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Old 01-03-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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A program locked up. How do I kill it?


I was just minding my own business when kate (the text editor, of course) locked up. How do I kill her -er- it? I know how to kill stuff in the terminal (ctrl+z), but I can't figure it out for KDE. It seems like this would be one of the first things they'd tell you in the Linux books, but nooooo.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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usually Ctrl + Alt + Esc
you will se a cross bone hear ( like pirate) move it , using the mause to the app. that is lock.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 08:29 PM   #3
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xkill then select the app
or in a terminal: ps -aux and then kill <process number>
 
Old 01-03-2003, 09:51 PM   #4
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what you should do for later times is to set up an icon of XKILL on the desktop. If something goes wrong, click it and then the screwed up app.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys. The ctrl+alt+esc method didn't work, so I assume that's a special feature of whatever wm you use. The xkill method works, but when I set an icon to run xkill, it acts like it's trying to start a program and leaves me with a flashing icon next to the cursor and a bar called "kill" in the panel.

On another note, why would someone who hates Windows so much do his website in a Windows XP theme?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 11:40 PM   #6
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I like the "Microsoft Support- Whats that" but you should have $ 175 per incident with no resolutions as well..hehehehehe
 
Old 01-04-2003, 12:00 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Travis86
The xkill method works, but when I set an icon to run xkill, it acts like it's trying to start a program and leaves me with a flashing icon next to the cursor and a bar called "kill" in the panel.
That's what you get if using an icon to start xkill, just select the app you want to kill with the cursor
 
Old 01-04-2003, 12:47 AM   #8
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Or get the process number with $ ps -ax, and then $ kill [process number]. See man ps and man kill. Happy killing.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 03:05 AM   #9
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ha ha ha, happy killing, cool

I use:
killall processname

So let's say konqueror won't die:
killall konqueror

Cool
 
  


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