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On Sat October 20 2007 6:29 pm, Bill N wrote:
> Every now and then when i open, close and try to reopen firefox I get
> a msg about an instants of firefox is open but no responding either
> close firefox or restart the puter.
> I do not see firefox on the screen to close and have to reboot. Does
> ubuntu 7.10 have a task type manager so i can see software running and
> close it?
you need to open a terminal window, or konsole. This is command line, like the
old DOS windows. To see what is running you type:
$ ps -ef
to look only for firefox you type it like this:
$ ps -ef | grep firefox
that is the "pipe" symbol normally found under the backspace key.
here is what I got:
$ ps -ef|grep firefox
pbc 32551 3728 0 08:38 ? 00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/firefox
pbc 32562 32551 0 08:38 ?
00:00:00 /bin/sh /opt/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /opt/firefox/firefox-bin
pbc 32567 32562 0 08:38 ? 00:04:22 /opt/firefox/firefox-bin
pbc 20199 3751 0 19:33 pts/1 00:00:00 grep firefox
so to stop the firefox process you would type:
$ kill 32551 32567
( I have 2 firefox windows running)
you are looking for the process on the left, NOT the one on the right. The one
on the right is the parent process..
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