View Full Version : Howto : kill a process that stays in menu side ?
03-07-2006, 05:19 PM
What's the most efficient way to kill a program (a process) that keeps on staying at the left hand side (the menu) ?
How can I know which process belongs to which program ?
An example, vnc viewer hangs (cannot be used anymore, but still keeps on active on menu).
03-07-2006, 05:28 PM
Get xterm and install it. Run exterm, at the $ prompt type ps to list the process, when you see vncviewer look at the process id on the left hand side. Then type kill <proccess ID>.
03-07-2006, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the info, indeed, ps -eaf for example gives me an idea what kind of processes are running, ... but I don't find the appropriate rss process, this one still stays on the menu.
that's because some of the programs (well.. "applets") are in fact window manager plugins. one could add restart functionality to the stock WM without killing X, just like wmaker lets you do it, and it might fix this problem. i'll work on it once my 770 arrives (sometime around today next week)
05-30-2006, 05:06 AM
Do you need to be root to kill a process?
05-30-2006, 05:14 AM
well, no. Not for things owned by user.
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