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SubjectRe: TTY switching - SysReq rather than Alt please?
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>>>  It occurs to me that a better key binding for switching consoles, and for
>>> switching from X to text would be Alt-SysReq Function-key so that the
>>> Alt function keys could be used by programs. Any hope of this change being
>>> implemented? Or reasons why not?
>>>
>>
>> 1. On most notebooks/etc SysReq is a combination of Fn+PrtSc(or any other
>> key) - i.e. Alt-SysRq+F1 == Alt-Fn-SysRq-F1... Iv just tryed tu push it
>> 8-O That's not easy ;-))
>>
>> 2. It seems not all keyboards have SysRq...
>
> What was SysRq originally for? I have yet to see any software
> that makes any use of it.

It was intended for DOS TSRs and other system services.
Since IBM came up with the key, OS/2 might use it.
Win95 really ought to be using it instead of Alt-Ctrl-Del
for the popup that kills runaway processes. I think Linux
should reserve the key for secure login in all keyboard modes.


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