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    Default Terminate not responding processes

    Hello,

    Just now Rhythmbox has stopped working. I can't restart it, so I thought I could kill the process to start it again. Is there something like the windows task manager in openSUSE or another way to list all processes and to kill one? I googled an found a few old threads saying that there is a performance monitor which is able to to that, but I can't find that either.

    Thank you for your time

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    You forgot to tell anything about your situation. Thus I describe this for KDE on 11.4.

    With Ctrl-Esc you get a list of processes where you can select a pocess and then use the button with the red X above to kill it. Of course only when it is a process of own (user).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    Have you tried Ctrl+Alt+Esc then a left mouse click on the open window of the program you wish to terminate? or run top from a terminal/console.

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    You forgot to tell anything about your situation.
    Sorry, I forgot about that. I am using Gnome on openSUSE 11.4. The keyboard shortcuts don't seem to work. Ctrl + Esc opens my computer menu.

    I executed top from a terminal window like dvhenry suggested and it works. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    urbaindepuce wrote:

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    > hcvv;2345911 Wrote:
    >> You forgot to tell anything about your situation.

    >
    > Sorry, I forgot about that. I am using Gnome on openSUSE 11.4. The
    > keyboard shortcuts don't seem to work. Ctrl + Esc opens my computer
    > menu.
    >
    > I executed top from a terminal window like dvhenry suggested and it
    > works. Thank you.
    >

    On gnome you can run gnome-system-monitor (that is the name to start it from
    a terminal or after pressing [ALT][F2]) it is somewhere in your menu (I
    forgot where) if there is not key combination assigned to it you can do that
    in your gnome control panel.


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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    dvhenry wrote:

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    > Have you tried Ctrl+Alt+Esc then a left mouse click on the open window
    > of the program you wish to terminate? or run top from a
    > terminal/console.
    >

    If that key combination is not working in gnome run [ALT][F2] and type
    xkill.

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    I'm glad to see you have a work around.
    I executed top from a terminal window like dvhenry suggested and it works. Thank you.
    I don't use GNOME, but try to find their equivalent to
    Ctrl+Alt+Esc then a left mouse click on the open window of the program you wish to terminate
    Also, If you need to use this sort of thing often, spend a little time on working out the cause, (Get some details together on how and when it occurs, and post on these forums)
    If this is anything other than a rare occurrence, You need to fix it.

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    Default Re: Terminate not responding processes

    You can also right click to panel, say add to panel and choose force quit. New icon appears on your panel. By clicking that icon and then clicking unresponsive application's window, you can kill it instantly.
    The only problem with troubleshooting is that sometimes trouble shoots back.
    My blog (in Turkish): http://yasar.serveblog.net

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