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Old 03-15-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Question Is there a Cntl-Alt-Del Equivalent?

I may get in trouble for asking this question, but here it goes anyway.

Periodically applications will sieze up on my RH9.0 Linux system and the only way I've found to kill them is to log out. Also, much less rarely, my system will hang and I have to force a reboot.

In MS XP, the Control-Alt-Delete sequence will get to the task manager which allows me to kill applications or even to figure out who's causing the system to hang up. Is there an equivalent in Linux? The Linux System Monitor doesn't appear to be as robust...

Old 03-15-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
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login to another tty console by pressing ctrl-alt F# type "ps -aux" without the quotes then "kill <processid#>"
alt F7 to go back to X
Old 03-15-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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What if I couldn't get another console? Say due to the fact my test program is pounding the system just that hard, and yes it is I wrote the app to test the limits of the virtual memory. Is there something like ctrl-alt-backspace but instead forces the system to give me a console?
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KDE System Guard is just like Task Manager in Windows
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Check in the manual coz in the Mandrake manual there's a sequence that can be used to recover a frozen system.
Old 03-16-2004, 02:06 AM   #6
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If your test program was able to pound the system enough that it cant even display text mode i doubt ctrl-alt-del would work on a windows system. When i say console i mean text mode not as in xterm or rxvt or anything.


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