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What should I do when I get 'There are stopped jobs' error?

I face this type of situation many times. For example, whenever I try to open some file in emacs with sudo rights using: sudo emacs tet.c & Instead of asking me for the password Ubuntu just ...
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Processes switch to “stopped” randomly

On a VPS of mine I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04. It is a small server, with 20GB of disk size and 512MB of RAM. For some time it worked fine but since a few days, each time I start an application, ...
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Queue manager for a laptop?

Is there a lightweight queue manager for Kubuntu? Something like torque, but as I understand it - torque works for clusters only - while I want the similar thing for my laptop. The problem is - I'd ...
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how do you background a ssh process?

I know you can suspend a ssh session with ~^z, but is there also a way to background it so that it continues working while you do something else in the local shell?
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What is the difference between jobs and services? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between “Service” and “/etc/init.d/”? So what are the differences between jobs that are located in /etc/init/, which I ...
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Is there a way to put the foreground job in the background with a key binding?

To put the foreground job, in the background, I press cltr+Z and then bg [job-number]. Is there a way to do this in one step instead of two, with some cltr+[key] command? And I don't mean the &. ...
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“respawning too fast, stopped”. How to make UPSTART disable for 5 mins?

In the old days, the init daemon used to disable tasks that were respawning too fast. I discovered to my peril that UPSTART just stops them. forever. I have found the COUNT and INTERVAL controls for ...
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What to do when Ctrl-C won't kill running job?

Sometimes, processes ignore the SIGINT signal sent by Ctrl-C in Bash. For instance, man and vi. Assuming you don't want to google or read the manual on how to exit the running process, is there any ...
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stop program from terminal if running for more than x seconds

so by typing /.blabla I launch the program blabla. Is there a way, from the terminal, to stop (i.e. equivalent of ctrl+c) blabla has been running for more than x secs? (I'm trying to test a ...