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

    > From: "Richard B. Johnson" <>
    > 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.

    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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