View Full Version : [ubuntu] sysrq doesn't work in X?

November 19th, 2008, 05:21 PM
If I'm in a real console (ctrl+alt+1) I can use sysrq by holding alt, pressing and releasing SysRq, and then typing whatever sysrq commands I want to use while continuing to hold alt.

If I'm in X11 (I'm using wmii as my window manager) SysRq doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried the same sequence as works in the console, as well as holding down sysrq while typing the commands, and the same things while also holding my laptop's "Fn" key, as the "SysRq" label is printed in the function key color on my keyboard.

I'm starting the command sequence with "R", so it should take keyboard input in raw mode, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

any ideas?

I'm trying to figure out while I'm getting occasional kernel panics, but I usually get them from within X, so I want to make sure my SysRq is functional.