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Updated Sun, 31 Jul 2022 05:23:02 GMT

Linux: cannot kill "Software & Updates" process


Trying to do a software update, the corresponding program "Software & Updates" got stuck during the cache refresh.

How can I kill such a process? I looked at all the running processes with su, but I cannot find one with a name similar to the one I am looking for.

The interaction with the GUI (KDE) does not allow me to close the dialog (option disabled).




Solution

xkill is likely to work here. Just run the xkill command in a terminal (which I assume you can do, since you mentioned trying su), then click on the "Software & Updates" window. xkill will forcibly close that window, which usually (but not always) triggers the underlying application to terminate.







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