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This might be a dumb question, but why is it that when I try and use 'kill' through the console it does'nt do anything. Is my syntax wrong??
Say I want to end a process with a pid of 4500... I type:
Simple enough, does'nt report any errors. But the process is still seen as active when I type up 'ps -e'. I need to get this working because every now and then, an app I close remains active and uses up CPU for nothing...
well i didn't see soffice.bin anywhere in there. is "kjourn" "kjournald"? i have a inkling, that it's "kjourn" sucking up your processing power. i never could figure that one out, but i think it's runs the database updater for slocate in kde.
actually nevermind on the kjournald thing. i've got it running on my comp right now. i don't know what it does, but it's using 0 resources. so that isn't your problem. it looks like you use kde. run this command:
it's like the windows task manager. there should be resource percentages there and the owner of the processes.