On Wednesday 29 January 2003 02:21, Doug McGarrett wrote:
While attempting to stop a video playing on Macro
Media Flash Player 7,
I managed to lock out everything. I could not move the mouse cursor,
the arrow keys and the rest of the kb didn't work, ctl-alt-del did nothing.
None of the function keys did anything. (The video was something downloaded
from the 'net via Firefox.) I wound up pulling the big switch, as us hams
like to say. Is there anything else I could have done?
Sounds like an X lockup; ctl-alt-backspace will restart X.
Better than the BRS because it won't fry your filesystems.
If for some reason X won't restart, try ctl-alt-f1 to get to
a console login, login as root and use:
# shutdown -h now
(If you try ctl-alt-f1 for practice, ctl-alt-f7
gets you back to your (working) X session.)
I'm trying to put Linux to practical use, and this
is the first time I've
10.0 crash, so it's good, but not fool-proof. (If something can be broken,
this fool will break it!)
Yah, that's how you learn; happy hacking.
 Big Red Switch