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Re: F11: kill -9 doesn't work



On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 10:32 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:23:46AM -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:01:50 +0100
> > Terry Barnaby wrote:
> > 
> > > I know 3D is horribly broken in F11 :( as well as many other things,
> > > but I would have thought that kill -9 should still work ...
> > 
> > Not if it is stuck inside the kernel, kill -9 only kills things
> > as they come out of the kernel.
> 
> And since the OP indicated he was using the ATI driver, I'd say this
> might be a classic case study in why proprietary, closed-source
> drivers are bad from the user's perspective too, not just the
> distro's.

Unfortunately a similar situation with the Intel driver is getting no
attention whatsoever. See my reply elsewhere on this thread.

poc



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