Re: Classic Windoze lockup while in X (Gnome)
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 11:40:22AM -0700, Paul Scott wrote:
| So it is true that even though Linux should almost never crash that X
| lockups like this happen and that there is no way to kill the X session
| from the same machine when it happens?
It can happen. If X isn't responding, for some reason, but it is
consuming all keyboard/mouse input then that keyboard and mouse can't
do anything unless X decides to respond. This is why it can be very
useful to have another keyboard attached to the system in some way,
either a console on a serial line or via ssh from another machine.
I've had some X lockups before, but usually ssh/telnet-ing in and
killing the offending app (not necessarily all of X) will correct the
BTW, networking 2 machines is really easy. All you need are a couple
lines in /etc/interfaces and a (crossover) cable connecting the 2
NICs. Alternatively you could get a switch or hub and use a
straight-through cable for each NIC to the switch/hub.