1Password refuses to start if there are existing zombie processes

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If there are existing unkillable zombie processes of 1Password running, it will refuse to start as "already running". This is usually only fixable by a reboot, as zombie processes cannot be killed the normal way, and the parent will be usually init/systemd.

❯ 1password
INFO  2022-09-12T10:29:55.325 ThreadId(10) [client:typescript] 1Password is already running, closing.
❯ pkill -9 1password
❯ 1password
INFO  2022-09-12T10:30:00.194 ThreadId(10) [client:typescript] 1Password is already running, closing.
❯ ps uax | grep '[1]password'
nyuszik+   18333  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        Zl   Sep02   1:40 [1password] <defunct>
nyuszik+   18336  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    Sep02   0:00 [1password] <defunct>
nyuszik+   18337  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    Sep02   0:00 [1password] <defunct>
nyuszik+   18376  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    Sep02   0:20 [1password] <defunct>

1Password Version: 8.8.0
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Ubuntu 22.04.1
Browser:_ Not Provided


  • snova32
    Community Member

    I have also encountered this. In particular, I use a Wayland tiling WM (Hyprland) and have run into this issue with Quick Access. If the Quick Access window loses focus, it disappears, and cannot be opened again; attempting it from terminal results in this same "1Password is already running" message. I'd be really interested in a solution since this issue makes Quick Access completely useless to me.

    For what it's worth I have been able to reset 1Password without a reboot via killall -9 1password instead of pkill, maybe that's useful to you OP.

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