Killing misbehaving programs and processes

Note: This is a straight up rip of the tutorial of the same name from the Beginner’s Linux series on my personal blog (on my personal site), but it’s content is eminently suitable for FOSSwire readers, so I’ve re-posted it here. Enjoy!

Beginner's Linux

It's time for another quick Beginner's Linux!

I'd love to say it doesn't happen on Linux, but very rarely it does ...

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Diagnosing problems with dmesg and /var/log/messages

When you're having hardware problems, or just trying to work out why something's not working under Linux, or any Unix-like operating system, logs can be invaluable sources of information.

Specific applications (like the Apache web server, for example) will often keep their own log files, but there are also system-wide logs that can help you as a power user or an administrator to track down issues.

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Installing Google Earth for Linux

Google Earth is an absolutely brilliant application for exploring the earth. In case you haven't seen it or used it, it allows you to zoom around and look at a virtual earth, based on Google's satellite pictures.

You can see these satellite pictures using the web-based Google Maps, but sometimes you might want the better 3D experience of being able to explore using a desktop application.

Thankfully, the ...

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