[thelist] Linux Help Please

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Wed Jul 31 15:32:02 CDT 2002

At 01:18 PM 7/31/2002, Andrew Maynes wrote:

>The load box is making some type of movement but I think something has
>frozen as
>the mouse wont move and the black cross in the middle does nothing.  The
>keyboard has not reponded to anything either.

You might be able to start another terminal session by hitting ctrl-f1
(shift-f1/alt-f1 can't remember which) and login to check the status of the
server. Or telnet into the server via another machine and check.

Once in, and it's only the terminal session that is locked, you can boot
that user or kill XTerm for that user - thereby freeing the lock.

Good Luck.
Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

"Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."

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