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Old 09-03-2003, 07:52 PM   #1
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Restarting services...

Alright, here's my exact problem. I have random mouse freezes in Linux. I've found that if I restart X, the mouse works again. So I was wondering if there was any way I could restart the service (or daemon, or whatever it's called) that controls the mouse.

What shortcut key would open up a terminal? And would anyone know how to check what services are running and how to restart them?

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 09-03-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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I can't say I know what is responsible for interacting with the mouse, but you can access virtual consoles with Ctrl-Alt-F2 through Ctrl-Alt-F6. You'll get a text console, and can log in as root, look at what processes are running, and restart/kill anything that looks like it's misbehaving.
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/etc/init.d/gpm restart


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