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Old 08-17-2001, 05:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy Stuff running in the background...?

is it normal for there to be 13 different gmc processes running in the background of my mandrake 8.0 linux box? If not, how do I shut the extra processes down?
Old 08-18-2001, 12:56 AM   #2
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ok... i don't know what gmc is, so i'll assume that it's a mandrake-specific prog. but, it's not at all unusual to have a large number of processes running under the same program. mingetty, httpd, and a few others run many processes simultaneously. it's usually not a concern. however, if you feel the need to kill a process, do exactly that : type

ps -f

at the command prompt, and the computer will spit out a bunch of processes with their number names. refer to them by the numbers using the kill command :

kill 6745

that should do it.
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GMC is the gnome midnigth commander, it has a process for every icon on your desktop.


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