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Old 07-26-2002, 03:31 PM   #1
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KDE Mail and a few other programs locking up.


What to do when this happens? Only thing I know how to do is log out and back in. Is there like a ctrl+alt+del function in linux to end task the locked program?
 
Old 07-26-2002, 04:07 PM   #2
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BTW this doesn't happen often, I just wanted to know a quick way to resolve this instead of loggin in back and fourth. I heard something about setting the timeouts of application lockups, but not sure how to do this.
 
Old 07-26-2002, 04:33 PM   #3
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there's a program called "kill" that you can use to take down any misbehaving app.

you do need to know the name of the program tho - i think the name of kde mail is kmail - so you would type

kill kmail

at a console, and, voila, the prog dies. you rarely ever need to completely shut down linux, or even log out.

there's a graphical kde prog to do process management where you can just click-and-kill, but i don't remember the name offhand. it might be kprocess. anyone know for sure?
 
Old 07-26-2002, 04:47 PM   #4
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It is kmail. Another question though, does the kill command only work if the app is locking, i tried to kill a non locked up kmail, and it says bash: kill: kmail: no such pid. Yeah I would like to know also if there is a gui version of Kill. Thanx a bunch everyone.
 
Old 07-26-2002, 04:49 PM   #5
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damn... this is what i get for not using linux for a week.

ok... you need to get the pid number first. i forgot about that. go to a console, and run

ps -ef

to get the running processes, and their pid numbers. then try

kill pid

that should work. IIRC, i think "killall kmail" might work. kill will work no matter what the program is doing, locking, loading, rendering, whatever.

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Old 07-26-2002, 04:51 PM   #6
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In KDE, there's "xkill". I need it so often that I put a shortcut on my desktop ! But that's usually attributable to operator error !!
 
Old 07-26-2002, 05:17 PM   #7
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I ran xkill, and it got rid of my taskbar, I don't even see a gui for it. I'm running as root too.
 
Old 07-26-2002, 09:12 PM   #8
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Is xkill supposed to do that make my task bar disapear or is it tripping out?
 
Old 07-27-2002, 01:34 AM   #9
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To bring your taskbar back, go to k, then run and type kicker. I don't know about you guys, but when I type xkill my mouse turns to skull and cross bones and then I click the program I want to kill. Also, you can optionally open a term and type 'top' to list all the processes and such, and that too will give you an option to kill certain things.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 02:07 AM   #10
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Laff, how do I go to k when I don't see no taskbar? Yeah is this a bug or something? was very anxious to know there was something like task manager, but it's not working for me. ;o(
 
Old 07-27-2002, 02:11 AM   #11
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ha ha ha, oh yeah, good point. You can do it in a term too. Or if you have icons on your desktop to your home directory, you could open one up, and click on tools then open a term. Probably a few other ways too, just not at my box right now, so that's about it from memory.

Good one

Oh, top is alot like task manager if you haven't given that a quick peak yet.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 09:42 PM   #12
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btw, if you want, you can type
Code:
killall nameofapplication
and it will kill stuff. So if kmail crashed you could jsut use 'killall kmail' and you wouldn;t need to find out the PID

how amazing!

Alex
 
Old 09-18-2002, 03:43 AM   #13
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use KDE system guard....it's like windows taskmanager
 
  


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