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viodelin
September 16th, 2009, 05:06 PM
I am trying to point Thunderbird to the drive where I keep my profile. However, Thunderbird seems to be running in the background although I did not open it after installation. How can I kill it with a command line?
Alt-F2 doesnt work because I have no window to point Xkill at.
I'd be grateful for some help.
M:confused:

LewRockwell
September 16th, 2009, 05:11 PM
wasn't that the "Fabulous Thunderbirds"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Vaughan

http://www.jimmievaughan.com/




guess this link should be here as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Thunderbird

.

katakaio
September 16th, 2009, 05:12 PM
This link (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=225274) describes how to kill processes from the command line. In your case, you'd want to kill thunderbird and thunderbird-bin processes, most likely.

indytim
September 16th, 2009, 05:14 PM
To kill a process, try (in command line mode):



$ ps aux


After you have identified the process that you want to kill



$ kill -9 <insert process id number>


-IndyTim

wojox
September 16th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Open a terminal, run


top

Press k

Enter pid of process.

viodelin
September 16th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Thanks for your replies.
killall thunderbird resulted in "thunderbird: no process killed"

ps -e and ps -aux are interesting because they show the hundreds of processes running in the background (among them things like bluetooth!?). None of these processes bear the words "thunderbird" or even "mozilla". How can I guess?

(How about these?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/thunderbirds/
)

oldfred
September 16th, 2009, 05:32 PM
It may not be running but the parentlock file was not deleted.
Info here:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_in_use

LewRockwell
September 16th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Thanks for your replies.
killall thunderbird resulted in "thunderbird: no process killed"

ps -e and ps -aux are interesting because they show the hundreds of processes running in the background (among them things like bluetooth!?). None of these processes bear the words "thunderbird" or even "mozilla". How can I guess?

(How about these?http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/thunderbirds/)

kewl!

try ps -ax

.

wojox
September 16th, 2009, 05:39 PM
No need to guess, if it were running it would say thunderbird

viodelin
September 16th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Thanks all, the link pointed me in the right direction. It couldn't find the profile because I changed the path in the .ini file to point to a different partition and the syntax in the path was wrong.

HOWEVER, now thunderbird is empty - i.e. it doesn't come up with my profile, which makes me think that I ought to get into that -profilemanager thingy which doesn't work for me either.

maria@labonita:~$ ./mozilla-thunderbird/ -profilemanager
bash: ./mozilla-thunderbird/: No such file or directory

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you,

cariboo
September 16th, 2009, 06:11 PM
I always use:


ps ax | grep <application>

If i'm looking for a specific program eg:


ps ax | grep thunderbird

You will get a result back if thunderbird is running. If it isn't running, it just echo back the grep thunderbird command.

tad1073
September 16th, 2009, 06:17 PM
open a terminal and type:

thunderbird -P

viodelin
September 16th, 2009, 06:22 PM
IT WORKED!!!
Thank you SO much Tad!
:guitar:

tad1073
September 16th, 2009, 06:23 PM
IT WORKED!!!
Thank you SO much Tad!
:guitar:

your welcome

tad1073
September 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM
you can do that with firefox also, just replace thunderbird with firefox.

I use both to set my profile folders on a seperate ntfs partition so they will be synced between OS's

viodelin
September 16th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Yes, that was the idea. Now I can use Ubuntu on a day to day basis.