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hornet74 01-13-2004 03:43 PM

ctrl, alt, del
 
how do you stop a task.....

acid_kewpie 01-13-2004 03:51 PM

please try to post in whole sentences.... what shoudl ctrl+alt+del have to do with stopping individual programs? that will reboot the entire machine.

scott_R 01-13-2004 03:54 PM

open a console, type "ps -A|less" (the | allows less to run, so the screen doesn't scroll by), find your process, issue "kill ####" (#'s are the process number listed next to it).

There are actually many ways to kill a process, depending on the type of process running. The two most common are "kill -9 ####" and "kill -15 ####", which are used to kill or terminate a program. "man kill" will help you with these and others.

Remember, you might have to be root to kill some processes, as they run as root or have root-owned elements that a normal user can't kill.

scott_R 01-13-2004 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by acid_kewpie
please try to post in whole sentences.... what shoudl ctrl+alt+del have to do with stopping individual programs? that will reboot the entire machine.
Don't tell MS that! :)

hornet74 01-13-2004 04:02 PM

okay, i was trying to install lotus notes, my computer froze up so i am just trying to ctrl, alt del to kill the program...That's all.....

mike74 01-13-2004 04:19 PM

would be nice to know what distro you're using...
mandrake has a nice feature:
Menu>applications>monitoring>xkill
then, with the bullseye left click on the window (program) you want to kill.
Easy!

vincebs 01-13-2004 06:17 PM

YOu can do that in RedHat too, only thing is, you have to run it from the terminal.

Dog Byte 01-13-2004 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by acid_kewpie
please try to post in whole sentences.... what shoudl ctrl+alt+del have to do with stopping individual programs? that will reboot the entire machine.
In Windows World the popular ctrl-alt-del has brough up a task list for a long time (at least Windows 98 and probably Windows 95).

In RH9 I bring up a monitor using System Tools -> System Monitor. You can use it to kill processes.

mikshaw 01-13-2004 08:06 PM

top also works well
top -u <username> will limit the display to the processes you launched as a user.

For a GUI tool, I really like qps http://freshmeat.net/projects/qps/


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