[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu freezes keyboard and mouse

David Collins david.8.collins at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 01:20:23 UTC 2008


There might be a better solution than this, but if your XFCE session
freezes, you should be able to press Ctrl-Alt-F1 which will give you a
text screen where you can logon again.  You can then run 'ps -u
username' to see what processes are running in your XFCE session, and
use the 'kill' command (run 'man kill' for help on options) to kill
offending processes.  When you are done, press Ctrl-Alt-F7 - this will
return you to your XFCE session which hopefully might be responsive


On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 18:07 -0700, leegold wrote:

> hi,
> I was downloading files w/Synaptic and possibly the server was congested
> - in any event the file would not download for synaptic to install. When
> this happened my keyboard freezed and my mouse/touchpad freezed. The
> only way out I could find was to press the start button on my laptop and
> reboot.
> This is disturbing. There should always be a way to kill it. But if my
> keyboard/mouse doesn't work how can I recover w/out a hard reboot? The
> little circle that turns when there's a download was there but didn't
> turn. After a few minutes I rebooted...
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