How do I turn off a hung laptop?

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at
Tue Apr 27 14:19:54 UTC 2010

Hi Laura,

On 27 April 2010 15:14, Laura Conrad <lconrad at> wrote:
> Does anyone know anything good to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work,
> and CTRL-ALT-F<n> doesn't get to a terminal, and the power switch
> doesn't do anything?  I've been pulling out the power cord and taking
> out the battery, and then the power switch turns things on, but there
> must be an easier way.

If you have the magic key enabled
Alt + SysRq + B
More info about magic keys:
Hakan (m1fcj) -

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