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Re: mysterious X lockups on Sarge

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 06:39:56PM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> snippage
> > 
> > Every couple of days or so X seems to die an abrupt death.  The display 
> > will freeze completely, keyboard input has no effect (including 
> > CTRL-ALT-F1 and CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE).  The system is still running, 
> > though: If XMMS is playing when the problem hits, the music keeps on 
> > going;
> I haven't got xmms to run yet.  But the machine soes still seem to be running
> -- I can ssh into it from elsewhere.
> But keyboard is locked out, just as you say.
> > and I can ssh in to the box no problem.  If I kill -9 the XDM and 
> > /usr/X11R6/bin/X processes then the screen goes black... but then doing 
> > /etc/init.d/xdm start just silently fails.  So I've been ssh-ing in just 
> > to reboot the box.
> I too can ssh in from elsewhare, and killing things doewn/t help.
> Please tell me how to reboot cleanly from ssh.  So far I've been using
> the reset button on the computer itself.

ssh mypc
sudo init 6

# you can also use: sudo shutdown -r now

Furthermore you can switch virtual consoles with ssh, try:

sudo chvt 1

> snippage

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