Subject: Re: mplayer leaves processes behind after exit
To: Peter Bex <>
From: David W. Talmage <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/04/2006 16:54:16
On Monday 04 September 2006 2:02 pm, Peter Bex wrote:
> 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
>> ...
> ...
> 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.

Thanks.  It helps.  Thanks also to Geert Hendrickx, who sent me the same 
observation about multimedia/mplayer-plugin-seamonkey.

It's not konqueror's fault.  I tried running kmplayer alone and discovered 
that it leaves the mplayer processes after it exits.

kmplayer doesn't leave a process behind if it uses the xine back end.

I filed a bug report for kmplayer with the mplayer back end: