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Re: [vox-tech] Firefox and VNC
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Re: [vox-tech] Firefox and VNC



On Thursday 14 December 2006 17:48, Norm Matloff wrote:
> I use VNC a lot.  I have now encountered an odd problem with Firefox
> in the VNC context.
>
> Recently I have tried to fire up (no pun intended) Firefox within
> VNC, I get a message "Firefox is already running, but not
> responding," followed by a statement that I should close my Firefox
> window or restart the system.  But there seems to be no Firefox
> process running.  (Though I do recall that it "died a violent death"
> the last time I used it.)
>
> As to restarting the system, I seem to recall under some VNC versions
> one could do a "reboot."  But I don't see a way to do this under this
> verion, which is RealVNC.  Killing vncserver definitely does not
> work.
>
> This is all happening on the student lab machines in my department at
> UCD.  They're running Fedora Core 5.
>
> Any ideas?  Maybe there is some file which Firefox left there before,
> which needs to be deleted?

Apparently ~/.mozilla/default/*/lock
(the * is some randomly named directory, probably so named for security)

--Ken

-- 
Ken Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/

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