[ale] Ubuntu Georgia LoCo upcoming events

Paul Cartwright ubuntu at pcartwright.com
Sun Oct 21 00:35:43 BST 2007

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..

Paul Cartwright
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Registered Ubuntu User #17999

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