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Old 02-16-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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Terminating an unresponsive program


XMMS has crashed when I tried to use a different output plugin, its frozen and wont close. How can I terminate the program externally? I tried ps -af and nothing for xmms is listed, any ideas?

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Old 02-16-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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ps ax | grep xmms
kill -9 <pidFromAbove>
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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You can just run "xkill" from a terminal, menu or the "run program" dialogue and then click on the program you want to kill.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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xkill removes a client window's connection from the X server. It doesn't make any attempt whatsoever to stop the program that drew the window, and will 99% of the time leave it running...
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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Cheers for that, just what I needed. This forum saves me yet again.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:48 PM   #6
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How about
skill -9 xmms
? :)


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