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Old 07-15-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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Post Red Hat 7.1- Computer Freezing Problem

I am currently running Red Hat 7.1 on a old Dell CPi R400GT, Pentium II. Ocassionally the computer will hang and freeze up. I can still move the mouse, but nothing responds. The light for the HDD is not lit, or blinking. Coming from a DOS/ Windows background the Alt+Ctrl+Del function was always handy to check what was not responding, and end task it. Here is my question:

Does Linux offer a command such as Alt+Ctrl+Del to end or view a process? I have tried Ctrl + C to kill all, and it continues to freeze.

Any help or suggestions with this would be greatly appreciated.

Old 07-15-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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As long as the system is responsive (accepting keyboard input), you can try a couple things...

[ctrl]+[alt]+[f1] will move you to a terminal login. You can then login and kill any processes you need to.

[ctrl]+[alt]+[backspace] will kill the X server. If you boot straight to X, it will re-spawn X and bring you back to the graphical login. If you boot to the terminal, then it will drop you back to your login, and you can try restarting X with startx.
Old 07-16-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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Ranger_Nemo, thanks for the reply. That key combo worked great.


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