Have you looked in your ~/.netscape direcotry for a file named
'lock'?? If it exists, quit your netscape applications and
rm ~/.netscape/lock and then restart. Sometimes netscape
will be improperly shut down and not remove its lockfile.
dpk <email@example.com>, Systems/Network | work: 353.4844
Division of Engineering Computing Services | page: 222.5875
On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, Jess Stryker wrote:
> Netscape will not start-up. I've been using
> this version of Netscape without trouble for
> months. When started, a pid is assigned and
> issuing a "pidof netscape" confirms that the
> process exists. After several tries Netscape
> will finally start after complaining that it
> is already running. This occurs regardless
> of whether I am connected to my ISP or not.
> As stated, I have not changed any of the
> Netscape files or settings that I am aware of,
> this problem just appeared one day. The only
> thing I can think of is that I periodically
> upgrade my Debian packages every couple of
> months, and I did run an upgrade shortly
> prior to this problem occuring. No other
> programs seem to be suffering. Anyone else
> having this problem or anyone with any
> suggestions. I can find no error messages
> in the logs related to this.
> I also tried updating to the new Communicator
> 4.04 and it exhibits the exact same behavior
> as the old 3.01 version.
> Jess Stryker
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