Waiting for jockey-backend to exit

In my computer, when i am trying update the softwares source it says “Waiting for jockey-backend to exit”.

I try to search this term i got the solution.

Problem: While Updating Packages,
i) Getting “Waiting for jockey-backend to exit” in Update Manager. &
ii) Getting “Unable to get exclusive lock” , while updating using apt-get update
iii) Updating Cache problem

What is jockey-backend ?

Jockey is a tool for installing third-party hardware drivers.

Jockey provides the infrastructure and the user interface for finding and installing third-party drivers which are applicable to the computer. This includes drivers which are added or updated after the release of a distribution, or drivers which cannot be included into the distribution for various reasons (CD space limitation, licensing problems, etc.).

Solution :
You only need jockey for enabling restricted drivers, afterwards you can safely disable it.

Open Terminal and type following commands:

1) To get into root mode

sudo -i

2) To check the process id of jockey

ps -e | grep jockey

In mycomputer the Output: 1783 pts/0 00:00:00 jockey

remember the process id(1783)

3)Type the following to stop/kill the process

sudo kill -9 [process_id]
sudo kill -9 1783

With Regards,
S. Praveen


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