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I always ask a simple question, this is bcz i am totally a newbie to linux. As the day goes by, i hope i can be one of the RH experts as what u ppl do. but still, i hope u ppl will not mind if this kind of "Simple" question is being ask by me. Now, after a couple of month of sitting in the RH box, i start feeling that RH is just a powerful OS compared with windows. and i start loving RH, and start isolating windows. Oops, hope the windows users don't mind of this words.
My question is: in windows, if i have an unresponse application, then, i usually, press ctrl+alt+del to kill the application and then start a new one. so then, how about in RH? how to kill the hanged application and still continueing the rest of the applications?
Distribution: Mandrake 10, IPCOP 1.4, SME Server 6, EvilEntity
From a terminal window (I assume you are using a GUI), type "ps- eaf"
This will show you the processes running. Then type "kill PID" where PID is the process number - shown in the PID coloumn when you used the ps command. For more info - which you WILL need, use "man ps" and "man kill".
Another handy option is Ctrl-Alt-Backspace - this kills X and should drop you into the console. While LINUX shouldn't need the Windows three finger salute and endless reboots, X sometimes hangs, so you kill X and restart it (type "startx" from the console.
usually it wont be a problem, but if you need it then bring up a run command and type xkill or else bring up an eterm and do the same thing, it will give you an odd cursor just click on the program you want to kill
otherwise, you can hit ctrl+alt+bckspc this will kill your xsession which will probly kill all of your applications that will drop you to console and you can type startx to bring back your gui, as good as a reboot but 20X as fast
ahh someone posted before me
Last edited by watashiwaotaku7; 02-28-2003 at 07:25 PM.
Now you want to "kill" the cupsd process. While still in the top command press the 'k' button. Top will now ask you what the pid number is of the process you want to kill. cupsd pid is 1147 so we would enter 1147. Now it will ask you "Kill with signal 15". Hit enter and the process is killed.
There are other ways of doing this as well. For more info man kill.