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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 20:56:32 UTC 2008


On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 3:50 PM, William L. Maltby
<CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
<snip>
> Did you try switching to a virtual terminal, e.g. <CTL>-<ALT>-<F1>?

Bill: I tried CTL-ALT-F2 and I tried CTL-ALT-DEL
>
> If the box is not totally frozen

It was 100% 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.

That hadn't happened for a long time. The next time it happens, I hope
I can remember ALT-SysRq-b to try to reboot the box. Lanny


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