Hi, I hope I am on the right part of the forum - not used it before.
When i try to connect to the internet I am being told that an additional firefox application is open and needs closing down ...i bought this notebook second hand and dont have instructions ....can anyone offer advice on how to do this ...never used Linux befrore
Can you open a terminal/command prompt window? If you can do that you can find out how many other instances of firefox are running with:
From here you can see how many firefox instances are running, and who is running them. If you want, you can kill them all off with:
ps aux|grep firefox
or, if that doesn't work, you can kill them individually:
but you will probably need admin privileges to run that.
Hi Thankyou for your reply...but i dont know how to open a terminal/command prompt window....could you help, many thanks, Carolyn
There are a few different GUI, from the menu system look for accessories ... there is a usually a terminal available there (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal etc).
Originally Posted by Carolyn7893
If your still struggling then we might be able to work out which distro you are using from the make/model of the netbook.
On my machine, you can click on the Application menu, then Accessories, and Terminal.
When you find a command window, just use the commands suggested by Roxoff.