I just recently found out a little bit of knowledge that should be WAY more spread. It appears that when a Linux system freezes to death (a situation that’s sadly often if you happen to own things like ATi graphic cards…), you can unfreeze back into the world of the living, without the (hard) reset button! Quoting:
- Hold down the Alt and SysRq (Print Screen) keys.
- While holding those down, type the following in order. Nothing will appear to happen until the last letter is pressed: REISUB
- Watch your computer reboot magically.
Here’s the lengthier explanation. Remember, “Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring” …