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Old 09-28-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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Question A whole load of junk processes

I have noticed that after sometime a whole load of junk processes remain in the background.

When I do "ps -A" in the terminal I see a whole load of things that shouldn't be there. Like 7 nautilus, 2 pythons, 6 to 10 firefox-bin's

Not that these are causing any problems, but is there any way I can kill these useless processes? And why do they remain in the first place? When I shut down say, nautilus, the process should shut down too. Why does it remain in the background?

Have a look at the number of nautilus I have running right now:
1505 ?        00:00:04 nautilus
 1506 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1507 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1509 ?        00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
 1510 ?        00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
 1511 ?        00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
 1530 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1531 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1533 ?        00:00:00 mapping-daemon
 1534 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1535 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1536 ?        00:00:00 nautilus
 1538 ?        00:00:16 wnck-applet
Using Gnome 2.6 on slack 10. Kernel 2.4.26

Last edited by akudewan; 09-28-2004 at 11:41 PM.
Old 09-29-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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If you use gnome, junk is what you get :)

j/k ... it's perfectly normal to have several
processes for only one instance of mozilla,
firefox or nauseous. Don't kill any of them.

KDE will do similar things in terms of excessive
kdeinits, that's just how those apps are designed,
if that doesn't do it for you ask on the devel-list
WHY they are done like that.

Old 09-29-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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I see. I dont really mind the clutter since it doesn't hog up memory.

Thanks for the answer


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