||CS 111 - Introduction to Computer Science
Help with Lock Files
If your computer has crashed, or you have logged out without closing Firefox
or Eclipse, "lock files" may be left around that give the machine the illusion
that you're logged in elsewhere with these applications still running.
This will prevent you from starting them. On our systems, we have two
helpful scripts, fix_firefox and fix_eclipse, for removing such lock files.
eliminate Firefox lock files:
- Open a terminal window.
- Enter the command "fix_firefox" (without the quotes).
To eliminate Eclipse lock files:
- Open a terminal window
- Change to your Eclipse workspace directory, e.g. "cd ~/workspace".
- Enter the command "fix_eclipse" (without the quotes).