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Re: Mozilla loadup freeze

  • Subject: Re: Mozilla loadup freeze
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 11:39:22 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.linux
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <pan.2005.> <bhhm73-9e2.ln1@woodpecker.fdns.net>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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__/ [Walter Mautner] on Tuesday 20 December 2005 23:43 \__

> Nitewolf wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I'm using firefox 1.9.7 on Ubuntu 5.10
> Oh ... it's not even at alpha stage, but you got the early preview?

Finger slipped off the zero, I imagine. Still, it brought a smile to people's

>> sometimes when i surf, webpages freeze and when i force quit the window,
>> all of firefox windows shut and i can't get to reload Firefox again.
>> it claims that my profile is in use and i can't load that profile again
>> and asks me to create a new profile instead. new profiles will create
>> fresh new bookmarks which are blank and default settings
>> the only way so far to solve the problem is i have to restart the whole
>> system. logging out and logging in again doesn't help.
> There is probably a leftover lockfile or even stale socket. But then, try
> to gracefully kill firefox from a "terminal" window next time, so it can do
> the housecleaning before it exits.
> Try to fix the underlying problem, which might be "temporary failure in
> name resolution" at your ISP (change nameservers or setup your own caching
> dns), interrupted connections (complain) or just bad webpages.

Yes,  go to .mozilla/<user>/<whatever>.slt and erase a file called lock or
locked  if it is there. Also, as suggested before, you could kill the  re-
maining  processes, e.g. using 'top' (command-line) and then hitting  'k',
followed  by  the process number. 'ps -aux' is another option. Firefox  is
actually  trying to protect you from running simultaneous sessions,  which
would have accumulated conflicting settings.

Getting  Firefox into a working order is probably a more important  issue.
Try upgrading.

>> i'm sure there's a way around it, does it not? is there anyway to recover
>> without rebooting? rebooting on linux is such an embarrassment
> Anyone?

I actually agree. There is never truly a reason to reboot, unless there is a
power outage, in which case it's involuntary. Restarting the window manager
is very rarely necessary.


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