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    Skype won't close

    I have Skype 2.0 for Linux on 9.04 UNR and when I try to close Skype it freezes. If I click on force quit the Skype window goes away, but when running top it's still there and using about 95% of my cpu. If I do killall skype -v it says it was successful, but again when running top it's still there and using 95%.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Skype won't close

    try kill -9 instead of killall.

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    Re: Skype won't close

    Quote Originally Posted by nhasian View Post
    try kill -9 instead of killall.
    I did that and this is what I got:

    Code:
    $ kill -9
    kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
    I looked at the man page for kill and tried to see if something else would work but it's not well-written (at least to me).

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    Re: Skype won't close

    sorry i should have been more specific. you have to include the PID (process ID) at the end of the statement. for example if the processID is 1234 then you would type:

    Code:
    sudo kill -9 1234
    to see what the PID is for a running program, simply type:

    Code:
    top
    press 'q' to exit out of top.

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    Re: Skype won't close

    Or, more specifically:

    Code:
    ps aux | grep skype
    Then use kill -9 on the pid

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    Re: Skype won't close

    Or; Run top, press 'k', type the PID of Skype, press enter and then enter 9 as signal.

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    Re: Skype won't close

    Quote Originally Posted by Holmen View Post
    Or; Run top, press 'k', type the PID of Skype, press enter and then enter 9 as signal.
    Nice. I like this solution
    Thanks
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    Re: Skype won't close

    I like xkill. Just Alt-F2, type xkill and click on the misbehaving app. No faffing around with process IDs.

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    Re: Skype won't close

    Thanks Holmen, worked for me!

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    Re: Skype won't close

    look in your auto startup programs and un click skype
    windows has its hand in skype now days

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