I was playing Gnu FreeDink and when I exited out it just sort of crashed and stayed fullscreen with the music playing. I couldn't for the life of me get back to the desktop, alt-tab did nothing, same with ctrl-alt-delete, esc, etc.
I've had this happen with fullscreen games, and I usually wind up have to hard-reset to get back. Pretty frustrating.
I googled around and found
xkill, but that wont launch on a fullscreen app. I tried ctrl-alt-F2 which puts me to terminal, I can run top but it wouldn't kill freedink and it wouldn't let me start the x server again. I really didn't know what I was doing.
At least in windows 7 you can usually get to the task manager and kill the program, but I haven't found anything like Ubuntu to get me back.
Anything I can do?