firefox-is-already-running-error/
> >
> > Daniel Villarreal
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM, <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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