I installed bitcoin-qt and my wallet was all synced, everything working as it should. I sighed up for slush's pool and was trying to connect the 2 and I think I may have clicked the box to run SOCKS proxy (if I am remembering right) Now my wallet will not show up on my desktop and when I click the icon I get 2 errors:

  1. Unable to bind to on this computer. Bitcoin is probably already running.
  2. Failed to listen on any port. Use -listen=0 if you want this.

I am running Fedora 18. I tried to uninstall/reinstall and ended up with the same issue, i'm assuming I did not uninstall ALL of the initial package/program.

Can someone help PLEASE!!

Thank you!!

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Are you sure that betcoind is not running?

Bitcoin is probably already running.

You can try to restart your computer...

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