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SubjectRe: Feature for sysrq.
Hi,

> I was just thinking, it would be very nice if there was a function in
> in the magic SysRq that would reset the videomode to plain 80x25 in case
> it gets trashed by some program (like an X server, or svgalib program)
> At the moment, if anyone wonders, there IS a way to reset the
> videomode... Run dosemu with -A and no floppy, when it resets the screen,
> kill it with alt-sysrq-A, and you have your 80x25 textmode back. Works
> for me.

Unfortunately, there is no simple way to do such a thing, but it can
be simply accomplished with the current capabilities -- just reset the
keyboard mode to cooked, switch to a free console and run SVGATextMode...

On the other hand, it might be useful to add a capability to the keyboard
driver allowing arbitrary programs to be executed on press of given key
combination. This might be simply accomplished by passing a message
to kerneld. But now I have no time for implementing such a thing.

Have a nice fortnight
--
Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@gts.cz> http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mj/
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"Entropy isn't what it used to be."

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