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How To Kill Unresponsive Applications In Ubuntu

How To Kill Unresponsive Applications In Ubuntu

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Sometime, We might come across the unresponsive applications in Ubuntu operating system. It’s really an irritating moment when the application which we are using hangs up.

In this post, We will show you some of the method to kill unresponsive applications in Ubuntu.

How To Kill Unresponsive Applications In Ubuntu

One of the method to kill unresponsive applications in Ubuntu is using the System Monitor tool. It can be considered as an Ubuntu’s Task Manager. You can kill, end, resume or stop processes on Ubuntu.

How To Kill Unresponsive Applications In Ubuntu

In the Processes tab of the System Monitor, you can select the specific process and you can kill it.

Another method to kill the unresponsive process in Ubuntu is by using the xkill utility.At first, You need to install it in your system. Run the following command to install xkill in Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install xorg-xkill

Now, You can run the xkill command as follows:

Start xkill

xkill is quite funny and interesting as you will see that your mouse pointer will change into an ‘x’ or a skull from it’s regular shape.

In order to kill unresponsive process, You can simply take the skull or x pointer to the unresponsive program and click it there to kill the unresponsive program

Another method to kill the unresponsive program is by using the kill, killall and pkill  commands.

You can get the details about the process by running following command:

$ top

You will see the list of processes along with it’s process id[PID]. Now you can kill the specific unresponsive program or process with kill command.

$ kill [PID]

Or, You can also use the pkill :

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$ pkill [ProcessName]

Or, Use the killall the instances of an application with the following command:

$ killall [ProcessName]

 



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