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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kill a Frozen or Crashed UNIX / Linux X Desktop

Here is a quick tip to kill a crashed Linux / UNIX X desktop system. Many new user do not know this simple tip and end up hitting computer reboot button. Press CTRL + ALT + Backspace to kill GUI and get back to login screen. There are more ways to kill a crashed desktop without restarting your computer. If CTRL + ALT + Backspace refused to work, try to login to console by pressing CTRL +ALT + F1. To kill GDM (Gnome Desktop) manger, enter: killall gdm You can also run the following: /etc/init.d/gdm stop To start GDM again, enter: /etc/init.d/gdm start To kill KDM (KDE Desktop), enter: killall kdm OR /etc/init.d/kdm stop To start KDM again, enter: /etc/init.d/kdm start

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