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  1. #1

    Question Damn Small Linux Desktop Hang

    Hi everyone,

    I have DSL 4.2.5 (Linux kernel 2.4.31) installed to the hdd on a 10 year old

    Compaq Presario 1620 (167 MHz and 80 MB RAM). It connects to the web via

    a Motorola SB5100 Surfboard cable modem, Netgear WGR614 wireless router

    and a D-Link DWL-G650 wireless cardbus adapter (PCMCIA). When I finished

    using it last evening, I went into DSL control panel and selected PCMCIA then

    'suspend'.Today I reopened DSL control panel followed by PCMCIA then

    'resume' to get back on the web, but the pointer froze at that point.

    I don't like to have to do a hard shutdown, so is there a key combination to

    exit non-responding application(s)? How can I shut down safely?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    You can try ctrl+alt+f1 and see if you are able to do a console login and issue shutdown -h now. You could also try ctrl+alt+del which may cause a controlled shutdown as well.

  3. #3
    Hi Jonathan183,

    I just tried your suggestions, and neither ctrl+alt+f1 or

    ctrl+alt+del had any effect- it's still unresponsive...

    I also tried the 'escape' key and also ctrl+alt+escape.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Hi, RicVic!

    I was looking through older posts and found one that may help you out.


    It seems to have some of what you're looking for. Hope it helps!

    New users, read this first.
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  6. #5
    Hi jayd512,

    Thanks for the Link you provided. I wish I could say that the

    problem got solved, but it didn't. It looks like a hard shutdown

    is becoming inevitable...

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