[CentOS] GNOME + Firefox - Mouse froze - what key combination to revive?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sat Dec 13 20:50:13 UTC 2008


On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 14:06 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> > Lanny Marcus wrote on Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:03:42 -0500:
> >> What key
> >> combination would get me going or to a shell?
> >
> > Probably none. If it doesn't react to CTRL-ALT-DEL it's frozen to death.
> 
> Kai: I tried that and I tried CTRL-F2, when it happened, but neither
> helped. Lanny

Did you try switching to a virtual terminal, e.g. <CTL>-<ALT>-<F1>?

If the box is not totally frozen this should let you work at a command
line. Then you might be able to restart the desktop with a telinit 3 and
telinit 5 combination, look at log files to see if there are any
messages, etc.

> <snip sig stuff>

-- 
Bill



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