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canuck_barlow 03-10-2005 07:43 PM

amaroK Music Player
I tried using amaroK as a music player but for some reason when I closed it, the music kept on playing.

I tried to turn it off using "kill amaroK" but it said it wasn't a process.

How do I solve this?

masand 03-10-2005 08:44 PM

hi there

press ctrl+q to quit

the amarok player must be in the taskbar of ur desktop


canuck_barlow 03-11-2005 01:51 AM

Thanks!! I feel really retarded right now :S

J.W. 03-11-2005 02:46 AM

Don't feel bad, believe me everyone here has their fair share of "D'oh!!" moments. Me especially.

Just as an aside, if you want to kill a specific process, one option is to open a console session then enter the "top" command. (Top shows you the processes that are running, in descending order of the amount of CPU they're using.) If you see a runaway process, you can kill it by issuing this command

kill <pid>
where <pid> is the Process ID. The PID column is to the far left in the "top" results. To illustrate, if amorak happened to be process ID 5477, then to kill it you would enter

kill 5477
Take care when manually killing any processes; if you supply the wrong PID you can crash something that you didn't want. -- J.W.

masand 03-11-2005 03:49 AM


Originally posted by canuck_barlow
Thanks!! I feel really retarded right now :S
hey each one of us has gone through that
so need not feel that way

also if u want to get the pid of any program,say for ex. amarok

ps -aus|grep amarok

will give u he pid and other details of amarok


kevinatkins 03-11-2005 04:46 AM


i *think* that the amaroK process is actually called 'amarokapp'...

masand 03-11-2005 06:52 AM


Originally posted by kevinatkins

i *think* that the amaroK process is actually called 'amarokapp'...

yes u are right

mdshann 11-29-2005 11:52 PM

amaroK loads in the system tray, and when you close the window it stays open in the tray. To fully close the program you need to right click the icon in the system tray and select close. (the tray is down by the clock) :D

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