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Old 08-08-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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Questions about kill proc


I have modprobe.conf opened in Vi. When I open it it says

"Found a swap file by the name Modprobe.conf"

and it gives other info, as well as the process id (11431) and says it's still running.

I type kill 11431 yet i still get the same msg. It also suggests to rm the .swp file but there is not one.

Also, can someone speak on what the status means on the ps, they have tags like T/S/Ss+/R+

TIA
 
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I have modprobe.conf opened in Vi. When I open it it says "Found a swap file by the name Modprobe.conf" and it gives other info, as well as the process id (11431) and says it's still running.
Type "jobs" in your shell to see if it's running in the background, then "fg n" to bring it to the foreground where n is the number of the job. If it isn't running then type "cd /etc; vi -r" to see if there's a swapfile. The name should be /etc/.modprobe.conf.swap . If it is you can "vi -r /etc/modprobe.conf" to recover the swapfile.
 
  


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