Aaron McDaid said:
> > My linux machine has been rebooted about 5 times
> > due to problems with X and various apps
>> I assume you're referring to a situation where you couldn't log out or stop
> X in a normal way
>> why? you shouldn't have to reboot because of that! if your window manager is
> hanging or whatever try Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. That'll kill X for you.
> It's also possible to restore some sanity by going back to the console
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 and messing about there (it's the same as Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 to
> swap virtual consoles if you aren't in X) . Such as SIGKILL the wm and
> restart it (this keeps your X-apps your running). But that's getting a bit
I have to agree with Shane on this one -- there are certainly occasions
when X will completely hang, and Ctrl-Alt-Backsapce and Ctrl-Alt-F1
have no effect.
Generally I pop over to another machine, telnet in, and kill Netscape
at that point -- because Netscape is always the culprit!
Sometimes a killall -9 X is the only thing that'll do it.
In terms of the video card getting so screwed that it requires a
full reboot to clear it -- that's happened too. generally it requires
some console gaming to really hose it, but it does happen.
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