I have been using Linux quite some time, and I'm very happy overall, but there is one issue that bugs me all the time.
The problem is unresponsive tasks... For example, Wine sometimes tends to freeze completely while launching some app.
And this is where things go very wrong, very fast. Alt+ctrl+del does nothing, shift+alt+ctrl+f1 does nothing, alt+tab is very spotty and usually freezes at some point. So basically system is effectively disabled by a user space application.
The best what I can do is to hold Alt+SysRq and type REISUB, which reboots the PC. But this is still awfull from my point of view.
Does anyone know if there a way to get some Windows like taskkill that gets into front even if it has to page out gigabytes of data and takes a few hours?
The system in question is Mint 13 amd64, but this can probably be tied to other distributions as well.
Core 2 Duo E6300, MSI P45 NEO-F, Club 3D GTX 260, 4Gb DDR2-800Mhz, Audigy X-Fi Fatal1ty Champ1on ed., 0.5Tb+1Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 630W AXP, Samsung SyncMaster BX2450, ViewSonic VP171b