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Old 02-28-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Killing processes


What is the command to kill an application that has frozen? I have a few problem avi's that keep crashing XMMS player, and each time I have to reboot the system to get rid of it.


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Look up the PID of the process using ps (or use pidof) and then kill <pid>. If it still doesn't exit, kill -9 <pid> should end it. if not, post the line from ps aux corresponding to the process.
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well you can type

killall xmms

or do ps ax

then kill the apps pid number

kill pidnumber

if the process doesn't die

killall -9 xmms
kill -9 pidnumber

or in the gui just type xkill in terminal move cursor over offending app click

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Old 02-28-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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Thank you, did the trick!


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