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Title: MainThread unfamiliar process suddenly showing up 18.04
ID: /2020/08/06/MainThread-unfamiliar-process-suddenly-showing-up-18.04
Created: August 6, 2020
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In addition to other answers there is a problem I encountered killing Firefox.

Previously I could usesudo killall firefox. Now that has no effect and pgrep firefox finds nothing.

For me to kill an unresponsive Firefox session I now need to use:

sudo killall /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Note above problem isn’t limited to Ubuntu 18.04 as I’m using Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS.

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