Re: how to reset the text mode?
possibly try kill -TERM pid_of_getty or kill -KILL pid_of_getty . . .
the gettys should be respawned by init when they go down.
On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Mario Olimpio de Menezes wrote:
> I have a box which had its text console frozen by some X app.
> The screen froze on exiting from fvwm95 and nothing works since then:
> can't switch to VT using Crtl+Alt+Fn or kill X using Crtl+Alt+Backspace.
> My only solution was to start xdm from another machine so that I
> can log in locally.
> Now, I can have fvwm95 running again, but VT aren't usable. They
> are frozen with pieces of fvwm95 screen and other patterns.
> How can I reset the text mode console so that my VT (F1-F6) get
> usable again? I tried kill -HUP pid_of_getty but didn't help.
> I can even login in the VT but reset didn't help. The screen is
> rock frozen.
> Any suggestion?
> Mario O.de Menezes "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but
> IPEN-CNEN/SP is the Lord's purpose that prevails"
> http://curiango.ipen.br/~mario Prov. 19.21
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