Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

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Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by chroma601 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:16 am

This morning Firefox got frozen on a script. I was wondering if there was a way to kill a frozen program like Windoze Task Mangler. After a short time Firefox recovered on its own. But just in case,,,

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Post by Zalbor » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:18 am

It depends on the desktop environment, which one are you using (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE etc)?
You can generally do it from the console with "killall [program name]".
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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by Pilosopong Tasyo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:20 am

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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by coffee412 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:30 am

Normally, What I do is open a term window and issue a 'ps -A' to see the processes running and then do a Killall -9 <application>.

So, If firefox stalls, I issue a 'killall -9 firefox'

Just seems easier for me.

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Post by Lingula » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:01 pm

+1
Open terminal, run top, ps -A, and killall for the problem process all together much faster than Windows task manager on my hardware.

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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by austin.texas » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:07 pm

There is also a Kill applet available in Cinnamon System Settings > Applets
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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by DataMan » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:57 pm

There's also a panel app in MATE. Sorry I can't give specifics as I'm on my corporate Windoz right now :cry: .

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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by chroma601 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:09 am

Thanks for the great info! I'm using MATE, and except for the rare hiccup, it's running really well on my old laptop, I am considering converting my Win 7 desktop to Cinnamon when the next LTR comes out, but am wondering about all my Windows programs I've accumulated, such as Photoshop. I like GIMP but I'm so used to PS. Also, the propietary Linux driver for my printer doesn't show the ink levels or recognize the scanner. Still, Linux is a better overall computing experience.

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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by jahid » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:00 am

system monitor is task manager
you can use 'force close' applet
or type 'xkill' in terminal and click on any window to close it.
or type 'killall program_name' to kill program_name.
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Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Post by Pierre » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:02 am

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Post by Zalbor » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:56 am

There is also "top" in the command line.

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