[K12OSN] FireFox not responding

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 13:44:55 UTC 2009

> Mel,
> I'm surprised noone has mentioned the "parent.lock" or ".parentlock" file
> that Firefox keeps in the profile directory to determine whether it's
> running or not.
> If Firefox dies or loses access to the profile (e.g. it's on a network
> drive) before it removes that file (which it does during a normal, orderly
> shutdown), it'll be there telling Firefox that the profile is "in use".
> Try finding and deleting that.

Thanks for the reminder on this possibility.  It is a quick fix. I
actually put an icon on the student's desktops that does just this
awhile back and forgot about it.

Dave Hopkins

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