Force quit ?

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    Dopameen

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    Hello !

    This is the very first time I am using Linux. I am looking for a way to force quit firefox or the file manager that feeze quite often :roll: I suppose I have to use the terminal ? Could you help me please ?

    Thanks
     
    Dopameen, Dec 13, 2008
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    janss

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    Using terminal and the KILL command is the best way.

    Open terminal
    Type "ps aux" - You'll get a list of running processes full of lines like this
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    username     5480 10.5  6.2 211076 96376 ?        Sl   14:00   3:22 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.4/firefox
    Look for the program that has freezed (for example Firefox). The first number after your username on the line is PID, in this case 5480.
    Then just give the command "kill 5480" to kill Firefox. If that doesn't work, try "kill -9 5480", that should kill it.
     
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    Alt+Ctl+Del works in Linpus much like it does in Windows XP. Just find the offending process firefox or thunar (file manager), right click on it and select "kill". No need to open a terminal.
     
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    There's also the Kill Cursor - press CTRL-ALT-ESC and the mouse pointer becomes a skull & crossbones. Point and click to kill.

    (It works on mine - I don't remember doing anything to enable it on the One, so I assume it's default as with most Linuces).
     
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