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 Post subject: some noob questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:27 pm 
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recently my main desktop died, and I have been forced to you my linux laptop as my main computer. so this is the first time I have used linux extensively

as for my first question, is there a keyboard command in Ubuntu similar to Ctrl-shift-esc (and ctrl-atl-delete) where you can bring up a task manager type program. I have been at a loss what to do when my computer locks up so I have been forced to restart.

for my second question, is there an in depth hardware info program similar to CPUZ that I can use?


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 Post subject: Re: some noob questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:48 pm 
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Gailim wrote:
as for my first question, is there a keyboard command in Ubuntu similar to Ctrl-shift-esc (and ctrl-atl-delete) where you can bring up a task manager type program. I have been at a loss what to do when my computer locks up so I have been forced to restart.


Gnome System monitor You could probably program the key sequence you're talking about via the keyboard shortcuts applet (another Gnome tool)

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for my second question, is there an in depth hardware info program similar to CPUZ that I can use?


Not sure what to tell you here as I'm uncertain if you can find all you need in one package. I know gnome panels has a CPU frequency scaling monitor you can add (right click somewhere on your task bar and select add), but it sounds like you want more.

I'd think somewhere like gnome-look.org would have a decent desklet to use for that. If not there, gnomefiles.org would probably have something.


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hmm I tried exec gnome-system-monitor. and while that worked in the terminal it failed when I tried binding it to a keyboard shortcut.

do you have any suggestions?


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I just run the plain binary without exec

Perhaps the esc key may be causing some issue here.


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thanks, that worked. I took off exec and it worked fine. for some reason I thought I needed a command first

now I only need to see if this will work when my system locks up


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Gailim wrote:
thanks, that worked. I took off exec and it worked fine.
now I only need to see if this will work when my system locks up


Gailim, try to use the "ctrl" + "esc" keyboard combo when it locks up, that usually unfreezes a system lockup, and it works in Linux, Mac, and Windows. (note: the Apple logo key replaces the "ctrl" key in a Mac.)


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dude...try not to drum up old theads...this thing is close to 3 months old.


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