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Not able to kill Mysql process

I was trying to uninstall mysql using sudo apt-get --purge remove mysql-server but getting following error E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: ...
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how can I see background process in Ubuntu? And kill unnessary processes?

In windiws by using Task manager we can see how many .exe files are runing. Also in command prompt we use tasklist command to see processes. In ubuntu how can I see all processes? and kill unwanted ...
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Process command Issue (PSBeginner Issue)

first of all sorry for this lame question ,after killing it is still runinng , i am a beginner , rohit@something:~$ ps PID TTY TIME CMD 4596 pts/1 00:00:02 bash 4618 pts/1 ...
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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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What command is the most effective for listing processes? [closed]

I've seen lots of developers use ps -ef to list processes and kill them (such as in ENCOM, devs of OS-12). However, there is also htop. A friend told me that it is only a wrapper around ps and ...
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/bin/kill -9 - 1 broken?

In the old days, you could just: $ /bin/kill -9 -1 to kill all processes of a given user (the one it's running as). It looks broken now (Ubuntu 14.04 at least): kill reports success (0 return ...
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How to kill proccess that spawns several java programs that each take a port

I have a program .sh that spawns several child proces like so: javac *.java rmiregistry 3300 & sleep 5 java Node 3300 3001 1 & sleep 1 java Node 3300 3002 1 & sleep 1 java Node 3300 ...
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Why is kill command not working on Openshot?

I am using OpenShot version 1.4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). Here is my system details: lsb_release -a: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Release: 14.04 ...
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How to Force Quit a not responding application? [duplicate]

VLC doesnt quit. How do I force quit the application?
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Kill all processes linked to a port

Kill all processes on port 3000. This is what is tried: ubuntu@111:~/chatapp$ sudo netstat -peanut|grep 3000 tcp6 0 0 :::3000 :::* LISTEN 0 ...
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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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Cheese wont die

Im trying to figure out a problem Im having with a motion server, and a given CCD camera, on /dev/video0 So, I had been viewing the camera stream using cheese. But now cheese has hung up, and wont ...
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System almost halted by backgrounded `yes` command

I recently ran: yes Pandas > WantBamboo & Though I didn't mean to put the & at the end... Something important then came up and I had to leave my computer for a couple of minutes, when I ...
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disable all netbeans modules?

How do I disable all Netbeans modules? thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ netbeans --list OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option PermSize=32m; support was removed in 8.0 ^C ...
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launch xkill from icon?

While alt-F2 will allow me to launch xkill, how do I add an icon for that in the dock? I'm not using the Gnome panel. Using Ubuntu unity, 15.10, wily
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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 a process in state “T” (Terminated)

this is a very specific question, I am sorry if there is a duplicate somewhere but I haven't been able to find it here or otherwise. In a server I have a process in state T (Terminated). I know I ...
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Some applications don't stop in Ubuntu 15.10

After installing Ubuntu 15.10 I've noticed that some applications don't really stop after you close them. It's the case of Ubuntu Tweak and qbittorrent. When you close them and try to open them again ...
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Kill process: SIGKILL does not work

There is a strange thing that never happened to me. kill -9 PID does not work. The process is still there. I tried also with htop -> F9 -> Enter but nothing. How can I resolve this problem? ...
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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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How to kill a process? [duplicate]

This is a very specific question, and I am sorry if there is a duplicate elsewhere: I have a script which uses while [true] and it is supposed to do a job every 10 minutes. Until now I used to kill ...
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Ubuntu: i can't kill some processes and Apache doesn't restart

I can't restart Apache: if i try to start it, the error is this: (98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80 no listening sockets available, shutting down ...
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Bash script kill not working [closed]

#name - name of killing process pidof name | kill Why it doesn't work?
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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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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 kill X server using a key combination? [duplicate]

Is there a way to kill the current X server using a keyboard combination? Is it possible to do so without having sudo permissions?
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Safe to kill a PID

Process Ids are generated in such a way that they're unique and tend to either increment, wrapping at some point, or be randomly generated, as far as I can tell. It seems there's a small but real ...
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Kinder / gentler / subtler equivalent alternative to killall (e.g. “endall”)?

How do I end all processes with the same name in a more gentle way than killall does? I don't want to interrupt the processes, but leave them time to properly quit. See also: How do I kill ...
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Why does killall (sometimes?) needs to be applied twice?

Why does killall (sometimes?) need to be applied twice? Here's an example where a "double" killall is needed to end the process. When and why does a process needed to be killed "twice"? What happens ...
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killing process on port does not work

i am trying to kill a process that is using port 8180 to find the process i did: sudo netstat -lpn |grep :8180 Then i got the following result: tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:8180 ...
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How to stop X server in Kubuntu 15.04?

In Kubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 I stop the X server with sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop but it don't works anymore. How to stop it, to install a graphic driver ?
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Killing other user's PID restarts gdm

When using advice provided here, listing users with who -u and then kill <PID-of-other-user" I succeed in killing that user, but it restarts my own gdm and puts me back at login screen. My ...
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When exiting Byobu, close all non-exited vim sessions

I have configured Byobu to open a dozen text files at startup: new-session -n memo /home/nico/bin/vim-my-memo.sh; new-window -n client1 /home/nico/bin/vim-client1.sh; [...] It works well, but ...
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What are the different htop kill signals?

I have recently started using htop, and I have been needing to kill processes, but when pressing F9 on the process, it has been giving me this list of options, I just chose the one which is selected ...
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Forcefullly kill a process in Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I forcefully stop a process in ubuntu, like we can do from task manager in ubuntu. look its not the same question as you indicate here. I want a feature in ubuntu 15 which is just same as task ...
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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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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Map 'close application' to mouse wheel click on XFCE panel

I like mousewheel clicking to close tab on firefox, great idea, and I'm now so used to it that I expect it to happen on XFCE panel applications. Which obviously it doesn't. Is there any way I can map ...
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Kill process tree using terminal?

Is there a way to kill a process tree using the terminal? By killing a process tree, I mean killing all descendants of a process along with the process it self. I tagged this question htop because I ...
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How to kill nc -k -l without restart?

I have a script running behind the screen which has a command nc -k -l 12345. Is there any workarounds I could kill this daemon without restarting the machine? Ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu Terminal: C program (or other solutions) to kill processes running on a specific port and start xampp [closed]

Can anyone help me? The program's objective is to kill the processes running on port 443 and to then start xampp automatically. What I've done: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> ...
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why i why i can't kill viber?

i cant kill viber process in terminal. $ pkill Viber or $ pgrep Viber 2849 $ kill 2849 or $ killall -v Viber Killed Viber(2849) with signal 15 not work ! but in System Monitor by ...
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How to kill a single thread from Terminal in Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and new here. I need to know this. How do I kill a single thread from Terminal in Ubuntu? I have mozilla opened and it has 45 threads. I want to kill one of it. I've already search ...
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Is ubuntu able to kill a process because of low memory and how to know it

Everything is in the title. I'm running a play framework and a redis process on my ubuntu 2GB RAM VPS but last night the 2 processes suddenly crashed without any log (which is weird because they ...
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Killing every root process over a certain pid

I want to kill every process that is root and not mine. Now there's: sudo pkill -u root But... Well, it kind of, I don't know, MAKES THE WHOLE COMPUTER TO CRASH. So, I need a way to kill every root ...
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Overheating causing applications to crash?

I am playing Cities Skylines on my Notebook. It's a Clevo W230ST. Specs: i7 4700MQ GTX 765M 8 Gig Ram Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nvidia 331 Driver. My questing is: Does some part of Ubuntu or ...
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How to forcequit/kill in Unity? [duplicate]

Im using Unity and some application is hanging up. A sub screen from the install printer program. As in I have no idea what program, window. In gnome, and mate, there is the force quit applet. I ...
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How to kill MySqlWorkBench process in Ubuntu?

I have installed Mysql Workbench on My machine (ubuntu 14.04 LTS) Lately this software is hanging alot. I want to kill the process I ran the command ps aux but I'm unable to find the Mysql ...
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Will “kill -SIGTERM” stop “tail -f”?

Just as the title says, Google gives me nothing and I can't test it on this server. The command as is follows: tail -f <file> | fgrep --line-buffered "string" | sed -u 's/stuff//g' >> ...
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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 ...