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RE: Apps Crashing a Lot

Have you guys tried ctrl+alt+backspace to get back to the console instead of
(i) rebooting the box and (ii) telnetting from another machine to issue a
init 1!!! If that doesn't work, try ctrl+alt+FX (where X is the number
representing the console 1 to 6). You also might want to determine the
reason(s) for the "crashes"...it may be caused by a rogue app or
something...such feedback to the developers is important as bugs can then
get fixed promptly and everyone can go about their daily lives again!


Patrick Cheong
Information Systems Assurance
Measat Broadcast Network Systems
e-mail: mailto:patrick_cheong@astro.com.my
Visit us at: http://www.astro.com.my

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Pollywog [SMTP:pollywog@shadypond.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 29, 2000 11:47 PM
> To:	Greg Strockbine.
> Cc:	debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject:	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.
> --
> Andrew
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