Magic SysRq (was RE: The system takes over)

Basil Hussain basil.hussain at
Tue Dec 3 11:25:00 CST 2002

This came up not so long ago. You can view the thread (albeit short) at:

The advice given was to check if you can change the hot key on the KVM.
Alternatively, buy another KVM... We have a Belkin model that uses the
scroll lock key to access the OSD. No-one ever uses scroll lock, right? :-)


Basil Hussain
Internet Developer, Kodak Weddings
E-Mail: basil.hussain at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at]On Behalf Of Rechenberg, Andrew
> Sent: 03 December 2002 15:27
> To: Swinefurth, Chris; Norman Gaywood; linux-poweredge at
> Subject: Magic SysRq (was RE: The system takes over)
> Speaking of Magic SysRq key sequences, does anyone know how to use them
> with servers connected to a Dell KVM switch?
> According to the manual for the KVM, if you want to do a print screen
> you hit the Print Screen button like 3 or 4 times and then that works.
> Well I think when pressing the Alt key after the third Print Screen
> depress, it resets the KVM buffer and the SysRq sequence doesn't work.
> If anyone could provide information on how to pull this sequence off, it
> would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Andy.
> Andrew Rechenberg
> Infrastructure Team, Sherman Financial Group
> arechenberg at
> Phone: 513.707.3809
> Fax:   513.707.3838

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