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THE RESET BUTTON


I know most computers have a reset button, used to be real handy back in the DOS days, Windows does not really like the reset-button but can live with it and recover most of the time fairly good. Sometimes it is the only way out for Windows users to escape a freeze of their computer.

It is my duty to warn you though: In Linux you better put a nice sticker or case badge over that button. Don´t ever use the reset-button in Linux !

There are far more sophisticated ways to get out of a freeze of your Linux system. Let me just remind you previous Tips: Run-Away Processes and Skinny Elephants.


This is really the only way to do it, so NEVER the reset-button !


Bruno


-- Jun 10 2003 ( Revised Dec 9 2005 ) --


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