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1answer
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In System monitor what is the difference between Kill Process and End Process

When I want to kill a process via System Monitor I am presented with 2 quick ways, Kill Process and End Process. What is the difference between this two?
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1answer
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Ubuntu 11.10- Conky (Need help w/ config)

I'm still new to ubuntu, I just downloaded "Conky" from the command line. I found some really cool script online, but I don't how to edit Conky and copy and paste the script. Thanks, -Vince
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1answer
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What is 'Getty'? I noticed there is 6 occurences of it in my System Monitor

I'm just curious what 'Getty' is and what it does. The past few days I have noticed that there is always at least 6 instances of it in System Monitor each using about 640KiB memory and status says ...
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2answers
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What might be causing momentary system freezes?

I just built a new PC with pretty solid specs, at least, more robust than most I've built in the past. It's got a six-core AMD processor, 600watt power supply, 8GB RAM, etc. I loaded up a fresh ...
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1answer
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Why does Gnome System monitor never tell me what process is actually using the CPU?

I have an applet in my Gnome Panel which shows me the current load of my CPU. This is important on my laptop because it's a slightly older machine, and so knowing when I should let it finish one task ...
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3answers
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How can I change the OS name from Ubuntu to something else?

I want that applications like System Monitor and Conky display the name MYOS instead of Ubuntu 11.10. Also, I want lsb_release -a and etc. to show MYOS only.
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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...