Description of problem:
My system crashed. After I power cycled it and rebooted, firefox refuses to start, claiming that it's already running. The ps command shows no firefox processes anywhere on the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Crash my system
3.Attempt to start firefox in order to file a bug.
Popup window saying that firefox is already running.
firefox to start
konqueror starts, so I can use it to file bugs.
Just to be sure, what command
pgrep -f -l firefox
says? Also does
show lockfile in the active profile?
Thank you for reporting the issue.
Hmm, is your $HOME directory on NFS?
Yes, of course. Isn't everyone's here?
Just remove the lock file.
If the correct user action is to remove a file, the popup window needs to say so, rather than just saying to reboot, which has no effect on the file in question. Otherwise there is no way for the user to tell that the file in question even exists, much less that it has anything to do with their problem.
We filed this bug in the upstream database (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=619662) and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
We will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.
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