due to compositing, probably ... Re: KDE 4.3 freezes too often now

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at arcor.de
Mon Aug 17 17:04:52 BST 2009

On 08/17/2009 06:55 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 17 August 2009 15:43:39 Guido Pinkernell wrote:
>>> How about
>>> "Raising Elephants"?:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key#.22Raising_Elephants.22_mnem
>>> on ic_device
>> Yes. Thanks a lot, Dotan. I didn't know about this. Very useful indeed!
> So how do you use that, if, as you say, the keyboard doesn't respond?

SysRq is hardwired into the kernel.  If the kernel didn't panic, SysRq 
still works even if X stopped processing keyboard events.  And from the 
sound of it, the kernel did not panic in this case since the mouse still 
moves, so the kernel must be running.

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