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Old 09-03-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Killing running processes


Hi Folks,

By mistake I shut my Suse 9.1 box down without quitting Fire Fox 1.0.6. I think it is running somewhere in the background. Now when I try to launch Fire Fox I can't after a system re-boot.
Is there a way to kill Fire Fox so I can re-launch it.
*Note when I shut-down my system Fire Fox briefly flashes on my screen just before shutdown so I know it is running somewhere.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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It's probably a bug due to the "memory" of your window manager. Try to deactivate "remember desktop settings".
You can kill an app with kill and killall, ex:
killall firefox
or
kill -HUP 2145 where 2145 is the number of the process.
You can check this number with top or ps aux.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Linux.tar.gz
It's probably a bug due to the "memory" of your window manager. Try to deactivate "remember desktop settings".
You can kill an app with kill and killall, ex:
killall firefox
or
kill -HUP 2145 where 2145 is the number of the process.
You can check this number with top or ps aux.
Thanks, after running top I can't see any process that looks like Fire Fox. I'm still having the same issue that Fire Fox pops up on shut down, but, will not launch anymore.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:43 AM   #4
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Try:

Control+Alt+Esc and move the cursor which shows on the program you are going to kill.

regards
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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Thank you, Linux.tar.gz, riba43 for your suggestions, I appreciate your help. I didn't use your suggestion, riba43 as I ended up doing a system re-install before I saw your post; I had other nagging issues with the unit from my first installation. I'll try both of your suggestions next time this happens.
I've got my system back again, posting with Fire Fox 1.0.6:-) Next time I'll be more patient and wait before I nuke my system.
You may be right, Linux.tar.gz it could be a bug in my system, hopefully I'm past this now.
Thanks again, gentlemen.

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