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I got this error when I ran crond. crond: can't lock /var/run/crond.pid, otherpid may be 688: Resource temporarily unavailable im a newbie and am not sure what to do. thanks ...
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    Cron job error.


    I got this error when I ran crond.

    crond: can't lock /var/run/crond.pid, otherpid may be 688: Resource temporarily unavailable

    im a newbie and am not sure what to do.

    thanks in advance.

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    In a console, type top and find out what is using PID 688 and report back here.
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    crond was using it.

    Apperently it started and i didn't know it.
    well thanks anyways.

    it's working now

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