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I've got a window stuck open in Knoppix. I started a limewire session, but it won't close. I've tried right-clicking and closing, I've tried Alt-F4, I've tried using the Window-esque ...
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    I have a stuck window


    I've got a window stuck open in Knoppix. I started a limewire session, but it won't close. I've tried right-clicking and closing, I've tried Alt-F4, I've tried using the Window-esque 'X' in the upper right hand corner, but IT STILL LIVES!! I even opened a terminal and tried to find the process ID so I could kill it, but all get is

    root@8[knoppix]# ps -al
    F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD
    4 S 0 13908 13877 9 75 0 - 916 wait4 pts/8 00:00:00 bash
    0 R 0 13920 13908 0 76 0 - 582 - pts/8 00:00:00 ps


    How can I close this window without resorting to the windows troublshooting technique (i.e. - reboot and pray)???????


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    try
    Code:
    ps -a
    to display the process listing, then kill limewire.
    If the limewire window is still after killing limewire, then kill java vm too

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    no dice

    didn't work. I still don't get the process ID

    root@8[knoppix]# ps -a
    PID TTY TIME CMD
    13908 pts/8 00:00:00 bash
    14715 pts/8 00:00:00 ps
    root@8[knoppix]#


    All that shows up is the bash shell process and the 'ps' process that I'm running.

    Note: this didn't show any of the other apps I have running: file manager, Open Office, XMMS, Firefox, etc

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    As well, Limewire will not close if you are in the middle of downloading a file, on a waitlist, etc, etc. Ensure you've cleared all the d/l & u/l tasks -that might be it.

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    Re: no dice

    Quote Originally Posted by aoriii
    didn't work. I still don't get the process ID

    root@8[knoppix]# ps -a
    PID TTY TIME CMD
    13908 pts/8 00:00:00 bash
    14715 pts/8 00:00:00 ps
    root@8[knoppix]#


    All that shows up is the bash shell process and the 'ps' process that I'm running.

    Note: this didn't show any of the other apps I have running: file manager, Open Office, XMMS, Firefox, etc
    don't do it as root

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    again...

    Nope, I tried doing the ps -a as the user that opened the Limewire session:

    Code:
    root@8[knoppix]# exit
    exit
    knoppix@8[~]$ ps -a
      PID TTY          TIME CMD
    21205 pts/8    00:00:00 ps
    knoppix@8[~]$


    All I get is the ps process.


    Limewire can be closed in the middle of any download/upload, so that's not the issue, besides, the window is all grey. If it weren't for the window title, you wouldn't know it was a Limewire session. It's as if the app were locked up, or not responding.


    Thanks for everyone's input... any more suggestions would be appreciated.

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    ps aux

    will give you a full listing. Can you see it then?
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    sorry i meant
    ps -A

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    SUCCESS

    Vergil and Chris....you guys are genius's.

    I was able to see it once is lists with the -A or the -aux parameters.

    I had to kill of the Limewire process as well as a java process to get the window to close.

    Thanks to all for your help!!


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