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Re: [vox-tech] magic sysreq key



begin Mike Simons <msimons@moria.simons-clan.com> 
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 12:54:01PM -0800, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> > I now have magic sysrq enabled and have tested it succesfully from 
> > console with ctl-alt-h.  Now I am ready the next time Linux freezes on me.
> 
>   Keep in mind sysrq works form inside X too... 
>   As long as the kernel is still running and the input layer is working
> you should be able to use the keys even if you can't see the results.
> 
>   X can not trap or block those key sequences...

mike,



that is what it looks like when i type "alt-sysreq-h" from within X.

i would say that X is definitely catching the key sequence.  or else the
scancode is changing for some reason...

pete


> in fact some of the
> commands allow one to recover from a locked up X server, (although
> resetting the graphics card after a X failure may require some advanced
> preparation to safe the video state from before X is started).
> 
>     Later,
>       Mike Simons
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