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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by kraddler2003, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. kraddler2003

    kraddler2003 Thread Starter

    Dec 22, 2002
    ok..another problem..mandrake 9.1 locked up on me..opened a window and then tried to close it..but it wouldnt..thought id just reboot..when i rebooted it started to shut down and when it got to display manager it said it failed..but it shut down and rebooted but it rebooted to a dos like interface..login and password..entered in login and password but dont know where to go from there??what about this rescue option on the boot cd??is that what i use??i couldnt figure it out so i just reinstalled mandrake..but id rather now how to fix it the right way..
  2. Mithrilhall


    Mar 28, 2001
    Try this at shell (dos like interface).

  3. lynch


    Aug 3, 2002
    In addition to Mithrilhall's tip,try these:
    If a window or app locks up and you can still use the mouse,open an xterminal and type xkill .This will allow you to kill the process by placing the mouse pointer over the x-out button of the window and left-clicking.
    If you just get a blacked-out screen with the mouse pointer use this keyboard combination to stop and restart the x-server: Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
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