Ctrl-alt-backspace

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 7 17:58:08 UTC 2012


On Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:35:47 +0000
Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> wrote:

> Colin Law wrote:
> > On 7 January 2012 17:22, Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> wrote:
> > >
> > > ctrl+alt+sysrq+k
> > >
> > > Will kill anything on your current TTY which, generally, is X11.
> > > And when X11 is killed like that, it starts itself again.
> > 
> > The problem I find with that is that you need a good aim with the
> > nose to hit the K key.
> 
> Yeah, this is a common complaint. Personally, though, I've not yet
> found a keyboard where the K is more than a handspan from SysRq. In
> fact, on this (admittedly laptop) keyboard the ctrl+alt+k bit is quite
> doable on the left hand.
> 
> Hilariously, one of the alleged reasons for removing
> ctrl-alt-backspace was that users were somehow accidentally
> triggering it, at least there's no chance of that happening with
> SysRq.
> 
I don't seem to have the SysRq key.  Is it the same key as PrtScr?

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