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Old 04-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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force kill application

i am using ubuntu when i kill some application from graphical
force quit utility it kills the window of that process but the
process still runs in back ground so i have to kill it from
terminal. is it normal like this or is there any problem with
my system.
Old 04-08-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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i am a Newbie also,but I think if you kill it in GUI,it will be over in terminal also.So, I think it's a problem of yours system.
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Did this program crash? It wasn't able to clean up as a result of the crash and force quit. If it doesn't crash on you, quit the program normally.
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forked processes

This depends on the application in question.

If the application spawns separate processes for the GUI and for it's internal use, then killing the GUI will only kill part of the application.

GUI applications usually have a Quit button, so if you have to kill it per se, then there is already something running wrong.

The Apache web server, for example, is known to spawn a lot of processes (also called forking).

Contact the developer/distributor of the application - maybe it's a known bug or something like that.


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