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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2012 08:15:04 -0300
From:      Thomas <thomas3sb@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>
Subject:   Re: Linux-firefox does not start
Message-ID:  <20120809111504.GA5276@host.domain>
In-Reply-To: <d54461022ca2019f18ba9d99d492b901@mail.aossama.net>
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Firefox keeps a lock file at $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/{hash.something}/lock .
Delete that and try again. Or just run "firefox -no-remote -P" and
create another profile. You should find backups of your bookmarks in
the older profile's folder, so you can recover them.

Greetings,
Thomas

Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 01:00:32PM +0200, Ahmed Ossama:
>  Your profile might have been damaged while it was being checked and the 
>  power loss occurred.
> 
>  Try
> 
>  $ mv .mozilla/firefox/ .mozilla/firefox.bak
> 
>  and start firefox again.
> 
>  On Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:32:02 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I installed www/linux-firefox from ports (FreeBSD 8.2/amd64). The
> > first time it ran, it did some checks. During this time there was an
> > unexpected power loss. Since then whenever I try to start
> > linux-firefox, I get the error message "An instance of firefox is
> > already. Close it or restart your system". But no solution works. I
> > even did a 'make deinstall' followed by 'make install clean' a couple
> > of times. All of no avail.
> >
> > Can anyone please point out what I need to do to get linux-firefox to 
> > start ?
> >
> >
> > Thank you &
> 
>  ---
>  Best Regards,
>  Ahmed Ossama
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