Existing firefox process preventing firefox opening
Firefox crashed, so I had to kill it, and now I can't get it restarted. It complains that
The usual methods or
Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.
just don't work. Even giving kill the "-9" switch, and executing it with sudo won't kill it!
ps aux | grep firefox
I also tried removing the lock file from .mozilla/firefox, but this didn't help.
The output of "ps aux | grep firefox" is,
Can anyone give me a better way to fix this crash rather than restarting my computer?
smolloy 12385 0.2 3.9 230412 81948 ? D 19:04 0:04 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox