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MichaelTheDragon
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Hi,

Sometimes linux is overloaded(example: when i play games) and i can't go back to any menu like: window CTR+ALT+DEL
or is there an other way in linux?

michael
Waarom makkelijk doen als het ook moeilijk kan?
Why do easily as it can be difficult?
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If you're wanting to see running processes and load, open a terminal and type "top" w/o quotes.
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Hello! Maddog is right, top is a great command to see processes running at real time on your system. If you want just a snapshot of what processes are running on your system and not have the processes constantly change order, use the ps command. If you need to kill a process after you identify the PID (Process ID) of the program that is causing your system to hang, use the kill command (be very careful with this command and make sure that you know exactly what process you are killing...killing the wrong process can be fatal). If you want to learn more about these commands consult their man (manual) pages. You might already know this, but just in case you don't here is how to access a command's man page at the command line:

commandprompt ~ $ man ps

commandprompt ~ $ man top

commandprompt ~ $ man kill

These man pages will show you additional options you can add to the command to help you accomplish your goal. To return to the command line from a man page hit Ctrl+Z.
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hey,

thanks for the advice, but how can i open terminal screen when i'm playing a game, the problem is that i can't return to
the menu anymore, like the game 'frets on fire'

Michael
Waarom makkelijk doen als het ook moeilijk kan?
Why do easily as it can be difficult?
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MichaelTheDragon wrote:hey,

thanks for the advice, but how can i open terminal screen when i'm playing a game, the problem is that i can't return to
the menu anymore, like the game 'frets on fire'

Michael
Try the following: Press ALT + F2, check "Open in terminal" and type "top" or "htop".
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Thanks for your help,
Michael
Waarom makkelijk doen als het ook moeilijk kan?
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