[lug] mouse going crazy in linux
hugh at math.byu.edu
Tue Feb 6 07:14:28 MST 2007
> How do I absolutely kill X?
on redhat based boxes, xdm/gdm/kdm is run out of inittab. So I'd
comment out the xdm line in /etc/inittab before doing ctl-alt-bksp
as you've already noted, your kvm is the likely culprit. I'd get a new
one (though I can't recommend any because they've all had problems in
one way or another).
gpm is also known to cause problems so /etc/init.d/gpm stop and a
chkconfig --del gpm will disable it.
> Is the only way to recover that console to reboot?
this is also run out of inittab. It is usu. mingetty or getty with an
arg of tty? where ? is 1-6. You can try and kill that process and a new
(min)getty should respawn.
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