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Old 08-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
rohitraj_iit
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linux freezes


i am new to linux.my linux hangs ifever i do something stupid.ithought linux didn,t freezes like windows
is there something in linux equivalent to task manager in windows
i know gnome systen monitor .but at that my mouse stops working.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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I had a Linux system that froze everytime it was very busy, but it turned out to be the motherboard. It wasn't the fault of any software.

You can try pressing CTRL-ALT-Backspace to try to shutdown the X window system, or CTRL-ALT-F1 to try to get to a text console.

Either way if you get to a text prompt and login as root, you may be able to shutdown and restart the display manager like this:
Code:
/etc/init.d/dm stop
/etc/init.d/dm start
 
Old 08-20-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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If you're just wanting to see what processes are running and perhaps kill one, use the top command in a terminal. Top displays the processes as well as the resources they are using.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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my linux hangs ifever i do something stupid
Like what are you doing? The only time linux has ever flat out frozen for me wasn't really a freeze, it was my video card insanely overheating and throttling itself and then shutting down the system.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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iwas searching for mnt folder
idid put /home/mnt in konquerer and it did freeze
once i left it idle for more than 10 min
when idid come screensaver was not leaving on mouse click
 
Old 08-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #6
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Could be bad hardware ... have you tried running memtest86 on the system? Also, what version of Linux are you running?
 
Old 08-20-2006, 01:56 PM   #7
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When mine freezes, both the keyboard and mouse are useless. There's nothing left to do but push the magic button. Worse, the logs have recorded no problem.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 02:15 PM   #8
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Does the hard-disk LED stay on solid?
What company made the motherboard?
Is the room hot?
 
Old 08-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #9
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my comp motherboard is intel 915gv chipset
i have installed mandriva 2006 linux
no the room is not hot neither hard disk led stays solid

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