Firefox won't start (says it's already running)

Hello,
when I start Firefox i get the message:
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.

but I can't find any firefox related process, nor restart helps.
I also see no lock file in the firefox directory:

~-/-.-m-o-z-i-l-l-a-/-f-i-r-e-f-o-x-/-a-f-8-c-u-1-v-g-.-d-e-f-a-u-l-t->-
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10/5/2009 3:16:02 PM
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When you put that computer output between CODE tags instead of screaming
them out, it is better readable with less space on the screen.

Try first by renaming the -~/.mozilla -directory. Still wrong or not?


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hcvv
10/5/2009 3:46:01 PM
Thanx alot, works but I do not understand.

Sorry, next time i use code tag, did not see them


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jansgar
10/5/2009 4:16:01 PM
It simply means that that there is something wrong inside your
~/.mozilla directory. You allready assumed that, but only thought about
some file having the word "lock" in it (or something like that). So you
were trying in the correct direction, but it is apparently not very
obvious what it is.

I can also not exactly tell you which file inside ~/.mozille is wrong.
You could look through both directories looking for differences.
As the renaming you did also removed all personal configurations,
history, passwords, etc. you may have stored in FF, this might be needed
to do.

When you do not have much configs, etc., you can decide to remove the
renamed directory and just use the new one generated now by FF. That is
up to you to decide.


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10/5/2009 4:36:02 PM
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