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RE: unlock a locked up tty session

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Price [mailto:matt.price@utoronto.ca] 
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:17 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: unlock a locked up tty session

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 04:15:11PM -0500, Michael Martinell wrote:
> This has happened several times recently.  I have changed from one tty
> session to another, come back to the first, and the session is locked up.
> If I was in an application, it just sits there, if I was at the command
> line, I cannot type.  I can change back to other tty sessions and continue
> to do work.  I generally keep this up until I am down to my last session,
> then reboot, which clear up the problem, for awhile.
> I have 2 questions:
> 1. How do I log off of the locked-up session without restarting?
> 2. Where would I look to see what is causing the problem to begin with?

I have no idea about 2, but you aren't by chance typing Control-s, are
you?  That locks the screen; typing Control-q frees it back up again.
(sorry if you know this already...)

Sometimes it is the strangest of things.
I am not pressing ctrl + s however ....
Yes ctrl + q does the trick.


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