Subject: Re: mplayer leaves processes behind after exit
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@xs4all.nl>
Date: 09/04/2006 20:02:36
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On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 12:55:25PM -0400, David W. Talmage wrote:
> Has anyone here noticed that mplayer leaves behind processes after it exi=
> I notice it after playing videos with the embedded kmplayer in the konque=
> Is this a problem with mplayer in general or is it some quirk of my=20
I've never had this problem with mplayer, but I use it directly from xterm.
It may be that kmplayer and/or konqueror don't bother to wait() for
child processes, leaving zombies on the system.
Check if it's still there when you quit konqueror, and see
konqueror/kmplayer's bug database.
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experience much like composing poetry or music."
-- Donald Knuth
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