[sf-lug] ps -A | grep timidity

jim stockford jim at well.com
Tue Sep 25 20:15:49 PDT 2007

ps -aux | more
to investigate the process name that represents firefox.

On Sep 25, 2007, at 8:03 PM, Christian Einfeldt wrote:

> hi
> On 9/25/07, Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net> wrote:
>> > There are also some graphical user programs that will show you the 
>> system
>> > usage.  It varies from distro to distro.  Which distro are you 
>> using?
>> ksysguard under KDE (e.g., on Kubuntu) is a pretty nice graphical 
>> 'top'.
>> You can filter, see processes as a tree (child/parent relationships, 
>> etc.).
> +1  I recently wrote some newbie documentation in using KSysGuard 
> because I was using it to try to figure out the Edgy Kubuntu problem 
> that I am having on one of my boxes that I am using for rendering the 
> Digital Tipping Point film (that problem is kind of gnarly in itself, 
> and I am going to post about it soon).  In the process of trying to 
> figure out why my hd light stays on under Edgy Kubuntu, but not under 
> openSUSE 10.2 on the same box, I had to figure out whether there was a 
> bad driver under Edgy for my hd light, or whether my hd was actually 
> being read / written continuously as the light indicated.  It turns 
> out that ksysguard was able to tell me that yes, in fact, I am having 
> that problem with my hd.  I learned a little bit in the process, and 
> so put up a description of what I learned here.  Please feel free to 
> edit it, because I am, after all, a relative newbie, and prone to 
> doing things the hard way:
> http://en.opensuse.org/Monitor_your_hard_disk_activity_with_KSysGuard
>>   ps aux | grep foo
>>   [figure out foo's pid]
>>   kill pid
>> you can often just do:
>>   killall foo
> This is really nice, and it worked with killing OpenOffice.org by doing
> $ killall soffice
> But I did not have similar success in my attempt to kill Firefox with
> $ killall firefox
> Instead of killing Firefox, it just returned me to a user prompt:
> 19:53 linux-athlon64x2:~ > killall soffice
> 19:53 linux-athlon64x2:~ > killall firefox
> 19:53 linux-athlon64x2:~ >
> What do you suppose I was doing wrong there?  Thanks in advance.
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