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There are two common problems with firefox: it won't start because it says it's already running, and it starts but the Back button doesn't work and your bookmarks are all gone.
Since these problems seem to happen a lot, we've created scripts (killfox and fixfox) that you can run from the command line to fix them.
Please email local-staff if these scripts don't work for you. Also, running the first script (killfox), usually necessitates running the second script (fixfox).
From the CS Help FAQ:
Here's an example of running each script:
$ killfox You should be running this command because firefox claims it's already running and won't open (even though it's not). Should I fix this [Y/n]? Y deleting lock... deleting .parentlock... ---- Okay, it should work now. $
$ fixfox If firefox is still running, hit Ctrl-C to exit this script, quit firefox, and run this script again. If firefox is not running, hit enter/return to continue... How many days back do you want to go? Enter 1, 3, 5, or 7: 3 moving old firefox directory to firefox_old copying in firefox directory from snapshots: cp -r /snapshots/daily.3/users2/uname/.mozilla/firefox /home/uname/.mozilla/firefox Try running firefox again; if there are still problems send an email to local-staff $