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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 Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.

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