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Task Manager

Postby jerrybee on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:27 pm

How do I bring up Task Manager if a program has frozen the system? Someone suggested the Ctrl-Esc key combo, but that doesn't work.
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Re: Task Manager

Postby fwc on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:01 am

The system monitor is probably what you are looking for. There is a list of processes and the fastest way to open it, is by opening GnomeDo and typing system monitor until it comes up. Otherwise its in the menu or you can put it in your taskbar. hope this helps.
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Re: Task Manager

Postby newW2 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:56 am

You can also add Force Quit and System Monitor to the gnome panel. Right click on the panel -> add to panel -> scroll down select and then add them. The system monitor will show activity and if you click on it the system monitor will launch in its own window. Clicking force quit icon then on the offending window as well. Also the system monitor will show the ID for the process and you can open a terminal window and enter kill ID number return. For example:
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kill 6622
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Re: Task Manager

Postby jerrybee on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:52 am

Thanks for the responses. I've added System Monitor and Force Quit to the panel, and will give them a try. But when I said the system was frozen, that meant the cursor movement was erratic and slow to respond and responded in jumps, and when I was finally able to get it to the quit X symbol in the upper right of the window, and clicked on the X, nothing happened. So I'm not sure that I can get the cursor to move to the Force Quit icon in the panel and that clicking on it would cause any response. Having said all that, I appreciate the help and will give it the old college try in a few minutes.
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Re: Task Manager

Postby jerrybee on Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:24 am

No joy :( . I was able to get the cursor to the Force Quit icon, clicked on it, got the window saying to click on a window to force the application to quit, but at that point the cursor was completely frozen and wouldn't move to enable me to follow the instructions. So am again forced to hit the Reset button and re-boot to get things working again, which is what I was having to do before and really don't like to do.
One thing that may be complicating things is that the offending program is a Windows program running under Wine. And to make things even crazier is that I've tried the same thing within that program that causes it to lock up in Mint, I've tried it in Ubuntu 9.04 and PCLinuxOS 2009.1 and the program operates normally and doesn't lock up !!!!
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Re: Task Manager

Postby bharani on Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:59 am

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