If you get this message you might have a running Firefox
already, maybe on another computer. Are you logged in somewhere that
you have forgotten about?
Maybe you are logged in somewhere
in Chomsky or
Another way is to check with
rwho -a. Otherwise you can
find the information about where the lock is in your directory
lock which is a symbolic link. In a long
listing it looks something like
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 ellen ellen 21 May 24 09:41 lock -> 220.127.116.11:+17062
Here is 18.104.22.168 the IP address of the computer where the
lock is. With
host 22.214.171.124 you can find its
But I am not using Firefox there!
If this Firefox was terminated in an bad way (maybe a computer
crash) the lock file can be there even though there is no process.
Then you can remove that
lock and the empty
.parentlock in the same directory. Then you can
But I want to run several Firefoxes
You can do that, on the same or on different computers, but then these must you different profiles. Start you other Firefox from the terminal with
firefox -no-remote -Pand state some other profile (which you first create if you don’t already have it).