Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 153219
Firefox profile locked after reset or crash
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050224 Firefox/1.0.1 Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.1
Description of problem:
If the machine crashes or is power glitched then the users "profile" in firefox is locked, that user then can not start a new firefox after login without manually finding and removing the lock.
It would be good if the user login could clear any stale locks - it would be even better if the *nix version of firefox stored its state against the user home directory in the standard way rather than adding a poxy and troublesome "profile" system, it was crap in mozilla - its still crap in firefox ! Spoils an otherwise excelent browser.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as a user, start firefox
2. Power of the machine by pulling out the mains cable !
[Do not use front panel power switch]
3. Login as a user, start firefox - get "That profile is in use message"
Expected Results: Firefox should start each and every time without ANY questions about "profiles"
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 146900 ***