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Old 07-06-2010, 05:53 AM   #1
ockies
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Angry Hanging programs.


Hi, I am stuck - I have tried to change settings on Sound Recorder, and when I tested the new settings, a number of windows came up with the last reading: Disconnected: Entity killed but I cannot quit the program no matter what I do. The program just will not close.

Is there another way to close a program? I have noted that you can 'kill' a program, but have no idea what to do.

Can someone please help?

Thanks - I am running Ubuntu 10.04
 
Old 07-06-2010, 06:14 AM   #2
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I'm unsure of what your problem exactly is. What exactly did you change? The volume sliders should not make an error such as this, so you probably chose an audio device that is not supported. I am unsure how to reset the settings to default, which you can do if you cannot remember the original values of the settings you changed.

To close/kill a program, three methods are commonly employed.
  1. Close the program via an option inside it or the 'X' on the window's title bar
  2. Issue the process/program a termination signal ( a signal that tells it to close immediately ) with the kill command
  3. Order the process/program to immediately terminate, and if not possible then erase the process from memory ( approximation of what happens ) with the kill command sending signal 9 ( very dangerous if the program has not written to disk everything yet ).

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Old 07-06-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ockies View Post
Hi, I am stuck - I have tried to change settings on Sound Recorder, and when I tested the new settings, a number of windows came up with the last reading: Disconnected: Entity killed but I cannot quit the program no matter what I do. The program just will not close.

Is there another way to close a program? I have noted that you can 'kill' a program, but have no idea what to do.

Can someone please help?

Thanks - I am running Ubuntu 10.04
If you want to come back to the default settings, you'd probably have to delete the config files. Try deleting (or moving it somewhere else):
~/.gconf/apps/gnome-sound-recorder/%gconf.xml


When it comes to killing a process, you need to identify its ID by eg.

ps aux

Code:
sycamorex  11394  1.6  0.3 429228 19284 tty1     SLl  12:17   0:00 gnome-sound-recorder
and then

Code:
kill 11394
Obviously the process ID will be different in your case
 
Old 07-14-2010, 05:39 AM   #4
ockies
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Thanks - got the problem solved!
 
  


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