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    Default Mozilla stopped launching

    openSuse 11.0-GNOME

    A lot of times after the first launch of Mozilla-Firefox, if I shut down Firefox and then try to launch a second time, the icon timer will just whirl for a while and then go away and Firefox won't launch.

    The only way to recover is to log off or reboot and start again.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Earth - Denmark

    Default Re: Mozilla stopped launching

    are you SURE you are shutting it down, and not just minimizing it?

    next time it happens:

    - open a terminal and type

    top -bn1 | grep firefox

    then press enter

    - if nothing is returned, then there is no firefox running and you have
    a problem i can't solve from here, now..

    BUT, it something is returned--i just did it here and got something like

    4087 [user id] 23 0 3852 1340 1136 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 firefox
    4092 [user id] 15 0 315m 101m 26m S 0.0 10.1 7:04.37 firefox

    which shows TWO processes (numbered 4087 and 4092) being used by firefox..

    *IF* you see that look VERY carefully in the task bar, between the menu
    button on the left and the clock on the right and see if you can't find
    a small thunderbird icon....if you can, then single left click on it and
    it should pop up on your screen....

    if you can not find that icon, you must KILL the firefox processes that
    are running...

    to do that just type the *actual* process numbers YOU see on in your
    terminal on YOUR machine after running the top -bn1 blah blah above,
    like this:

    kill [process number] and hit enter

    for example, i would type

    kill 4087 and hit enter, and then
    kill 4092 and press enter again..

    THEN, if you click on the firefox icon you usually use to launch, it

    and, report back here so maybe someone can figure out why/how you can
    close firefox and it STILL be running!!

    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
    A Texan in Denmark

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