Sometimes a process (for example, a web browser or other application) running on your computer may hang, that is, stop running. This does not harm the system, though you may lose work you have done in the hung process since the last time you saved it. You can simply stop the process and restart it. Stopping a process is called ``killing'' it.
In most cases, you can kill a process using the SCOadmin Process Manager. See ``Controlling processes with the Process Manager'' for details. You can start the Process Manager from the SCOadmin window on the desktop. Click scoadmin on the SCO sub-panel.
In rare cases, the Process Manager may itself be hung. To kill a process without using the SCOadmin Process Manager:
If you cannot use the desktop, press <Ctrl><Alt><F2> to switch to a console window. Log in (using the same login name as you used to log in to the session which is now hung).
Replace login_name with your login name.
The name of the process is normally recognizable as the name of the application that has hung. For example, the following line represents the Netscape browser:
11014 ? 00:17:15 netscape-3.0.0The first element in this line (in this case, 11014) is the process identifier.
Replace process_id with the process identifier.