Re: Iceweasel problem
Sorry to chime in here a year later but I had the same problem.
After killing all processes and removing lock files the problem
persisted. Using the strace method given show below I found the problem.
The problematic file found was:
In my case the .mozilla directory is linked to an AFS-mounted area and
Iceweasel started before the files were available by creating an AFS
ticket. Then when I obtained access to .mozilla a new profile had
already been created in .mozilla/firefox/ and profiles.ini pointed to
that directory. Starting iceweasel showed only the new profile, all my
links were gone. Moving the new profile away resulted the problem stated
in this thread:
"Iceweasel is already running, but is not responding. To open a new
window, you must first close the existing Iceweasel process, or restart
The reason Iceweasel did not start was that the file profiles.ini still
pointed to the new directory. Editing the file solved the problem.
Maybe somebody else will be helped by knowing this, that's why I'm
posting. It might be available in an FAQ somewhere together with the
info on killing the processes and removing the lock files.
> On Monday 2009 January 05 12:47:08 mitch wrote: (but double-quoted text is
> > "I think maybe stracing that process might be our next step. Please
> > install
> > the strace package. I think the command we want for the first trace is:
> > strace -f -e trace=open $(which iceweasel) 2>&1 | tail -n 200"
> > As requested;
> :( I'm not seeing the problem there, and a longer strace would probably be
> inappropriate for the list. If you want, I'll try and troubleshoot via
> private mail, but no guarantees on that. If so, send me *via private mail*
> the file created by:
> strace -f -t $(which iceweasel) 2>&1 | bzip2 -c > $(mktemp XXXXXX.strace.bz2)
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