Total system crash during generating project file

Klaus Muth muth at
Tue Apr 24 06:59:26 UTC 2001

Werner Modenbach wrote:
> > try alt-Fx to switch to another console, login and try to learn which
> > process
> > is the "bad guy" (try top) and then kill that one
> Did you ever try that under KDE? Doesn't work IMHO.
Why not? It does, but it is Ctrl-Alt-Fx to switch from a
graphical console to another. If KDE is locked up really bad,
try Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, that kills the X-Server (and, of course
KDE). As last resort, read /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sysrq.txt,
most distribution kernels are compiled with CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ=yes:
The combo Alt-SysRQ-k may kill X also and 
Alt-SysRQ-s, Alt-SysRQ-u, power off may shut down safely

PS: did anybody already mention, that working as root is dangerous?
Klaus Muth
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