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ok now in winblows when something crashes i usally hit ctrl+alt+del and i can kill the program thats causing the problem but with linux is diffrent i ahvent found the ...
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    ok i got real problems


    ok now in winblows when something crashes i usally hit ctrl+alt+del and i can kill the program thats causing the problem but with linux is diffrent i ahvent found the break out key except for ctrl+alt+backspc with brings me back to a login screen and then i can restart the system. is there any way to to break out of it like winblows offers.

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    in kde: go to 'k' menu, applications, monitoring, kde system guard. now fidn the tab about processes and click the 1 u want and press end. or go to k, applications, monitoring, xkill and u get a crosshair cursor, clcik on the app u want to kill.

    in gnome. click the foot, and im not sure where it is but find the thing called gnome system monitor click the pocesses tab and find the thign u want to kill. click it and press kill.

    if u started it from a terminal, select the terminal and press ctrl+c

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    I usually do this in a terminal. go to a terminal type "top" then find your program. Get its PID number. then type kill -9 (PIDnumber) and if you push "h" you can get help on how to use "top"

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    Yes, "top" is very much like the task manager in Windows. Only difference is that it's doesn't have a GUI interface so like bmx said, you need to find out the PID and manually terminate it from the console.
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    locking up

    i run red hat 9 and i cant even get to the main menu. its just frozen only way to get out of it relogin so i dont have termal access or access to anything else for that manner

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    alt +f2 will get you to a terminal or f3/f4 try it out....but alt f7 should get you back into your X server

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    That should be Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a terminal. Alt+F7 to get back. However, things shouldn't hang like that, you know... Can you move the mouse after it has hung?

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    yeah i can use a mouse but nothing else happens cant open anything the deadktop is frozen

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    When it happens, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a text terminal, log in and run the following command, to see if any programs have reported an error.
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    tail ~/.xsession-errors

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    ok i ran it and all i get it

    tail: /home/fragment/xsessions: no such file or directory
    ==> standard input <==

    and i have to hit ^c to get out of this back to a prompt is there something i should be typeing durring this standard input phase??


    thanks again for the help

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