I have a laptop running Ubuntu and XBMC for my parents can use. Occasionally, XBMC will freeze and they have no way of restarting XBMC. The desktop is unresponsive.
If this was on Windows, my parents would hit
ctrl-alt-del, kill XBMC, and reopen it. If this was me, I'd drop into shell and run
I need a method my parents can use on Ubuntu. Restarting the laptop every time XBMC freezes is not an option.
I tried running
xkill, but it complained that it can't grab cursor. I rebound Task Monitor to
ctrl-alt-del, but it doesn't work when the system is locked up.
I'm open to any suggestions.