[xubuntu-users] cannot close a process

John R. Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Wed Aug 2 19:17:15 UTC 2017


well, the 'busy' pointer went away.  not sure what I did, now its just 
the arrow, and thunar is not at the top of the top program.

John

On 08/02/2017 11:55 AM, John R. Sowden wrote:
> 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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