Husse wrote:Good tip!
Good tip yes, ..... but not really new. It's a very old trick in fact. But it probably can't harm to repeat those things from time to time so others get a chance to see this too.
And just to make sure everyone understands this:
This is for emergencies only
, e.g. when the system absolutely locks up + freezes. This is not to be used on potentially still busy machines (e.g. which are still writing stuff to disk) or on machines that could still do a proper shutdown if you only were patient enough to wait. This is only for systems which have already died a horrible death, e.g. power-cycling them is the only way to get them back to life ..... *Then* and only then you may try your luck and use this.
Besides, I am not really sure this works on Ubuntu-based distros ... I read somewhere that they disabled this per default