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I'm running Mountain Lions built in Apache2 server. I have started the server and I can see the web pages but I can't see any httpd process in the Activity Monitor. Same goes for MySQL. I can't see mysqld process in it either.

I used MAMP before and those processes where shown in the Activity Monitor.

I can run the following command in terminal to list all processes in a text file. httpd and mysqld processes are showing up there.

ps -A > process.txt

Why the Activity Monitor is not showing these processes?

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Choose All Processes form the dropdown in Activity Monitor. – jiv-e Aug 15 '12 at 9:36

In Activity Monitor there is a dropdown menu in the top of the window. My Processes was selected. Changing it to All Processes solved the issue.

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