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Oct
15
comment How can I kill a <defunct> process whose parent is init?
This happens to me somewhat regularly on Ubuntu 11.04, like maybe once or twice a month on average. It is especially a problem when other processes find the zombie process and try using it. Two common examples that come to mind are the Google Talk Plugin and ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Their zombie processes somehow end up as child of init and I am unable to use things like G+ Hangouts or many Android development features until rebooting. I guess I just need to let go of GNOME 2 and upgrade (yes, I tried MATE & many others, nothing beats good old GNOME 2, yet).
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15
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