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Fresh install of 12.04 Kernel panic

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. After the Ubuntu splash screen, the computer throws up this error: sr 2:0:1:0: [sr0] Unhandled error code Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted ...
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how to Create SIGQUIT as command in the command line?

I am a total noob in shell scripting. I am creating .sh file to make some multiple commands, but my problem is that the last command is an executable file that after excuting it stays open and the ...
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Stop Ubuntuone-syncdaemon from running in background automatically

Is there a way to stop ubuntuone-syncdaemon automatically (and all other Ubuntu One related processes) from running in the background after I quit the Ubuntu One app? Like when you quit Dropbox, it ...
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How can I reload the Unity to show changes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart Unity When I make changes to elements in Unity's launcher and the search-layer, like the icons, the changes are not reflected immediately. How can I kill ...
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How can I kill an application after a specific amount of time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically close application after custom time? I want to stop/kill my totem player after a specific amount of time. Can it be done?
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Suspending a process and resume after a system shutdown/reboot

Under Ubuntu you can suspend a process by kill -STOP [process ID] and resume by kill -CONT [process ID] But my question is, does this also work after a full system shutdown/reboot ? Will the ...
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How to kill compiz that won't die? [closed]

I believe the problem may be related to this question. I logged twice to guest account. The first time I've chosen unity and something went wrong. The other time I used gnome shell, it worked for a ...
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How do I kill processes in Ubuntu?

How do I kill all processes running by my own non-root account? I have some spinning smbd processes that I caused from my windows machine and so I telnetted into the linux server and I want to kill ...
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How to kill only if process is running?

Currently I use line like this in my sh script file: kill `ps aux | grep -F 'myServer' | grep -v -F 'grep' | awk '{ print $2 }'` But I wonder how to call it only if process (myServer here) is ...
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How to kill non-responsive GUI task under Unity?

I am searching for a newuser-friendly way to kill non-responsive GUI applications under Unity. I looked over the shoulder of a new Unity user who tried to use gscan2pdf - and gscan2pdf seems to be ...
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How do I kill a kernel thread? And do I really want to do so?

As I've learned from this question, [bracketed] processes listed by the ps aux command are kernel threads. So is there a way to kill them from the command line? If not, I guess the reason for that is ...
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Kill a process at startup

So I switched to Gnome Shell on my 11.10 install. One annoyance is that whenever I insert a removable drive, nautilus opens the drive and at the same time gnome shell displays its popup. I discovered ...
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Killing Subprocess in Ubuntu NOT the Parent?

I want to kill a process in Ubuntu. I have Java installed and Running JBOSS & Tomcat at background. I need to kill Tomcat after deployment but when I kill it JBOSS is going too. I had to use ...
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What is the difference between using System Monitor and Terminal to kill a process?

When I shutdown my minecraft it never closes all the way, I have looked for a solution but found none. After awhile I gave up and decided that I would manually kill it when I wanted to close it. If I ...
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Can i automatically kill any application that uses more than a certain percentage of the CPU and/or RAM?

What i need from my computer, now that it's summer at least, should never use a lot of resources - when applications do so it's because of some kind of bug or memory leak. Is there any way to ...
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How to get rid of Transmission zombie process? [closed]

Problem: I was downloading a file over Transmission when I noticed that the Transmission window was grayed out and not responding. On clicking it, Ubuntu (10.04) asked to force-close which I did. What ...
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Unable to kill process with 'kill -9' whose PPID=1 and using 100% of CPU?

Direct Question: Flash under firefox 4.0, npviewer.bin, in KUbuntu 10.04 was running at 100% and I couldn't kill it. I tried: sudo kill -9 12996 sudo kill -15 12996 I logged in as root and ran ...
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How can I find out, which jar-files java is currently running (and their PIDs)?

I have a .jar file which is notorious for malfunctions. When a malfunction occurs, only a restart helps. I have a way to detect that malfunctions (reading the log-file of said .jar) So I want to write ...
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How to kill the ubuntuone daemon?

The ubuntuone daemon is eating 100% of my CPU. I contacted the ubuntuone support but while they are looking for a solution, I'd like to kill it so it doesn't disturb my work. I can't kill -9 it, as ...
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When piping input from one program to another, what happens to the original program if the program receiving output is killed?

I am piping the output of a program like this using bash: program1 | program2 If program2 is killed somehow (in my case by a PHP fatal error), what happens to the instance of program1?
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Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot?

Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot? Here is how it happened: I want to download a 12GB file using torrent. After adding the .torrent file, transmission turned into a zombie ...
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How can I recover from a frozen app when connecting over VNC

I have a htpc running 10.10. It has no keyboard or mouse attached, so I connect over vnc for administration and manual tasks. This usually works fine but every so often an app running in fullscreen ...
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How to kill applications

I have been playing around with Ubuntu installing new themes and and docks. Sometimes during the installation, whole screen just hangs. What is the best way in Ubuntu to Kill a process/application? ...