Task Manager

Asked by Nicolas Panozzo on 2009-11-29

Is there a Task Manager in Ubuntu to quit programs which are not responding like CTRL+ALT+CANC in Windows?

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Nicolas Panozzo
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2009-12-13
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2009-12-13
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2009-12-06

I tried but it is not working. Do I have to restart?

I don't know my windows manager.

your window manager will be metacity if you use gnome, kwin for kde or if you use 3D effects and all that sort of garbage it will be compiz

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #4

Yes in Ubuntu go to System -> Administration -> and then System Monitor.

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 13:23 +0000, Nicolas Panozzo wrote:
> New question #92138 on Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/92138
>
> Is there a Task Manager in Ubuntu to quit programs which are not responding like CTRL+ALT+CANC in Windows?
>

Fair enough but if a program is not responding how do you force it to quit?

You can press alt+f2
type: xkill
and click it

You can also run:

ps -ef | grep program

e.g.

ps -ef | grep gedit

You will then see the PID of the process (left hand value)

You can then run:

kill PID

if it still doesn't die, run:

kill -9 PID

If you are not the owner of the process then you will need suro or you will not be able to kill it.

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #7

Just right click on the process (if shown in system monitor) and kill
process. Other wise follow the instructions given in the previous
answer :)

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 16:37 +0000, Nicolas Panozzo wrote:
> Question #92138 on gnome-system-monitor in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-monitor/+question/92138
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Nicolas Panozzo is still having a problem:
> Fair enough but if a program is not responding how do you force it to
> quit?
>

OK