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Anyone else ever manage to lockup Linux like a Windows crash?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Ice Tea, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Ice Tea


    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 3,222

    Well that was weird as i just done it in Ubuntu.

    I mounted a drive in Nautilus and i had a hard Gnome crash and lockup that nothing would work , i had to hard power off?
  2. yashiro


    Joined: Dec 9, 2003

    Posts: 3,510

    Location: UK

    Yes, it happens. Linux isn't immune to crashing. Usually you can just switch runlevel and close the broken desktop session down though.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  3. Ice Tea


    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 3,222

    Nothing would work not even the keyboard or mouse , Didn't systemd replace runlevel?
  4. Buffalo2102


    Joined: Jun 9, 2004

    Posts: 759

    Had the same thing at the weekend trying to get PlayOnLinux to work. I had a video playing in VLC at the time and while everything else locked up, the audio from vlc carried on. It happens.
  5. AHarvey


    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,857

    Location: Stoke area

    yep, had it on several distros including the raspi
  6. Tute


    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 22,081

    Location: Devon, UK

    Did it yesterday, there seems to be an odd bug with WoW on Lutris and when you use alt-tab to go back to the desktop it can crash the whole session. Happens maybe one out of ten times.

    I just ctrl-alt-F3 to a terminal, ps to find the pid and then kill pid to get rid. If it's refusing to budge i'll kill -1 the session, i've found that works with more stubborn problems.