> The simplest thing is probably to delete all files .[A-Z]*.SHM in the odb directory (the
> one you specified in /etc/exptab).
> This wipes the ODB, shared memory and all the other obscure stuff, giving you a clean,
> fresh start.
> Of course it wipes all the valuable stuff, too. That's why it's handy to sometimes open
> odbedit and "save odb_<yyyymmdd>.odb". You can reload the thing after such a fatal
> "rm .[A-Z]*.SHM"
Thanks Randolf for helping out, I was not in the office this week.
In addition of deleting the *SHM files, it's sometimes necessary to delete the shared memory. You do this with the
command line tools
ipcrm -m <shmid>