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SubjectRe: Magic SysRQ not working for me.
On Mon, 12 Oct 1998, Mike A. Harris wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, Myrdraal wrote:
>
> >> I'm running 2.1.125, and have just finished reading the magic
> >> sysrq documentation in the kernel Documentation dir. My kernel
> >> has this feature compiled in, and I can't get it to work at all.
> >> I have a standard AT keyboard (M-Tek K208) and have never had any
> >> keyboard trouble before with anything.
> >>
> >> Is there a problem with sysrq, or do I have to do something to
> >> enable it? I've searched /proc for a file that might need a "1"
> >> dumped into it, to no avail.
> >You're pressing ALT-PRINTSCREEN-<commandkey>, right? If so, then it should
> >work. There are some keyboards on which it doesn't, though. You should
> >read Documentation/sysrq.txt. It has an explanation of how to find out
> >the real keycode.
>
> Yes, my SYS-RQ key is labelled. I've read sysrq.txt as I stated
> in my original post, and still have no sysrq function.

Run "showkey" and see if pressing sysreq (alt-printscreen) gives the
decimal value 84.

Simon-

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