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Re: crash and acpid

On Fri, 10 May 2002 19:40, Alessandro Speranza wrote:
> On Fri, 10 May 2002, Russell Coker wrote:
> > If what you want is a way to recover your machine when an invasive
> > program like an X server hangs then the Secure Attention Keypress may be
> > a better solution.
> >
> > I have the following in my init scripts:
> > echo "control alt keycode 107 = SAK " | loadkeys
> >
> > That makes CTRL-ALT-END be the SAK key-press.  Pressing it tells the
> > kernel to send signal 9 to every process on the current virtual console. 
> > It works well for me when I have X crash (which hasn't happened in 4.1.x
> > as far as I recall).
> The problem is that when it happened yesterday, the keyboard was
> completely frozen and wasn't getting even soft reboot like control alt del

SAK will save you even in situations where C-A-D won't.  C-A-D can be 
intercepted by the X server, almost nothing stops the SAK (although SE Linux 
might ;).

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