firefox fails to launch

Chris Brennan xaero at
Mon Nov 29 01:04:15 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 7:50 PM, bluethundr <bluethundr at> wrote:

> hi list
>  I finally got KDE 4 running on my FreeBSD 8.1 box! It was a happy day
> as it took several days to compile...
>  However after installing the firefox port I get a dialog box claiming that
>  "firefox is already running but not responding. To open a new window,
> you must first close the existing Firefox process or restart your
> system"
> doing a ps -ef | grep firefox does not show any firefox processes
> running. how can I get firefox to work under freebsd?
> thanks
very odd, ff worked ootb for me .... look around in /var/run, see if you
have a mis-permissioned lockfile

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