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Re: [SLE] ID & Kill Endless Process?
  • From: "Neil Schneider" <pacneil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 01:34:13 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <44326.>

doc said:
> When I boot my SuSE 9 Pro notebook I get a terminal window into which I
> must type "kde" to continue.
> That spawns a second terminal window (nothing need be entered there) and
> the pc just boots into the desktop normally.
> When I look at the first terminal window I see a process that runs
> continuously/repeatedly "checkForMedia(): error accessing /dev/hdc"
> When I shut down I have to come back to that window and type "exit"
> if I want to shut down the notebook.
> Per a suggestion I have run "top" to look at what is running but I am
> uncertain how to read the output.
> Question 1: What telltale sign in all of the processes "top" is showing
> would indicate the "check media" process?

Check for fam and automount. One or both are watching your cdrom, to see
if you put in a disk. Then they mount the disk to /media/cdrom. Check the

> Question 2: What is most likely to be calling for the check media
> process and where might I find and delete it? (If in fact I want
> to delete ... perhaps I need to modify it?)

Neil Schneider pacneil_at_linuxgeek_dot_net
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