View Full Version : Help Linux Machine = Stuck!!!

June 24th, 2003, 01:44 PM
Ok, runing in runlevel 3: the CLI only, and i was running my server and the server froze i think because no ones in it and no one can connect to it. and i put


in the CLI and nothing happend, i also put


samething, then i put


samething... what do i do! i don't want to shut it off!

June 24th, 2003, 06:25 PM
Open a terminal, type

shutdown -r now

that shoulr reboot it......

June 24th, 2003, 09:11 PM
no, i wasn't in GUI, i was in just the terminal

all black and white letters, but i wasn't frozen, i just had to type

Ctrl + C

I dunno what happend though, and crtl + c brought me back to the terminal. Thanks anyways!!

June 24th, 2003, 09:30 PM
You were stuck in a process. CTRL-C usually exits the process at the command line.

If CTRL C doesn't exit the process, type 'ps -U username' and you'll get a list of currently running processes owned by 'username'. You can use the 'kill' command to terminate any processes that you no longer want running.

Use caution with the kill command and be sure to read the man pages for both 'ps' and 'kill'.

June 24th, 2003, 09:33 PM
In a gui session such as you're in while in runmode 3, if you want the command line back after running a process that 'hogs' the command line......


June 24th, 2003, 10:24 PM
thx twisted!