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Old 02-27-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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freezing


often when i use yast on suse my computer just freezes...
anyway, i can go alt+f2 to go into that black screen place, i was wondering if maybe doing something there could unfreeze my computer?

i was thinking maybe to stop X from that black screen and then restarting it with 'startx'? would this work? how can i terminate X, whats the command? and is there another way (better way) of unfreezing my computer?

edit: problem is if i shut down X then i will lose my unsaved work.. so is there an alternative? if not how do i shut down X?

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Old 02-28-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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is my question too confusing, or do u guyz just hate me? (j/k )
 
Old 02-28-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
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when you are in virtual terminal 1 (the black screen) type

ps -A | more

This will show you all the processes on your computer.

find yast in the list and note the process ID

then at the terminal prompt type

kill 3454

replacing 3454 with the product ID of Yast

-JACK
 
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If you are terminating a program use "kill -9 PID#".

A way to unfreeze a computer is to put it under some heat lamps. This should unfreeze the computer.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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Quote:
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If you are terminating a program use "kill -9 PID#".

A way to unfreeze a computer is to put it under some heat lamps. This should unfreeze the computer.
ok, thx do u know if there is a site that lists all these kinda killing process commands or recovering from freeze commands?

and i shall try the thing with the heat lamps, i think it'll work great
 
  


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