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    Really basic question ...

    ... I have a Suse 8.1 virtual terminal <F3> hung up. What command could I use to reset it and put it back to use?

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    I have no idear, what virtual terminal <f3> you're talking about, but I suspect that you've send it the suspend signal <ctrl>s, in order to escape this, you'd use <ctrl>+q
    And if it works, you will magicaly see all previus attempted commands appear in the terminal.
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    Hit "Ctrl" and "c" at the same time. It will kill your current process hang up (mostly) .
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    NO soap, so I looked at the processes. The mingetty for tty3 (the virtual F3 terminal) is NOT running. How would one go about restarting it with having to reboot the entire CPU?
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    I dont' think you can restart virtual terminals because it's done by Kernel process options (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Although you can control how many VT you want, you will need to re-initiate kernel boot thus re-booting. Complete explaination can be read here.
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    Thumbs up

    Thank you sir.
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