Subject Re: [firebird-support] fbmgr says server could not start
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:14 PM 13/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:

>I'm using a Gentoo emerge version of Firebird which is Firebird 1.5.1.
>Everytime I try to
>start my firebird fbmgr says "server can not start" and "please check
>firebird.log", but the server did start. when I did ps -aux , I can see
>the firebird thingy. I
>did try to "su - firebird" and run the fbmgr but same thing happends...

Has it occurred to you that fbserver may be already running? If it's
already started, it can't be started again without stopping it
first. Probably it would be clearer if the message were not designed to
shoot two crows with one arrow.

Check its state with ps *before* you issue the command.