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Old 11-30-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2002
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(Gnome 2.6) screen locked-up


Is there some magic sequence of keys that I can press to bring up something like the task manager in windows?
I already tried ctrl-alt-delete, ctrl-c, ctrl-break, alt-tab .......

This is what happend:
I just clicked on some highlighted text in the query tool of pgAdmin III. I heard the hard drive chatter for a bit then the screen froze up i.e. i can't click on anything to activate it - e.g. none of the buttons on the task bar work, min/max buttons in pgAdmin... The mouse moves (but it is a funny looking "+" sign) and it sounds like one of my background tasks is still running - I'm downloading a bunch of files and every now and then I hear the hard drive writing them. Pressing the Caps lock / Num lock a few times causes the lights on the keyboard to blink so I know interupts are still working. I have a feeling that Gnome quit or is in some kind of "mode".

What I really want to do is bring the terminal window in which I'm FTPing the files to the front, wait until that's done and then reboot.

I'm using FC2 w/ Gnome 2.6 on an IBM T-30 laptop.

Thanks for any help.
Old 12-01-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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ps -ef
ps-ef | grep "process name"

kill -9 "PID"

You DO NOT have to reboot!
This is NOT Windows
Old 12-01-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 should get you a console where you can login, try "top" to see if any process is obviously hogging too many resources.


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