LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
InsaneLampshade
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
couple of newbie questions...


i wanted to get linux for a while, so i downloaded knoppix to see what it was like, it doesn't seem too dissimilar to windows (i was expecting to see something like my old amiga desktop )

now, i have a couple of questions, is there a linux equivelent of notepad? and second, when i tried to exit the chromium game that came with knoppix, it froze, and i couldn't close it, so i'm just wondering is there a linux equivelent of ctrl-alt-delete?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
hw-tph
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
Welcome to Linux and LinuxQuestions!

Knoppix comes with KDE as default desktop environment and it's very similar in appearance to Windows (a severe design problem if you ask me ). There are tons and tons of window managers and desktop environments that are more or less similar to Windows - most fall in the "less" category.

Notepad, eh? Pick your poison. kedit and kate are KDE apps, I use gvim (which cannot be compared to the lowly Notepad program since it's really a full blown development environment), there is gedit (from the Gnome desktop) and tons more.

Killing processes in Linux is not quite as easy as in Windows. But on the other hand - in Linux processes you want killed really die if you want them to!
Open up an xshell. I think you will find a shell icon on your desktop or in the panel at the bottom of your screen. Here's where the real magic happens.
Type killall processname to kill all instances of a process. You can find out the name of the running processes by typing ps -e (and it's going to be a whole lot of processes). If a process is particularily stubborn you can type kill -9 process_id to forcefully kill it in an instance. process_id is the number before the name of the process in the ps -e listing. You can also use top to see what process use a lot of CPU and RAM.

There are a few graphical tools for this kind of stuff but I don't use them. You might have something called ktop on Knoppix though. It's the KDE equivalent of the Task Manager in Windows.


Håkan
 
Old 02-07-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
m_yates
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Upstate
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Mythbuntu
Posts: 1,207

Rep: Reputation: 63
kdesysguard is the equivalent of ctrl+alt+del, but it isn't on the knoppix CD. You will have to install to the hard drive and install kdesysguard to get it to work. Most versions of linux includ kdesysguard with KDE though. To use it, you type ctrl+esc and that opens a window with a list of running programs. Select the one you want by clicking on it then kill it. In Knoppix, as mentioned above, you have to type "killall processname" in a console.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a couple of newbie questions... tjb Fedora 1 12-23-2004 10:59 PM
Couple of questions from a newbie logophobia Linux - Newbie 9 12-02-2004 07:13 AM
Couple of newbie questions acidblue Slackware 3 07-22-2004 01:42 AM
A couple of Newbie Questions! saturdaysk8ter Linux - Newbie 1 11-29-2003 10:15 PM
couple of newbie printing questions samiam Linux - Newbie 1 11-03-2001 04:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration