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Re: [SLE] Mozilla thunderbird
  • From: Taavi Dovnar <taavid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 08:18:47 +0200 (EET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502230817060.15725@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > And in another computer I would have to delete manually this lock
> > > > file in order to use default profile... Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > When you have the problem, run from the command-line:
> > > ps aux|grep -i thunderbird
> > >
> > > to see if any instances of thunderbird remain. If so (and I
> > > suspect that this is your problem), issue from the command-line:
> > > kill -9 <pid #'s of thunderbird>
> >
> > No, program is closed nicely... Lock still remains.
>
> I repeat, don't use "kill -9". It's rarely necessary and when it is it's
> a sign of a problem. Use plain old "kill" so that target processes have
> a chance to do their clean-up (lock file removal, e.g.). If that
> doesn't lead to the program's termination, then you can try "kill -9".

Well, I close programs from cross in the upper right corner... Is it OK?
:) And after I close it, ps ax shows no Firefox/Thunderbird anymore.

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