[xubuntu-users] cannot close a process

John R. Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Wed Aug 2 18:47:41 UTC 2017


that didn't work.  I also entered pkill --help and found that the option 
9 is not on the list of arguments
it also did not give me a comment like 'you need to be root to use 
this'.  I'll try it with sudo

John

On 08/02/2017 11:01 AM, Luke Van Dervoort wrote:
> From command line try the following:
>
> pkill -9 thunar
>
>
> You could also try xkill
>
> This will change the cursor to a skull and cross bones. Hover over 
> Thunar and click. It will kill it and all its process. (Be careful 
> don't click on the desktop)
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:54 AM, John R. Sowden 
> <jsowden at americansentry.net <mailto:jsowden at americansentry.net>> wrote:
>
>     I tried to open a text file (a foxpro source file with a .prg
>     extension).  The default option was thunar, not mousepad.  I got
>     the pointer with the circle indicating that its was doing
>     something.  After about a minute, I opened the file with mousepad,
>     read it and closed it. The circling/pointer is still there.  I ran
>     top in a term, saw thunar at the top. got the PID, killed it, said
>     invalid pid. Then I noticed in top that thunar was jumping arround
>     AND the pid was changing.  This is new for me.  I still have the
>     circling pointer.  How do I close this process and possibly, how
>     do I keep this from happening again?  xubuntu ver 16.04 LTS
>
>     John
>
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