Re: [SATLUG] Firefox grief (solved)

hc at lookcee.com hc at lookcee.com
Wed Apr 3 16:29:18 CDT 2013


Thanks a ton for the help I am good to go from here.
hh
 
 
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 13:25, "Daniel Villarreal" <youcanlinux at gmail.com> said:



> Herb,
> glad to help.
> For "ps aux |grep firefox" I put in hyperlinks so you can see what they
> mean.
> 
> "ps" is for report process status. The linked page discusses the switches.
> You can click the links at the web page.
> 
> You could use Midnight Commander and copy the bookmarks from one directory
> to the other.
> 
> try cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/
> and look for xxxxxxxx.default directories...
> bookmarks should be in directory bookmarkbackups
> 
> As for password, I don't recall offhand how to do that, maybe I can check
> that out later, when I have more time.
> 
> regards,
> Daniel V.
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Thanks Daniel & Bruce I now can get FF to launch but with zero history,
> > brand-new instance, this gets me out of the risk of using FF as root. It
> > might be of help to the many users who are having this same hicky plague
> > them if the cause could be traced. I have the folder .mozilla.sav that
> > obviously contains the corruption. I live in the rural area of Grimes
> > county & with the drought killing so many large trees we have power
> > flickers resulting from  circuit breakers switching around a falling tree
> > problem & I suspect is what caused this condition. In this case my cause
> > may be unique. Fact is it triggered a live bug in FF that,as I understand,
> > has been there since 2007. It was not fixed because it only affects a small
> > % of users. It is caused by FF not being allowed time to get shutdown and
> > the locks destroyed. This results in FF thinking it is still running.
> >
> > I am gonna play with it since I have plenty of time to do so.
> > Unfortunately I do not speak Linux command language, understanding only a
> > few commands. I would like to expand my fluency.
> >
> > That said i have two request:
> >  1. Please explain what the command string ps aux |grep firefox does.
> >  2.Please help me restore my old bookmarks and saved passwords from the
> > broken folder over to the new folder (I tried just using filemanager
> > replacing the bookmarks but that did not work, it just ignores it)
> >
> > I trully appreciate the help you guys are great. Thanks for putting up
> > with an old fart having to use a brain full of old burnt out holes incurred
> > from my well spent youth.
> > hh
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:00, "Daniel Villarreal" <
> > youcanlinux at gmail.com> said:
> >
> >
> >
> > > I saw Bruce's message, thanks for pitching in, Bruce.
> > >
> > > $ ps aux |grep firefox
> > >
> > > 311 firefox
> > > 25866 grep firefox
> > >
> > > just terminate the first instance, and any identical to that name.
> > >
> > > I updated the page. Thanks for the feedback.
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
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