Linux-firefox does not start

Bernt Hansson bah at
Thu Aug 9 18:10:21 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-09 10:02, Manish Jain wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed www/linux-firefox from ports (FreeBSD 8.2/amd64). The first
> time it ran, it did some checks. During this time there was an
> unexpected power loss. Since then whenever I try to start linux-firefox,
> I get the error message "An instance of firefox is already. Close it or
> restart your system". But no solution works. I even did a 'make
> deinstall' followed by 'make install clean' a couple of times. All of no
> avail.
> Can anyone please point out what I need to do to get linux-firefox to
> start ?

You need to remove the .parentlock file which is at


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