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webazoid 06-30-2004 08:27 AM

ctrl+alt+del for linux?
 
i have mdk 10. sometiems it just freezes. is there a ctr+alt+del equiv to select the frozen program and close it? thanks.

cck23 06-30-2004 09:10 AM

I found this out by luck (partly because I also use Max OsX).

CTRL-ESC - brings up a proces table where you can kill individual processes
CTRL-ALT-ESC - makes the cursur into a skill and cross bones where you can point at a rogue application and kill it

I wonder if there are more, must be.... :study: :study: :study: :study:


CK

kevinatkins 06-30-2004 09:35 AM

yep,

or you can do it the long-hand way: open a console window, type 'xkill' and point the skull and crossbones at the app you want to kill.

on the (very) rare occasions that the whole shebang freezes up, you can re-start the x server by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace - but in my experience this is seldom required.

cseg 06-30-2004 11:48 AM

X can be killed with CTRL-ALT-BackSpace. Try this first. Rebooting is not something that you normally have to do with Linux.

My /etc/inittab (Xandros) has these lines:
  • # What to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL is pressed.
    ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now
It seems to produce the desired behavior.

Genesee 06-30-2004 02:38 PM

or you can type "ps aux" in a console, then "kill PID" using the PID listed for that stalled process

tk31337 06-30-2004 02:47 PM

If you're using KDE, run kcontrol. Under "Accessibility" select "Keyboard Shortcuts". It should open to the "Shorcut Schemes" tab by default. Within that tab there's another tab group, which should open to "Global Shortcuts" by default. Scroll down that list to the "Desktop" section and selct "Show Taskmanager". There's a button below that you can click to bring up a dialog to change the keyboard shortcut associated with the "Show Taskmanager" action. Simply press "Ctrl+Alt+Del" and voila. Now next time you press Ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring up kpm :-). And of course you could always simply run "kpm" manually ;-P.

If you're using a different WM/DE, I'm sure you can use its config tool to change keyboard shortcut settings, and have that key sequence run gtop, or whatever floats your boat.

tbeehler 06-30-2004 03:54 PM

These are all great tips! I've been wondering about an equivalent myself lately. :) Kudos!

Travis

webazoid 06-30-2004 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tk31337
If you're using KDE, run kcontrol. Under "Accessibility" select "Keyboard Shortcuts". It should open to the "Shorcut Schemes" tab by default. Within that tab there's another tab group, which should open to "Global Shortcuts" by default. Scroll down that list to the "Desktop" section and selct "Show Taskmanager". There's a button below that you can click to bring up a dialog to change the keyboard shortcut associated with the "Show Taskmanager" action. Simply press "Ctrl+Alt+Del" and voila. Now next time you press Ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring up kpm :-). And of course you could always simply run "kpm" manually ;-P.

If you're using a different WM/DE, I'm sure you can use its config tool to change keyboard shortcut settings, and have that key sequence run gtop, or whatever floats your boat.

awesome tips u guys! on thing that i'll add is that under the configure menu, under the SHORTCUT SCHEMES, there's on option to set schems from windows, macos, etc. pretty neat. now alt+tab is back in action too!:D

FreakboY 06-30-2004 11:11 PM

using gnome you can "add to panel" ... Actions ... Force Quit...

i have it on my taskbar... just in case... i hardly use it!!

LavaDevil94 06-30-2004 11:19 PM

If you hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or F2 through 6), you'll be dropped to a virtual console where you can type commands to kill the bad app. To switch back to the GUI, hit Ctrl-Alt-F7.


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