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When I am searching for a website and can not find it the pc freezes and does not respond to anything.I have to turn it off with the on button.
Is there any keyboard shortcut for ubuntu that ctr-alt-delete does in windows?
ctr-alt-esc doesn't work, ctr-alt-backsp. does sometimes
Thanks for the answers. The ctr-alt-esc does not do anything, the ctr-alt-backspace does work sometime, not always, but it reboots the pc. When I use it the coursor does not turn to scall and crossbone. If it freezes most of the time have to use the power button to restart.
The PC is few years old compaq evo, p4, 1.5ghz, with only 256mb of ram.
It used to work well with dual boot windows xp pro and ubuntu 7.04. It does not have video card but I am not using desktop effects so should be no problem with that. Using it only to surf on the net.
I am running Ubuntu 7.10, but may try to go back to 7.4 and see how it works with that.
If it's a terminal application: Ctrl + Z to suspend, Ctrl + C to kill. If not, run ps ax in a terminal, locate the application that you need to kill, take note of its ID and then do sudo kill [ID_number]. There is also a panel applet that should be able to do this but I haven't verified whether it is any good.
ctrl-alt-esc is dangerous if used improperly. It can shutdown everything you need to get out, like your desktop and taskbar.
ctrl-Q shuts down the current window, and is a safer bet.
The most useful one (For me, as I use Slackware ^^) is ctrl-alt-backspace. It shuts down the X sever, but doesn't reboot. It does look a lot like rebooting with the screen blanking out, but thank goodness it isn't.
It's the closest you can get to ctrl-alt-del on linux without using your terminal.