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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Configurable Magic Sysrq
On Sunday 31 October 2004 01:52 pm, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > I know about a few people who would like to use some functionality of
> > the Magic Sysrq but don't want to enable all the functions it provides.
> > So I wrote a patch which should allow them to do so. It allows to
> > configure available functions of Sysrq via /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq (the
> > interface is backward compatible). If you think it's useful then use it :)
> > Andrew, do you think it can go into mainline or it's just an overdesign?
> Actually, there's one more thing that wories me... Original choice of
> PC hotkey (alt-sysrq-key) works *very* badly on many laptop
> keyboards. Like sysrq is only recognized with fn, but key is not
> recognized when you hold fn => you have no chance to use magic sysrq.

Actually if I understand it correctly it is Alt-PrtScrn-key - just let go
of your "Fn" key and I think it will work fine. At least it does on my

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