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Re: [opensuse] Re: 10.2 is turning into a nightmare - ps
  • From: Art Fore <art.fore@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 02:48:04 +0800
  • Message-id: <1171306084.4549.13.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 13:04 -0500, James Knott wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> > jdd wrote:
> >> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> >>
> >>> For sure windows needs more reboots than linux does, but does this
> >>> qualify as a quality grade for an OS? I have my doubts...
> >>
> >> this become quite OT... but if you are in the way of compiling a
> >> video film (6 hours work) and you want to install an utility that
> >> need reboot, you do what?
> >>
> >> jdd
> >>
> >>
> > Well,
> >
> > although it is OT, I would probably save my work to disk, install the
> > utility, reboot, reload my work and continue with my freshly installed
> > utility. Admitteldly I never compiled a video, never do any work
> > without regularly saving the status to disk, and never do system
> > administration while I have valuable things that I do not want to
> > destroy in front of me ;-))
> >
> > Now,
> > if you worked in X, then did some work on the text terminal
> > (ctrl-alt-F2), then you returned and found your X to be so garbled
> > that you cannot see anything, not to mention saving your valuable
> > work, you do what?
> > This happened to me.
> >
>
> Perhaps use the kill command to shut down those apps and then restart X.
>
Another nice item instead of using the kill command from the CLI is to
do cntrl +alt +esc. This results in the cursor changing to a skull and
crossbones, at least in KDE, then you can just click on the app and kill
it if it is not responding.

Art

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