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Old 12-13-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Dialog


Just noticed today when i ran 'top' that dialog is running and using all my CPU. Never noticed dialog before and my computer seems bogged down. What is dialog and why is it running?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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Here is what I found on dialog:

Quote:
Dialog is a utility that allows you to show dialog boxes (containing
questions or messages) in TTY (text mode) interfaces. Dialog is called
from within a shell script. The following dialog boxes are implemented:
yes/no, menu, input, message, text, info, checklist, radiolist, and
gauge.
So, it looks like you could safely kill it (ps aux to find the pid, then kill PID). Might want to see if you can track down which app called it or see if you can fix dialog by updating it, etc.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #3
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Yea I killed it, strange I rebooted and it didnt show up again. Any ideas on how I go about what called it etc.....
 
Old 12-13-2004, 09:48 PM   #4
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Found it! Nessus requires dialog =)
 
  


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