due to compositing, probably ... Re: KDE 4.3 freezes too often now
realnc at arcor.de
Mon Aug 17 19:38:23 BST 2009
On 08/17/2009 09:35 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 17 August 2009 19:26:47 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>> Interesting, because (some months back) I have been in the same situation
>>> and tried the SysRq 'magic keys', just in case, but without success.
>> It must be enabled in the kernel configuration. If the file
>> "/proc/sysrq-trigger" doesn't exist, you don't have it enabled.
> In that case I don't have it, and, presumably didn't have it in the distro I
> was using at that time. How common is it for this to be enabled?
No idea. I always built my own kernel in every distro (was the first
thing I did :P)
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