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Ubuntu. no ctrl-alt-esc

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Edward78, 7 Sep 2010.

  1. Edward78


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,386

    When a app. freezes how do you kill it?
  2. malef!c

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,473

    Drop into terminal, ps x and then kill the PID (or whatever the number is :))
  3. deadite66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,300

    kill -hup `pidof appname`

    xkill cmd should give the ability to click on the offending app too
  4. Outcast


    Joined: 25 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,923

    Location: Peterboro, Distro:Ubuntu

    You can get ctrl +alt + Backspace back by going into system/prefs/keyboard/options

  5. Edward78


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,386

    So Xkill will just kill the app, if I click the frozen window?? Did the cntrl-alt-backspace a few ago when it froze, it killed it, just didn't come back & let me log on again.
    Last edited: 8 Sep 2010