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Old 07-02-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Force Quit - Debian Etch


Does Debian Etch have a similar command as Windows' ctrl+alt+del ?

Iceweasel froze while trying to save an image. I couldn't access anything. Ie I couldn't open a terminal. Is there anyway to close Iceweasel without shutting everything down?

Also, is there an online library of commands for Debian (or Linux in general), for the terminal and GUI?

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Old 07-02-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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Try with ctrl+alt+backspace --> It will kill X-enviroment

There is a very basic list of commands for your terminal
http://www.ss64.com/bash/index.html

Hope this could help!
 
Old 07-04-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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ctrl-c can also work wonders, but if everything really is frozen, go with SlacUser's ctrl-alt-backspace suggestion - it's more extreme (kills all of X instead of one program), but it tends to work more when ctrl-c doesn't respond.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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Kill just the offending application


CTRL+ALT+F2
Login as root or user and su - to root.
pkill iceweasel
exit
CTRL+ALT+F7
to get back to gui



as far as reference goes.. this quick reference card may come in handy even though it's a bit outdated.. http://people.debian.org/~debacle/refcard/

More docs are here: http://www.debian.org/doc/

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