[K12OSN] Firefox hainging for some users

dahopkins at comcast.net dahopkins at comcast.net
Wed Dec 6 11:27:51 UTC 2006

Another issue has now come up. aaarrgghhh!!!   Some users, at random it seems, are being locked out of using firefox.  They get a message that firefox is in use.  This has been very sporadic (just a few users) for about 3 weeks, but recently is getting worse. Simply deleting .mozilla in their home directory allows firefox to start again.  So ... it is probably a lock on some file, but which one?  Better yet, would upgrading to 2.0 fix this without breaking something else?  And ... random thought, could it be beagleindex grabbing the cache files or something?  The users do not show firefox running for them.  I have the purge_user option set, so logging on/off should kill any processes as well.  Anyhow, the tech teacher is now officially at wits end, as is this volunteer :)    Sorry for the problem, just aren't enough hours in my day at present to handle everything it seems.

Dave ...

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