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Old 03-22-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
little_penguin
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Is there a CTRL ALT DEL alternative?


Is there a CTRL ALT DEL alternative for Linux, sometimes programs freeze up and I cant get roid of them, on windows we would obviously do the three fingered thing, is there a Linux version of this, it is a pain in the arse having to reboot every time this happens.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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fire up a console / terminal / TTY / whatever commandline tool you prefer to use, and do this:

There are two ways to kill a process (for eg. an app), kill by pid (proccess id) or via killall and the processes name..

Way one:
Code:
ps aux # look for the apps name and find its pid
kill -9 pid
Way two:
Code:
killall -9 app_name # the process name isnt allways the same as the app name, ps aux can help you find out the process name also..
Upon killing the process, the application dies.. the signal 9 doesnt leave any other choise for it, a tad like the windows shutting down of processes, but more powerful.. If you wana let the process a chance to close more peacefully, use the code 15 instead of 9
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:11 AM   #3
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The gui tool for that is accessed with the keys: Ctrl and Esc
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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The gui tool for that is accessed with the keys: Ctrl and Esc
True, but some processes can jam you up so bad that this wont work.. Then a TTY is your only friend ands knowing the kill kommands essential.. (:
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:31 AM   #5
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Great, okay, thanks for your help guys
 
  


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