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SubjectRe: Simple local DOS
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, David S. Miller wrote:

> From: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:07:51 -0500 (EST)
>
> Ctrl-ALT-F12 selects VT mode from a locked X-window, ALT-F1 gets you
> to the first VT, ALT-F2, next, etc.
> No problem at all.
>
> Only if X services the keypress, in his case X is blocked on
> stdout/stderr output so it won't.
>

I tried it before I answered the query. It works fine here. The
only problem I found is the VT that X was using ended up with
strange non-usable characteristics in graphics mode. The others
are fine and X can be killed, releasing its resources. Also,
CTL-Alt-Backspace works at least 50 percent of the time when
an attempt is made to lock it up as reported.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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