Wed, 5 Jun 2002 23:49:20 -0400
On Wed, 5 Jun 2002 19:23:28 -0700 (PDT)
ptis not <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi group,
> Some advice please......
> what do I do when my system locks up? I'm running
> on a x86 platform.
> Is there a way to wake up and gracefully shutdown
> without doing a hard reset?
This all depends. If it is just X, you may be able to switch to another
terminal: ctrl-alt-f1-6. F1 may be the terminal you are on and F7 is
typically reserved for X. You could also try killing X with a
If it is an app in X, try both of the above.
I have had my Nvidia drivers lock the system. Once you get to this
problem, a reboot is required.
Sometimes, if you have a network, you can ssh or telnet into the locked
box. You may be able to kill the offending process, or you can reboot the
Anyway, I suggest switching over to a journaling file system like ext3.
When a crash does happen, you back before you know it.
Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
get slack (www.slackware.com ) and get happy