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Thread: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

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    Default Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    OK. I just installed openSUSE 11.0 with KDE4. My Firefox & Thunderbird work in Root, but when I login as a user, I get the following message when trying to start these apps...

    Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

    I copied my .mozilla and .thunderbird folders from my old /home/username folder to the new one I created under 11.0

    When I look in the Systems Activity they are not running. Anybody recognize the problem and know a solution?

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    You probably copied your profiles while the apps were running and as a result also copied the lock file which indicates that an instance of the app is running. Search for the lock files and delete them.

    Code:
    cd
    find .mozilla .thunderbird -name lock
    Then try again.

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    I did indeed. I used MyComputer to browse and delete the lock files. Unfortunately, even after a reboot. The problem still exists.

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    Ok. It's a problem. When I traverse the directory tree using MyComputer, I see only my original directory tree in .mozilla. When I traverse the directory tree using Terminal, I see a new .default directory. In there is a lock file which I never saw using MyComputer. So. Another bunch of questions...

    1) Why do I not see this .default directory tree using MyComputer? How do I "sync" these 2 views?

    2) What is the terminal command to delete a file? I tried "del", "erase", "kill".

    3) Finally. why did Firefox/Thunderbird create new default folders, when folders already existed (from copying my .mozilla & .thunderbird directories from my old installation)?

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    Ok. I found out the /home/username/.mozilla is using the same profile as the /root/.mozilla profile. Shouldn't they be different? How to fix?

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird & openSUSE 11.0 KDE4

    This problem went away after I reinstalled 11.0 with KDE3.5 and I then copied my .mozilla and .thunderbird folders again. Then opened Firefox/Thunderbird for the first time whilst logged in as user. Haven't tried as root yet, but then I don't normally use these programs in root. I don't think swapping to KDE3.5 had anything to do with it, but I much prefer it to KDE4.

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