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why am i oftening finding my cursor dieing (i still can move it, but i cannot click on anything), programs freezing or shutting down, freezing in screensaver, etc. my suse 9 pro is a fresh install i dunno why these things r happening.
also right now my video player kaffeine is frozen.. like i click on the exit button but nothing happens, it doesn't close, and doesn't play things. i dun think its responding.
u know how in windows, u can press control + alt +delted to terminate a frozen program? how do i do that in linux?
One way you can do this is to open up a new terminal (ctl, alt & function key), log in as root, view process with top, and kill the offending ones (x-server if your x session has bombed?) You can then log out, and switch back to original terminal (again woth ctl, alt & function key)
ie. processes listed under top are listed with numerical identifier. If process is numbered 2034, kill it with
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
yeah... don't blame linux, it's probably one of the programs you are running that's meddling things up.... i'd try running the programs you use one at a time until you get the results, then find a substitute for that program, or at the verry least try to reinstall it... or perhaps you are trying to run too much for your machine to handle....
Don't know about your distro but with mine pressing the control+alt+esc keys turns my mouse into a skull and crossbones, I position it over an app that needs killed and right click or press enter and it kills the app.
Of course that wont help with a process that doesn't have something showing on the desktop but at time its convenient.
when i go into terminal, and type xkill, i get that skull thing and if i click on anyprogram it gets terminated.
is tehre anyway i can make it into the shortcut key like control+alt +del or soemthing? so its faster and i won't have to go in terminal each time and type it
edit: i got it
Last edited by santasballz; 02-24-2004 at 08:12 PM.