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Old 02-18-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Why is "whiptail" using 80-100% of my CPU?

For some reason whiptail is using nearly 100% of my CPU usage.
Anyone know why?
And maybe how to stop it?

Old 02-19-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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Cause it's busy?


Do a "ps -aux" as root, get the PID number in question (the one that whiptail is using), and do a "kill -9 PID number.

Old 02-19-2004, 09:16 AM   #3
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To stop a process do as root

ps -A | grep whiptail

and then find the PID of whiptail

kill 12345

where 12345 is the PID of whiptail. You should really find the cause of the problem (if it is indeed a problem) first.


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