Stopping a Linux Process

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP THESE PROCESSES YOURSELF. If you must stop a process, see your System Administrator.

To kill a vectorize or render process in Linux:

1. Select the job to kill from the Vectorize/Render Queue window and click Delete.
2. As the root user, open a Linux shell and type the following command at the prompt: ps -fe. The shell window displays all the processes that are active at that moment.

3. Find the listing for the vectorizing or rendering process that you launched. There are two ID flags to look out for:
If you launched a vectorizing process, look for the process that lists the word Pix2vec -file fileLocation.
If you launched a rendering process, look for the process that lists the word Stage -job jobName -scene sceneName -version versionNumber.
4. Take note of the system number that identifies the process. In the example above, the system numbers appear in the box on the left.
5. Type the following command and replace <id number> with the system number you noted in the previous step: kill -9 <id number>

For example, if your process number is 5348 or 5353 (as it is in the example), you would type the following command to kill the process:

kill -9 5353: this command stops the vectorize process.
kill -9 5348: this command stops the rendering process.
6. Press [Enter] to launch the kill command.


If you kill a process, but do not delete the Job from the Vectorize or Render queue, the queue marks the entry as in error (Pending-E) and the entry stays in the queue. This is why it is important to remove the entry from the queue before you kill the process.