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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    I have 3 machines running Ubuntu and I have only had 2 OS lockups. It happens so rare I will forget that key combination.
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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    That is very useful information. Thanks for posting.
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    Wink Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    lucky for me I've never had a freeze or wish for one...

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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    I'm bumping this because it seems that there are quite a number of people for whom their Ubuntu OS keeps freezing, may be this thread could help.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    I use REISUB, but i bet it just does the exact same things.

    easy to memorize since it spelled backwards is BUSIER

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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by pingpongboss View Post
    I use REISUB, but i bet it just does the exact same things.

    easy to memorize since it spelled backwards is BUSIER
    Hehe, nice one pingpongboss.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

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    Re: The cleanest way of restarting Ubuntu when it is frozen

    Thanks for this.
    Will give it a try next time I get a lockup that I can't clear from a tty or ssh from another box... if the keyboard is still working, that is.
    Unfortunately, I usually manage to bork it all the way to the keys...
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    Re: MagicSysRq keys for assistance with Ubuntu troubles

    Decided to bump this thread up since I spruced it up a little bit.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

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    Re: MagicSysRq keys for assistance with Ubuntu troubles

    For some reason the B key never reboots for me.

    I even tried it on a normally working system (well, it froze it for me, and that's about it).

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    Re: MagicSysRq keys for assistance with Ubuntu troubles

    The B key always worked for me except in circumstances where the kernel was frozen, why don't you give the O key a try?
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

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