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I get into situations where the Linux GUI (usually KDE) freezes and I can't do anything via the GUI.

In such situations, it would be nice to kill tasks one at a time in an effort to unfreeze KDE (on the assumption that the freeze is due to lack of memory and/or swap space).

I can attempt this using top or ps -Al (as root) to see which tasks are open and then selectively kill some. Unfortunately, many (if not all) of the kde tasks are simply identified as kdeinit -- it would be much better if top, ps -Al, or some other utility could tell me what each pid is being used for (by application and URL or filename, at least) -- then I could kill tasks based on their importance (or recoverability).

I will work towards reporting this on kde (bugzilla) as an RFE.

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  • () RandyKramer - 03 Feb 2003
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