Quick Tips for LINUX CRASH/HANG
Have you got bored when your most stable OS crashed in front of your eyes and have to press reset button and lose all the data you are working with.
There's a way to get around of this problem =>
(works only if XServer,KDE,GENOME or similar crash, haven't tried in kernel crash! may work)
Hold on the following key combination :
CTRL+ALT+F1 or CTRL+ALT+Fn (n = as you wish , 1,2,3,..11)
you will be prompted by similar (may not be same) screen (textual/console) :=
Red Hat Linux (188.8.131.522smp)
give your username and password , (eg root,xyz)
if above information is correct then you will be prompted as
[username xxxxx ~]#
"shutdown -h now" to shutdown the pc
"shutdown -r now" to restart the pc
Don't worry all data will be saved (if autosave feature is enabled) and system will shutdown /restart as normal with out any data loss.
you can see the shutdown progress. ENJOY