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directory locked

I have been trying to install virtualbox using this command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox.qt But I am getting this error: E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ I have been ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not responding

I'm running multiple process simultaneously and then the system not responding. Not even showing the 'Force Quit' dialog. What I'm doing is switching to TTY to reboot the system, or to execute kill -9 ...
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How do I enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, there's still a need to kill the XServer from time to time. Since upgrading to Raring ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled and I can't find this option in the keyboard settings any-more: ...
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How do you monitor the progress of dd?

dd is a wonder allowing you to duplicate a hard drive to another, completely zero a hard drive, etc. But once you launch a dd command, there's nothing to tell you of it's progress. It just sits there ...
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What process of Google Chrome to kill to close window from terminal?

Google Chrome usually has 8 to 9 processes running, even though only one window is open. Which one of these processes do I kill to safely close the Google Chrome window? Here is my ps -Af | grep ...
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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? ...
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Kill a process of a user Whose username start with a particular prefix?

I want kill specified process of all users in my ubuntu whose username sytarting with 'cs' and 'ec'
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pkill not killing

I have a Script named PirateRadio.py That I am writing a script for. I need to kill and reload the script. Possibly with the same PID. I thought SIGHUP was a sure thing. when i run #pkill -1 ...
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What is <defunct> for a process and why it doesn't get killed?

The chrome browser was not responsive and I tried to kill it, but instead of disappearing the process had <defunct> at its right, and didn't got killed: What is <defunct> for a process ...
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Oneliner command to use kill given tcp port number instead of PID?

I often do e.g. sudo netstat -lpn |grep :8088 view the output tcp6 0 0 :::8088 :::* LISTEN 11189/java and then sudo kill -kill 11189 I'd ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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How to close all wifi password message windows at once?

I keep my computer on at night. During this time the router stops and starts multiple times. I have checked connect automatically to the connection. When I see the computer in the morning, I have the ...
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Docky not showing up in the task manager?

Docky is frozen, but I can't find it in the task manager. How do I kill it?
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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Kill -9 process I'd is failing

I upgraded from version 13 to the latest 13.10 and I am trying to kill my freeradius process. After killing the process somehow the process is being restarted and not allowing me to kill the process. ...
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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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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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Skype Freezes Sporadically

I've been having the problem ever since I started using Skype on Ubuntu, some two years ago. I'm always thinking that they will fix it with the next update, but no. From time to time, it will randomly ...
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starting and killing evince process in a loop

I have certain PDF files. I want to inspect each of them for 20 seconds. The way I was trying to do that is like following: for file in *.pdf; do echo $file; evince $file; sleep 20s; killall evince; ...
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How to stop/kill “usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport”

I have this process "usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport" I cannot kill it by PID as the PID is changing to fast as the process keep restarting.
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I can't kill a port process

I'm doing in Ubuntu 12 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ lsof -t -i:3000 4469 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ kill 4469 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ lsof -t -i:3000 4469 What did I do wrong?
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Kill processes from another user

I have set up Ubuntu server as a VM, and think I've installed vnc on it; However, I have been trying for a while. When I couldn't connect using the vnc from any other machine, on both the same lan ...
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Killing a Plesk 11.5 backup process in Ubuntu

I want to kill a backup process initiated by Plesk in Ubuntu but don't know which processes safely can be killed: ps aux | grep backup root 20505 0.0 0.0 4392 604 ? Ss 01:43 ...
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Can I found out that somebody killed my process?

I have a script that I start in the background. Few hours later, process is not running anymore. Is there any way to find out that somebody killed my process and that it didn't die by itself? Thanks ...
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Not able to kill a task using kill -9

I am trying to kill a process sublime_text using the kill -9 command. But the process is still there and so I am not able to open another instance of it. root@alwin-linux:~# ps aux|grep subl ...
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Killing tor causes all the present and future windows to loose the frames

Almost, every time if sudo pkill -f tor which runs as root on startup. I loose all the frames(frameless) of my current and future windows. And I have noticed the Ubuntu tends to behave strangely(can't ...
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kill sudo with specific time every time

we all know that in Ubuntu sudo password will be auto saved for 15 minutes and expires after that. But I want to make it for quick expire. I mean I dont want to change any settings and when I ever I ...
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How to empty the queue of pending notifications?

I have an application that went completely crazy and sent (it seems like) hundreds of notifications to the notification daemon. Now I've been getting notification bubbles for the last few minutes and ...
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Unable to login after using kill -9 -1 [closed]

I was using my Ubuntu when suddenly, probably due to a lot of processes running, it stopped working. So I did Ctrl+Alt+F1, and then searched for a command to kill the process which was causing all the ...
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Automatically kill Chrome processes that exceed RAM limits

I've sought advice from similar threads here, and I'm either not reading them correctly, or my brain is currently fried. My Prior Reading: Automatically kill a process if it exceeds a given amount ...
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Ubuntu freezes after opened any application

I just install Ubuntu 13.04 on my built computer and after logging into the system and open any application such as Firefox, Files, or any from LibreOffice everything get frozen. I just see the ...
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How does usermod determine that a user is logged in?

I simply wanted to change the location of the home directory, so I followed these instructions: usermod -d /path_to_new_dir a_user However, Ubuntu 12.04 responds: usermod: user a_user is currently ...
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Why does this 'kill' command log me out of the computer?

The following command signs me out (do not run this command): kill -9 -1 I don't understand why. Can someone explain this to me?
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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 happens: I wanted to download a 12GB torrent.After adding the .torrent file, transmission turned into a zombie process.I tried ...
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How can I start a process with a different name?

Basically I want to dynamically start some processes which may create their own children processes, also I want to kill a certain group of processes I just created whenever I want. One way I could ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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How to stop killing browser by terminal

I am using Ubuntu. my friend is killing my browser from his ubuntu machine using terminal. He knows my password. Do let me know any way to stop this killing process. I know that changing the password ...
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(s)mplayer with smb sometimes hangs, can't be killed, only reboot works

I'm using a raspberry pi as a NAS, serving video over SMB (sshfs made it skip too much, NFS I never got working). I prefer to watch movies with smplayer, from my Xubuntu laptop (opening the smb share ...
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Kill all processes except the one running the script

I have a aim of killing all processes (Using killall -u myuser) and then restart some processes. The problem is when the script reaches killall -u myuser it just terminates. How can I terminate ...
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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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Shell script to -9 kill based on name

Is there a way (perhaps a script) how to automate this process: petr@sova:~$ ps -ef | grep middleman petr 18445 2312 1 12:06 pts/2 00:00:01 /home/petr/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p362/bin/middleman ...
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Package jamming up software center

I tried to install some fonts via software center. Specifically ttf-mscorefonts-installer. It has been spinning - applying changes - for 25 minutes. Is this OK? If not - how do I kill it without ...
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Kill a cron job from cron

I want to start the ubuntu update at night because internet is free at that time. and then kill the process in order to ensure that it does not download anything after 7:00 AM. Is there any way to ...
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Killing processes from Java

I have created a Java application that can start processes and capture their PIDs so that the application can monitor the process. The user may later choose to kill the whole process tree (session). ...
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killall doesn't kill all and rarely kills, what is the command for then?

I occasionally use the killall command to kill processes. The reason why I say ocassionally is that in some cases it hasn't worked for me. A recent example was with thunderbird where there were about ...
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Limiting physical memory of specifc process [duplicate]

Performing research, I am interested in limitting the Physical Memory per specific process. My requirements: Limit physical memory consumption for specific program In case of crossing limitation - ...
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How to force any program to close?

Sometimes programs tell me I can't start it because there is already another instance of it running. Best example would be Firefox and Chromium, but this problem accounts for many applications. I ...
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How to kill applications like on Windows?

I looked it up on google but I didn't find anything helpful. Anyway, I was playing Crysis 2 (with PlayOnLinux) and the game crashed, but I could't kill the process, I tried Ctrl+Alt+T but nothing but ...
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How to add the kill button in xfce4-panel 4.10.0 of Xubuntu 12.10?

When I was using Gnome 2, I had the option of add a kill button on the panel, but on xfce4-panel 4.10.0 this button is not an option, I think it's necessary add it manually, creating a new luncher. ...
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Kill Java processes

I'm working on a computationally heavy code that - for now - crashes a lot, but I'm still working on it :) When it crashes, I can't close the GUI window; I have to open a shell and kill -9 the ...