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

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Mon Dec 15 17:48:23 UTC 2008


Lanny Marcus wrote:
...
> Thanks for that information. It happened again, awhile ago. I was
> using Gmail online, with Firefox, as I'm now doing, and the mouse just
> became inactive. I had to kill the power again, which is a horribly
> inelegant way to get out of that.

Lanny,

Have you tried to ssh in from another system?  Sometimes that works even 
with the keyboard/mouse totally frozen.  If so you could "telinit 3 / 
telinit 5" or reboot with a bit more elegance.

Phil


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