[Novalug] CTRL + ALT + DEL ?
djr1952 at hotpop.com
Mon Oct 29 09:57:19 EDT 2007
Why log on as user 'root'?
Won't logging in as your normal user ID allow you to (p)KILL any
offending process you would of been able to start under normal
BTW by default on Ubuntu based distributions you can not log-in as user
root, even from a text login screen, as that feature has been disabled
for security reasons.
On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 01:38 -0400, Ed James wrote:
> Perhaps this might help:
> CTRL-ALT-F1 # switch to a different session (then log on as root)
> ps -ef # find the offending pid (process ID)
> kill -9 <PID> # kill the offending pid
> CTRL-ALT-F7 # return to your original session
> Ed James
> Quoting Anthony Soucek <monkeywrenchit at gmail.com>:
> > When I really screw up my GUI session in ubuntu, is there an
> > equivalent to CTRL + ALT+ DEL or ALT+TAB in windows, so that I can
> > get back to the desktop or kill the offending process? Like when I
> > try to run the wrong app in wine and it wont stop displaying the
> > failed application.
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Anthony Soucek
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