[NBLUG/talk] ADMTEK wireless Driver Update, sort of...

Augie Schwer augie at schwer.us
Mon Jun 7 11:29:05 PDT 2004

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Lincoln Peters said:
> On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 10:29, Dave Sisley wrote:
>> Is there a way to unlock the machine without shutting down the machine
>> and then turning it back on?  It's locked up in the sense that I can't
>> use the mouse, and none of the keyboard combinations I try have any
>> effect. I have to press and hold the power button until the machine
>> turns off and then reboot.  During reboot I'm asked to run a file
>> system check (which I do, if I'm not in a big hurry).
> Perhaps the "magic" SysRq key will do what you need?  This is a feature
> that can optionally be built into a kernel that is supposed to allow you
> to do a few rudimentary things, even if everything but the kernel
> crashes.  Try the following sequence of keyboard commands the next time
> your computer freezes up:
> Alt-SysRq-e
> Alt-SysRq-s
> Alt-SysRq-u
> Alt-SysRq-b

Yup, like Lincoln says; SysRq is what you want. Toward the bottom of this
page is a description of what the commands are and what they do:



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