Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

mp3

Posted on 2000-04-22
4
Medium Priority
?
287 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I faced a problem with mp3 !!! That is:
   I double click the mp3 icon, and it will play the music automatically without any multimedia program activate, how can I stop the music/mp3 ?
0
Comment
Question by:ahchong
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:shivers
ID: 2740650
Something must have loaded in order to the PC to be able to decode and play the MP3 file - you could try using a "ps fax" command from the shell to try and work out what - then kill it to stop the sound.

You could even write a script to do this when you click a particular icon (I'm not sure how though).
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
garisoain earned 20 total points
ID: 2741276
look at the properties of the icon you use to start the music, in the "execute" box you will see the name of the program... then open a xterm, and type the following command line:
"killall -9 <the_name_of_the_program>"
music must stop...
I recommend U to download the "XMMS" program in order to play your MP3 with more freedom...
0
 

Author Comment

by:ahchong
ID: 2741401
what is the use of -9 ?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:garisoain
ID: 2751691
is the kill signal to STOP the procedure...
it's like alt-f4 in windows....
or clicking at the "X" on the right-top corner of the window...
"killall" is the command to send a signal to ALL process with a specific name... instead of  "kill -signal PID", where PID is the number of the process running...
also try the online manual:
man kill
man killall
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

I have written articles previously comparing SARDU and YUMI.  I also included a couple of lines about Easy2boot (easy2boot.com).  I have now been using, and enjoying easy2boot as my sole multiboot utility for some years and realize that it deserves …
Cron is one of the most popular and basic utilities found on Unix systems. Combined with other tools, cron makes it exceptionally easy to automate a broad range of tasks on your server.
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

595 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question