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Old 02-26-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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Shutdown Properly-Computer Hangs


Using Fedora 10 and for the first time in the two months I've been using Linux I got a program hang and no clicking, alt-ctrl-del would help. It was Event Viewer Okular. So what is the proper procedure when program hangs? I ended up hitting the shutdown button but that doesn't seem right with all the programs running in the back ground..Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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if you are able to open an xterm do so.

else hold down ctrl-alt-f2 and do:
ps auxw | grep whatever-progarm
kill whatever-pid-that-is-returned
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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You could try alt+ctrl+backspace (not del) to restart x if that doesn't work try alt+ctrl+F1 which should bring you to the running shell and you can then hit ctrl+c to stop the program (which is basically just restarting x and any programs running in it). If all else fails try this.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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If its just a program thats hanging..and your using gnome..you can put a "force quit" icon on task bar...I have one right next to my volume
 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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can you walk me thru the force quit...are you talking about shell commands are is it a program...I can do the shell commands but have no idea how I would put that in the taskbar..I didn't know how to get to
 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:24 PM   #6
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sorry I HATE touchpad...the shell to enter any commands while the program was hung up
 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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the command would be xkill, which when launched will present you with a mouse pointer that looks like a skull and crossbones, then simply click somewhere in the crashed window to kill it
if you know how to create icons on the gnome desktop that point to applications, just add one that points to xkill and then add that icon to your taskbar
i believe the term for that icon is 'program launcher' or something

Last edited by frieza; 02-26-2009 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 06:47 PM   #8
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if hes using gnome..its called force quit.its a little icon like a ripped piece of paper
 
Old 02-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #9
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Yes I am a gnome lover..KDE just don't do it for me for some reason..thanks guys..
 
  


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