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    SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
    On Wed, 12 Aug 1998, Jon M. Taylor wrote:

    > On Wed, 12 Aug 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    [SNIPPED ... all other quotes]
    I started X. As root I killed X. Keyboard, etc., all locked.
    I logged in over the network and restarted X. Everything worked,
    including ctl-alt-backspace which got me out of X with a usable
    keyboard. `stty sane` and `stty rows 24` fixed up about averything.

    Aparently X doesn't put everything back the way it found it when
    it exits. Instead, it puts everything back the way is should be.

    --- more or less. Rows was at 1...

    This means you can recover from an X fatality if you have access
    from the network.

    Dick Johnson
    Penguin : Linux version 2.1.115 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
    Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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