Kubuntu/Ubuntu does not remove everything from memory at shutdown

Steve Morris samorris at netspace.net.au
Sat Mar 13 00:51:07 GMT 2010

On 13/03/10 10:57, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Saturday 13 March 2010, Steve Morris wrote:
>> On 12/03/10 17:46, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
>>> On Friday 12 March 2010, Steve Morris wrote:
>>>> Let me understand this properly. Are you telling me that
>>>> pkill firefox or pkill firefox-bin   removes files?
>>> What makes you so sure your pkill actually killed anything?
>> ps -A no longer reported those apps as being active and firefox
>> subsequently started quite happily.
> Assuming you checked that it was running before you issued the pkill,
> you either didn't reboot or missed the Firefox window that was
> automatically started.
> I don't think there are any other options in your case, unless there
> is a way to start FF headless, which I doubt...
>    --Reinhold
I had rebooted the machine to recover from regular compiz crashes with 
no way of restarting it without a reboot. At the time I restarted 
firefox and thunderbird were both active. When I restarted I attempted 
to start both firefox and thunderbird. Thunderbird started fine but 
firefox said it was already active and not responding and that I should 
kill the active instance first. ps -A listed firefox as active, a pkill 
firefox removed it, and a start of firefox then proceeded normally.


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