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Re: console frozen, can't switch vt



On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 03:23:24PM -0500, tom pollerman wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:29:01 +0000
> g whitley mott <grwm gnuleaf net> wrote:
> 
> > hello redhatters,
> > 
> > i would guess i need to reboot, but i just thought i'd ask first..
> > 
> > i killed X with ctl-alt-bsp, the console still shows a signature
> > pattern of my windows dying away, ctl-alt-Fn doesn't work, i can get
> > in via ssh from elsewhere, X is gone, getty is still running on the
> > VT's, chvt doesn't help.
> > 
> > it's not happened to me before, i've exhausted my tricks for how to
> > nudge it.  are there any other tricks to try?
> > 
> > also fwiw, the reason i killed X is because, using gimp, X quickly
> > gets mired in pageswap to the tune of 280mb total.  and, page swap
> > is surprisingly slow on this rh9 box, while other disk activity is
> > as speedy as you'd expect.  meanwhile running gimp on the same box
> > with X on a different rh7.2 box, X there (4.1.0-50) doesnt grab
> > anywhere near as much memory, so i'm guessing the newer xfree86
> > (4.3.0-2.90.55) is a pig..
> > 
> > tia,
> > -g
> > 
>    You might try, (even typing 'blindly'):
> 
>       stty sane <enter>
> 
> This will attempt to bring the console back to some 'reasonable'
> defaults.
> 
or in a related vein:
	CTRL-J
	stty sane CTRL-J
sometimes it is wedged such that the enter key doesn't give it what
it thinks it needs, but CTRL-J is a carriage-return and will sometimes
help.

-- 
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    "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
     heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
------------------------------ Matthew 7:21 (niv) -----------------------------

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