[CentOS] GNOME + Firefox - Mouse froze - what key combination to revive?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 02:26:54 UTC 2008


On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Gordon McLellan <gordonthree at gmail.com> wrote:

> Don't forget to enable the featuret... magic sysrq is disabled by default.
>
> quoting from http://aplawrence.com/Words2005/2005_04_13.html:
>
> "To use it, you need to have it enabled in your kernel
> (CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ). It usually is; if you have a file called
> '/proc/sys/kernel/sysrq' you have this. To ENABLE the magic functions,
> you need a "1" in that file. If it has 0, Alt-SysRq just returns you
> to the previous console you were using."
<snip>
Thanks for that information. It happened again, awhile ago. I was
using Gmail online, with Firefox, as I'm now doing, and the mouse just
became inactive. I had to kill the power again, which is a horribly
inelegant way to get out of that.


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