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Old 07-23-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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x server kill application keyboard shortcut/hotkey

ok...there's ctrl+alt+backspace which every knows about. that kills the x server completely. what about the current running application? basically here's my problem.

i'm running starcraft/broodwar with cvs winex. it runs fine, but the problem is, once i exit from, wine freezes and i'm unable to do anything because it is full screen. alt tabbing doesn't exit me out. i can use things like alt+f2 and bring up the run dialog, but still nothing. the mouse doesn't appear to work either.

i've tried going to a virtual console, and issuing a killall wine wineserver...but when i switch back to display 0, everything is more frozen up and i can't even do the run dialog anymore...and the only way to get X working again is to do the ctrl+alt+backspace.

so, is there a super magical keyboard combination i can use to kill the current X app?

PS if this helps, i'm running slack-current, with xorg
Old 07-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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<Alt><F4> will kill an X application, but your problem is that your application is broken - there is no magical key combination to fix broken applications.

You can invoke ps -ax to view running applications, and kill <pic> or kill -9 <pid> the offending processes until your system returns.
Old 07-25-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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Try "killall -9 wine" or whatever rather than just "killall wine".


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