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    Running processes

    I'm very new, I was wondering if there is a way to manage ongoing processes and kill them if necessary. I 'think' I included a screenshot, well at least I tried.... of a GUI IPblocker. I came to the conclusion that bittorrent may be running in the background and I'm not exactly sure how to monitor it or end it. But I would also like to know just for general use how to manage ongoing applications that I may not see in GUI.
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    Re: Running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by newto View Post
    I'm very new, I was wondering if there is a way to manage ongoing processes and kill them if necessary.
    Through the Gnome GUI, open System/Administration/System Monitor. That will allow you to do everything you want.

    If you prefer the terminal, type:

    Code:
    ps -A
    Lists all processes.

    You can then type

    Code:
    kill [process number]

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    Re: Running processes

    If you use the system monitor gui, you can right click a process and select end process. You also have the option to kill it, but try to end it first and if that doesn't work, then kill it.
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    Re: Running processes

    Thanks all

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    Re: Running processes

    2 things that I noticed missing was that the gui has just the main programs that are running but ps -A is normally a lot larger list.

    The other thing is that you can also use the command xkill to point and kill programs that are running (may be wise to use alt+f2 if you dont have terminal open)

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    Re: Running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by newto View Post
    I'm very new, I was wondering if there is a way to manage ongoing processes and kill them if necessary.
    Please read here:

    "How to get rid of "defunct" processes?"
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...54&postcount=4

    "what to do when an application does not die using kill command?"
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=12

    " I'm losing CPU cycles to "something"!! "
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...32&postcount=5

    "Linux equivalent of Windows Process Explorer"
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...64&postcount=6

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