Showing posts from October, 2007

Consultant F.A.Q.

Here are some of the questions I received while I am working as a consultant in the CS labs of McGill: 1. I cannot run Firefox: A message appears saying that my current application is already in use. Solution 1: try clean-firefox in a terminal Solution 2: try deleting the two files “lock” and “.parentlock” in ~/.mozilla/firefox/[Profile name]/ Solution 3: go to ~/.mozilla/firefox/, and open file profiles.ini. Delete everything after the line [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=0fk7gt7v.default ... Save and rerun firefox. 2. I am trying to open Eclipse but it says that my directory is already in use. Solution: delete the file .lock located in .metadata 3. How do I change my shell to be bash. Solution: look at the shell you want to use in /etc/shells. Somehow, I think students are restricted to /usr/local/bin/tsch, /usr/local/bin/bash, /usr/local/bin/rbash. Am I wrong? Then, ssh mimi and passwd -r nis -e U (where U is your username) See

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