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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
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  • 13% (27)
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Is there a task manager, equivalent to the one found in Windows? It would greatly help in my endeavor to kill off unnecessary apps running in the background.

Also, what about a something like MSCONFIG?
    
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Try running top in the terminal. Or download htop for a bit more friendly layout.

And if you're using Ubuntu or most other DE's, they normally come with similar programs. I don't use them myself so I can't think of the names off the top of my head.
Edited by Shrak - 12/21/12 at 10:40am
post #813 of 4043
I voted xterm because I like standards. Here's hoping to more systemd proliferation as well smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post

Is there a task manager, equivalent to the one found in Windows? It would greatly help in my endeavor to kill off unnecessary apps running in the background.

Also, what about a something like MSCONFIG?

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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Try running top in the terminal. Or download htop for a bit more friendly layout.

And if you're using Ubuntu or most other DE's, they normally come with similar programs. I don't use them myself so I can't think of the names off the top of my head.


gnome-system-monitor
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gnome-system-monitor

Thank you, sir. biggrin.gif

Now to figure out how to use it. Haha.
    
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post #816 of 4043
or you can use

kill [process name]

or killall [process name]
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or you can use
kill [process name]
or killall [process name]
I also found xkill .
post #818 of 4043
Quote:
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or you can use
kill [process name]
or killall [process name]

You can't use kill like that. It expects the pid of the process. You can find it using ps. Or just use killall.
post #819 of 4043
Sorry for taking so long to get back to the little topic I started...redface.gif but thanks guys for reaffirming everything I had read. I was just surprised because the battery in my Acer was dying faster than any battery I had used before in a laptop even though I had rarely done the full 100% charge thing. Pissed about them making the case cover the battery and therefore making it annoying to remove it. Damn smart business strategy though to get people to buy either new laptops or batteries more often though.

@legoman: There should be a key combo for each DE that will pull up their version of a task manager and I think they might even coincide with the windows one of Ctrl+shift+escape but you'll need to check. Of course the kill commands are always good to know.
     
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So I got a new laptop recently, A lenovo Ideapad u410. Pretty nice. I have linux mint 14 on it for the time being, and I'm getting a nice 5.5 hours on the battery, so I'm pretty excited. biggrin.gif
Other then that, working on the new Adonis Linux beta; been doing some coding to add some new features and polish.
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