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Old 06-16-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question when programs freeze


Is there anything you can do when a program freezes to terminate it quickly. I just log out and log back in is there an easier way.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:01 PM   #2
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well lets pretend your using the burning software k3b, and it crashes on you, and btw if you don't know k3b is a burning program...anyways lets say it crashes, you can do the following:
ctrl-alt-f2
login as root
type --> killall -9 k3b
ctrl-f7 to go back to your X Windows.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:06 PM   #3
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actually i guess i should tell you the other way of doing this, cause sometimes its not as easy as just typing the programs name, so the other way would be the following:
ctrl-alt-f2
login as root
type --> ps -aux|more
look for the program in the last column (command column)
when you locate it, note the PID (PID (2nd)column)
when you find the PID:
type --> kill PID (where PID is the number you noted)
ctrl-f7 to go back to X.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:12 PM   #4
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Dahm that was a quick response (3min). Thanx drozz
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:25 PM   #5
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By the way it ctrl-alt-f7, but thanks again
 
Old 06-16-2003, 07:46 PM   #6
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oh sorry...on my machine i can use either ctrl-alt-f7 or just ctrl-f7, i am just used to using ctrl-f7 thats why i said that :P
 
  


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