Bug#496932: Error message is insufferably obtuse
mh at glandium.org
Tue Dec 22 07:13:56 UTC 2009
On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:23:04AM -0800, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Thank you!! Now, I just have to wait until Debian releases it as stable
> and my IT friends install that version or later Debian. :( A few years.
Version 3.0.6 has been released in Lenny, which became stable in February 2009.
> Oh, well. Thank you! Regards, Bruce
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 1:38 AM, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> > Version: 3.0.1-1
> > On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 08:52:54AM -0700, Bruce Korb wrote:
> >> Package: iceweasel
> >> Version: 18.104.22.168
> >> The error message:
> >> Iceweasel is already running, but it is not responding.
> >> To open a new window, you must first close the existing
> >> Iceweasel process, or restart your system.
> >> Here are the problems:
> >> 1. There is no iceweasel process running.
> >> 2. The system is a shared system, so shutting it down
> >> on 30 or 40 developers is impractical
> >> 3. The actual problem is the existence if a hidden,
> >> secretive, undocumented file
> > I'm pretty confident that since version 3.0 and the crash session
> > restore handling, iceweasel starts when the lock is here but no process
> > runs, so you shouldn't be seeing this message anymore in such cases.
> > Cheers,
> > Mike
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