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strutwatson
01-05-2010, 02:44 AM
If a process becomes unresponsive in WINDOWS then we press "alt+ctrl+del" to invoke the task manager & then terminate the process.Is there any similar way to invoke the Linux Terminal so that we can end a process by the 'kill' command when it becomes unresponsive?Any help would be gladly accepted.

hypn
01-05-2010, 05:57 AM
You could try switch to a terminal windows (Ctrl+F1, F2, F3, etc), and the use "ps" to list processes and "kill" to kill whichever one's misbehaving.

You could also try Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to dump you back to a shell and kill any "(X)windows" applications... better than a full reboot I guess.