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Take control of keyboard away from the X server

In howto on Feb 18, 2015 by theoryl Tagged: ,

Sometimes X server acts up and the freezes the keyboard inputs. To take control of keyboard away from the frozzen X server, use the key combination: Alt + SysRq + r. Typically the SysRq key is the Print Screen key.

This tip comes from howtogeek. There’s an additional tip from the same page: to cleanly restart the system, press and hold the Alt + SysRq key combination, and type the following keys ‘r e i s u b’ in order, pausing for seconds in between each key.

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