[xubuntu-users] cannot close a process

John R. Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Wed Aug 2 18:55:00 UTC 2017


I just reread your note - thunar is not on my screen.  the mouse pointer 
with the circling circle is, and has been there since I tried to open 
the filename.prg file.

John

On 08/02/2017 11:47 AM, John R. Sowden wrote:
> 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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