> Since I can't reach any way to give commands I see no alternative at > this stage but to use to power button to turn off the computer. This is > less than completely satisfactory _There's_ an understatement! Usually, by the way, you can recover from the situation you're describing by hitting Ctl-Alt-backspace. Correct me if I'm wrong pls! but if you have the don't zap command in your XF86Config file and Ctl-Alt-BKSP dosen't work you can also do Ctl-z to throw X in the background and regain control of your console, or even Ctl-Alt-F2 and log into a new term as root and shutdown nicely :=) - Derek -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt: echo "unsubscribe as-users <your_email> " | mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.