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Old 01-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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ctrl, alt, del


how do you stop a task.....
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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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!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:02 PM   #5
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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.....
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:19 PM   #6
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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!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:17 PM   #7
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YOu can do that in RedHat too, only thing is, you have to run it from the terminal.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 08:56 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:06 PM   #9
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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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