[Novalug] computer hangs up
djr1952 at hotpop.com
Wed Feb 27 22:48:53 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 21:05 -0500, maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com
<Snup some great ideas>
> 3a) Try # init 3 to force the system to shutdown X and related programs
> and to go command line only mode. After it says it's shutdown X, run top
> again to see if any X programs are running, such as no X-windows but mozilla
> or another X application is still running. If so, kill -9 the application and
> do # init 5 to restart X and see if your display comes back up.
Only problem is this will only work if the system uses 'init' to
start/restart/stop the ?dm X login server.
Right now three of my five systems are currently running X-servers (in
one mode/form or the other) and all five are in "init level 2" mode. As
the X-login server is started just like any other service on those that
offer that service.
To STOP the [gkx]dm login server from a command window on a Ubuntu based
sudo invoke-rc.d gdm stop
/\ replacing the 'g'(gnome) with 'x'(xdm) or 'k'(KDE)
depending on what is installed
Although this may have little effect until the "user" logs out.
To just STOP/Logout a users X-session from a remote login session
and this should bring down the rest of that current x-session with it.
Anything left after a minute or so is most likely a good place to start
looking for the problem. Unless you know what caused the problem.
> I'll say right now that my system probably has 4-5 opportunities for the GUI
> environment to lock up but leave the computer running. Linux is good, but
> it's still software and all software has flaws.. some enough to lock things
I fully agree. While the combo of Linux and X11 is rebost and very hard
to LOCK-up it still just software and all software has flaws and/or
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