From: Jeremy Smyth (JSmyth at domain Saleslan.com)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2000 - 15:35:22 GMT
My console (read Kbd, Mouse, Monitor) hangs REPEATEDLY due to some prob with
LICQ 0.71. I have since discovered the way out is to telnet from another
box, su, reboot, where it hangs killing gpm. After manually killing that, it
reboots merrily. Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't even work from the local machine.
Nothing on the screen changes throughout the shutdown process until the
'Course, doesn't work if you don't have another box on the network :-)
From: Aaron McDaid [mailto:Aaron.McDaid at domain compaq.com]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 3:24 PM
To: Ilug (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Have you had your daily dose of reality?
> 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
If neither of these is working only then should you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del or god
forbid hit the reset button.
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