Re: aptitude locked
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 12:08:08AM +0100, Michael Naumann wrote:
> Last day I had a heavy crash of my woody box.
> I suspect some misbehaviour of xmms here.
> The whole display was very flickery and no
> application responded any more, though I saw, that
> gkrellm was still working. Even switching to a console (ALT-F1)
> did not succeed. I had the the X-screen still visible, jumping
> half a page to the left each time I hit a key.
> Had no luck in rebooting blindly.
I've had that happen with X on my laptop. My standard method to attempt
to get out of that state is to return to X (I tend to have num lock on
in X, a useful indicator to show that I am at the right screen), wait
until the load on the system is lower, change to console. If the screen
looks either grey or normal, it worked (although grey needs the "reset"