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Old 04-29-2004, 03:28 AM   #1
visxera
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such a damn newbie its not funny


ok i have 2 questions in one here.
first is that sometimes my evolution email wont open. when i click on it, it says its opening then just dissappears before the opening screen comes up.
i think it may be because when i close it previously, it stuffed up and is technically still running. this has happened with xmms too.
so what i want to know is how do i bring up a screen of all the processes running so i can kill them to reopen something properly?

2nd question. for some reason there is now no application attached to my .rpm files when there used to be.
so now when i click on a .rpm file it says nothing is set up to open this.
what do i put in to open rpms automatically?

i am running gnome 9.2 on mandrake 10 by the way.
any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:31 AM   #2
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As for the first question:
$> ps faux

This will list all the apps running - find the pid number and kill it. BTW, normally a reboot would fix this problem so you might have the app locked. This has happened to me when using Firefox - find the lock file in the app directory and delete it.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:32 AM   #3
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gnome system monitor will give you a list of all running processes and their owner

you can kil your own processes with the click of a button
for root processes you need to call up a terminal, su to root and type
kill xxx
where xxx is process number
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:35 AM   #4
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Hi visxera!!!

To list all running process you could also open a terminal and type "top". To kill a process, in a terminal, type "su" to become root, then:

killall -9 <number or name of the process>

meaning that killall -9 evolution, would kill it completely. There's no need to reboot like in windows .

About open the rpm automatically, it has to do with file associations. I assume that you are using nautilus as file manager. Right click in a .rpm and choose the program/package that handles .rpm's. I think you know what I mean

Good luck!
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:43 AM   #5
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Hi visxera!!!

To list all running process you could also open a terminal and type "top". To kill a process, in a terminal, type "su" to become root, then:

killall -9 <number or name of the process>

meaning that killall -9 evolution, would kill it completely. There's no need to reboot like in windows .

About open the rpm automatically, it has to do with file associations. I assume that you are using nautilus as file manager. Right click in a .rpm and choose the program/package that handles .rpm's. I think you know what I mean

Good luck!
ahh thank you, this will come in handy because i am sick of having to reboot just to get a program to run.

which program/package handles rpms?
i am using nautilus btw.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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Thanks ALOT Megaman X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  


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