RE: Apps Crashing a Lot
On 29-Aug-2000 Greg Strockbine. wrote:
> I moved to Linux to get away from the
> unstability of windoze, but I get an
> awful lot of apps crashing with Linux.
> The operating system itself seems stable,
> but not the apps.
> I'm running stormix hail, based on the latest
> Debian potato release.
> the crashes:
> - gnome desktop totally locked up on me once.
> No idea how to get out of it except to reboot machine.
> ouch! Too much like win98.
This has happened to me only once with Gnome, but lots with KDE.
What I do is telnet (or ssh) to the locked up machine from another machine,
and issue a reboot command (or telinit 1) that way. It is better than hitting
the reboot button on the machine that is locked up.
Are you running Woody or Potato? I am staying away from most of Woody for a
few months to a year, until it is stable.