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Firefox wont load on aspire one linux it says already running close or restart, but it isnt running

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On an acer aspire one firefox will not open. It thinks that firefox is already running and says close program or restart but retarting does not clear problem. Firefox is not running as far as I can make out by checking processes that are runnin. Not that good with linux though so dont know what else to check.

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

this week

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cor-el
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Is there still a (default) profile folder present?

See:

PCNetSpec 0 solutions 29 answers

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There is a fix for this issue with Firefox 2 on an Acer Aspire One (Linpus Lite) here: http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-firefox-web-browser-wont-open/

Including instructions to install Firefox 4: http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/

Modified by PCNetSpec

caliandris 0 solutions 3 answers

You need the instructions on this page: http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/installing-firefox-3-on-acer-aspire-one.html

It's brilliant - there's also a link for getting firefox 4 working (should you want to) on an Acer Aspire netbook.

PCNetSpec 0 solutions 29 answers

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New instructions for installing Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux, can be found here:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-5-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/

PCNetSpec 0 solutions 29 answers

New instructions for installing Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux, can be found here:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-6-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/

PCNetSpec 0 solutions 29 answers

New instructions for installing Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux can be found here:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9707.0