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    Default When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox running!

    When I quit firefox (closing the window) and I run "ps -C firefox" and "ps -C firefox-bin" both are shown as still running even a minute later! How do I get firefox to actually close?

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox runn

    It could be killall firefox.bin

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox running!

    On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:26:01 +0000, joerione wrote:

    > It could be killall firefox.bin


    I find I occasionally have to do that myself - never really looked into
    why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joerione View Post
    It could be killall firefox.bin
    Well I do that but I don't want to, nor do I think I should. Anyone know why this is occurring and how to fix it? It's every time.

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox running!

    On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:06:01 +0000, 6tr6tr wrote:

    > joerione;2107545 Wrote:
    >> It could be killall firefox.bin

    >
    > Well I do that but I don't want to, nor do I think I should. Anyone know
    > why this is occurring and how to fix it? It's every time.


    What version of openSUSE and Firefox?

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox runn

    Firefox can behave strangely if the other components it needs are not the matching version. Where did you get your Firefox from and when you updated, did you also get updates for things like mozilla-xulrunner, -nss, -nspr, etc?

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox runn

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Firefox can behave strangely if the other components it needs are not the matching version. Where did you get your Firefox from and when you updated, did you also get updates for things like mozilla-xulrunner, -nss, -nspr, etc?
    opensuse 11.2

    Firefox 3.5.7

    And I downloaded firefox directly from mozilla.org (there were issues with the opensuse one).

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox runn

    Ah you're probably running a mix of a new Firefox with older supporting components then.

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox running!

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > And I downloaded firefox directly from mozilla.org (there were issues
    > with the opensuse one).


    and, now you have issues with the one direct from mozilla.org, so you
    should ask them how to fix it..

    or, revert to the openSUSE delivered Firefox and then post here your
    "issues"....

    if the issues can't be fixed, instead of just dumping Firefox and
    moving to another browser, *PLEASE* do the right thing a report the
    bug...otherwise no one will fix it, ever!!

    yes, the software is "free", but by using it don't you feel a
    responsibility to "give back" to the community?

    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

    think about it, and join in giving, as well as taking.. ;-)

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    Default Re: When quit firefox, it keeps firefox-bin and firefox runn

    The reason it's not shutdown is the same as daemons not shutting down. It's called a gracefull shutdown. The process receives a kill signal; clicking the X on the windows, and starts a sub-routine to properly kill the process. If the process is still "actively" doing something; like downloading or doing something with a file, then the process will stay active until it's completed then continue to shutdown. Occasionally, you get a zombie or idle process. A waste of resources.

    The commands to kill it; as mentioned previously, are kill and killall. Do a MAN KILL for more info; specifically kill -9. Personally, I think of kill and killall as "blue balling" the process. Would you be happy if you were blue balled?
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