VLC Can not turn off

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VLC Can not turn off

Post by danieljackson » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:48 am

I can not turn of VLC in Linux Mint, I have uninstalled vlc and it is still listed in system resources.

In System monitor it is using up most of the cpu procsesses by at least 80% or more.

In system monitor it saids it is sleeping but the cpu is showing at least 40% in use which is slowing down the computer.

I have used "End Process" and it has not stopped the process.

Please tell me how to fix this problem.

Thanks Daniel

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Re: VLC Can not turn off

Post by 67GTA » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:07 pm

You could try

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killall vlc
in a terminal. Or try

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ps -e | grep -i VLC
The first 4 numbers you should see is the process "ID" number. Then

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kill -9 <insert the number here>
If you have uninstalled vlc, a reboot should clear everything. It sounds like a memory leak.
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