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Old 07-20-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
perry
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Quick Question (even a Linux Newbie can help me!)


i just recently switched from Mandrake 9.1 to Slackware 10.0 !

had a blast these last two days getting it all worked out but i seem to have conquered everything and i'm writing to you from my brand new slk10.0 installation with xmms and gkrellm running fine in the background.

i did so like mandrake 9.1, attempts to use 9.2 and 10.0 failed miserably for me, but thats all you can do. i'm at a point now where i have to be a little bit closer to the machine to know whats going on so i'm happy. you newbie guys, hang out with mandrake for a while, it's a good system.

BUT I GOT A QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU!

take a look at your Applications menu, down under Monitor you'll see a "Kill Application" (the one with the bulls-eye)... could you select that but press your right mouse key and select "Properties"....

it's a gnome app of some sort and it's something missing from the slackware menu and for the life of me i just can't find it any where...

could you post the name of that program, if it follows a pattern, it might be called "gnome-kill" or something, could you post it back here so that i can find what to put on mine....

don't really really need it but it comes in handy once you get used to it...

thanks a bunch

- perry

andersonperry@yahoo.com

 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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I believe you are talking about xkill, Right?
I haven't checked, I'm windows right now, but I'm pretty sure that's it.

I've got Mandrake 10.0 Official to work pretty fine im both my home and office computers. I'm with Mandrake since version 8.2...
 
Old 07-21-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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Hi Perry

I am running Mandrake 10, the app is xkill located on my box /usr/bin/X11/xkill

I thought there was a big improvement in Mandrake 10, I am running on a NB and it runs well(apart from battery consumption).

Regards, Jamie

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Old 07-21-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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Hi perry,

Try another variation on the three-fingered salute - if you press ctrl/alt/escape, you'll see the cursor turn into a liitle skull and crossbones. Click on your errant aplication, and it'll be swiftly "killed". Works fine with Slack 10.

Hope this helps,

Dave
 
Old 07-21-2004, 08:05 AM   #5
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It works in Mandrake 10 too
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:17 PM   #6
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xkill worked....!

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Originally posted by Lim45
Hi perry,

Try another variation on the three-fingered salute - if you press ctrl/alt/escape, you'll see the cursor turn into a liitle skull and crossbones. Click on your errant aplication, and it'll be swiftly "killed". Works fine with Slack 10.

Hope this helps,

Dave
great, i learned something new today but i'm afraid the ctrl/alt/escape didn't do a thing except make the screen flash, seems to toggle between apps (like it puts a rectangle around it)....

but on the power consumption for the NB, i'm a little confused, one thing i love about Linux is that my notebook becomes soooo quiet as a result of the fan not running 24/7 unlike under winblows....

thanks for the xkill though!

incidentally, do you all know how to set your cursor under x-windows, search the forums for "mouse pointers", i made a posting earlier (it's really easy to change your mouse pointer with x)

thanks again!

- perry
 
  


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