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Old 07-28-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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How to kill a session in "pts/0" idle for 209d? (Redhat-9)


I've been using Redhat9 happilly since last December, however today I found something odd. After I logged out the KDE gui, finger command "told" me that I am in tty1 (great, that's what I was expecting)and that I have a session in *pts/0 idle for 209 days... Command "w" tells me this session on pts/0 is busy with kdeinit:kwrite. My question is: how can I kill/close this session?

Any help apreciated. Thank you.
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With a little luck a
skill -9 kdeinit
will do the trick ...

If it doesn't you could try a init 1, followed by
init 5 (assuming you want to keep the uptime of the
machine ;}) ... if that doesn't fix it either you'll need
to reboot (if the process bothers you or it actually
consumes CPU).

Old 07-28-2004, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thank's! I'm think I was a bit confused since kdeinit must start each time I write "startx"........

Btw: thank's for the 'skill'. I learned a new command :-)



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