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How to invoke the Linux Terminal in LINUX when a process becomes unresponsive?

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by gerrydevis, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. gerrydevis

    gerrydevis Banned

    If a process becomes unresponsive in WINDOWS then we press "alt+ctrl+del" to invoke the task manager & then terminate the process.Is there any similar way to invoke the Linux Terminal so that we can end a process by the 'kill' command when it becomes unresponsive? Any help would be gladly accepted.
  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    remotely or locally?

    Try CTRL+C or if locally then open up new console (CTRL + function keys 1-6 i belive or CTRL+ALT+Fx - not sure now) and login as root or user that's stuck on the other console. Then run 'ps -A' command or google for 'ps' parameters to show only processes for certain user/terminal.
    Then 'kill -9 processid'.

    If this happened on remote server and CTRL+C doesn't work you can always follow the above steps using new connection/terminal.

    Hope that helps
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure

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