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Re: [opensuse] Re: 10.2 is turning into a nightmare - ps
  • From: M Harris <harrismh777@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:17:00 -0600
  • Message-id: <200702121417.00587.harrismh777@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 12 February 2007 10:10, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> 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.
What you're describing is very very rare... but what you do is the following:
1) ctrl-alt-F2 (again)
2) alt-F7

This will usually take care of the problem. If not try this:
1) ctrl-alt-F1
2) su -
(give the root passward)
3) init 3
(wait until the system is in run level 3
4) init 5
(wait until the system is in run level 5

Now continue as before.... if you were in a document you will be given the
opportunity to recover from where you left off... usually losing little if

The cool thing to keep in mind here is that when the desktop on Linux crashes
(and it rarely does) you do not have to reboot the entire machine to get it
back... just shutdown the desktop and restart X... the machine keeps right on
running (as any good OS would). Unfortunately windoze binds its desktop too
closely to the kernel (huge design snafu) and so when the desktop crashes the
OS must be restarted... bad OS, bad.

Kind regards,

M Harris <><
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