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Old 02-15-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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Taskmanager like application


I'm still real new to linux. had it a week and a half now.Are there any programs like windows taskmanager for linux?I need to know whats running and how to shut it down when it jams.also what services can I shut down and what shouldn't I touch?I opened sys -v editor but I'm not sure just what I'm looking at/for.

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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you *should* do this from a console (press ctrl+alt+F2 and login):
ps -A
[find the number of the process you want to end then]
kill [processnumber]

But its thats too hard then there is a program called gnome-system-monitor (i think it comes with gnome)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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that doesn't sound overly difficult.would each process have a brief summary of what it's used for?I don't want to be disabling critical processes.thanx again.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 07:06 AM   #4
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A more useful output you can get with the 'top' command. It'll show you most of the processes plus some statistics.
I don't know which desktop are you using but in KDE there's something very similar to what you want, called 'KDE System Guard', with a nice GUI.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #5
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I'll check that out then thanx.I'm here on windowz xp cause my softmodem is unsupported with the 2.6x kernel.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:34 AM   #6
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that doesn't sound overly difficult.would each process have a brief summary of what it's used for?I don't want to be disabling critical processes.thanx again.
I think if you want to disable deamons (same as an XP service) from starting i find a gui tool helpfull that ships with redhat systems. I dont think you mentioned which distro your using but for redhat and fedora try system-config-services
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:29 AM   #7
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Have u ever tried hitting CTRL+ESC it will open a kde system guard just like
Taskmanager in windows :-)
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #8
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gnome system monitor will do what you want. Should be available in a menu someplace but exactly where depends on your distro. You can also invoke it from the shell with the command "gnome-system-monitor

If you are running KDE, there is also KDE Taskmanager, which can be invoked from KDE (by default) if you click on an empty section of desktop then hit the CTRL-ESC key combination. I don't know off hand how to invoke it from the shell.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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I'm using suse 9.1 about to upgrade to 9.2 everyones help has been great.does anyone know the name of the program that disables the daemons?thanx.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:03 AM   #10
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the gnome system monitor is probably the closest to the windoz one you can find.
 
  


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