Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

Pavel Machek (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 18:06:43 +0100


> > No. For many video cards, there is *NO* single sequence to reset into
> > known state. You have to use different sequence depending on state you
> > are on. And kernel does not know what state hw is in :-(.
> Still, being left with a dead console is an inconvinient situation,
> especially on an non-networked machine. I'd love to see a possibility
> to at least cleanly unmount all file systems in such cases. I've been
> thinking about using upsd and a switch connected to a free serial
> port...

Look at magic sysrq keys in 2.1.X. For me, SysRq-U (also called
Alt-PrintScreen-U) does its best to unmount everything mounted.


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