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psyklops 04-23-2002 02:16 AM

ctrl, alt, del in Linux
I find the "darling" of the open source world to be crashing on me frequently. Im running a vanilla install of RH 7.2. It seems slow and sluggish compared to my windows 98 2nd ed...

But that aside, is there a clrt, alt del, function in linux when an application bugs out and freezes my desktop? I dont like cold booting from the power button...:mad:

In all fairness it may be my browser Konquer... I use Opera on windows and it works flawlessly.

acid_kewpie 04-23-2002 02:20 AM

yes, the three finger salute should work fine under linux. it's defined in /etc/inittab:

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

L33t_H4x0R 04-23-2002 02:27 AM

I think he's actually asking "is there a tasklist feature in XWindows" - since that's what Ctrl-Alt-Del does in Windows 98 (if you only push it once, if you do it twice - it does a reboot)...

There's probably quite a few graphical versions of the "ps" command, which is essentially what you're looking for - but I think the easiest way to kill something which has locked X windows up solid is Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X windows server, then you can restart it happily with a 'startx', or, if you're running something like XDM (i.e. you're machine boots straight into X without you having to start it manually), then X will restart automatically.

Hey presto - you've not rebooted at all.


Mara 04-23-2002 02:32 AM

There is also Linux version of Opera.

psyklops 04-23-2002 02:40 AM

Thanks guys. All the replies were helpful. When my sys froze the ctrl alt del didnt work. Ill try the ctrl alt backspace next time.

As for opera on linux I used it a few months ago and removed it. The linux version seems to need to be improved in some minor areas before I use it again. Its been awhile though so maybe Ill check it out again.

jayakrishnan 04-23-2002 06:32 AM

U can also use xkill

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