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Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:55 pm
by Tejas_0
austin.texas wrote:TIP: a "hard reboot" is not a good thing. You can try the REISUB method. Hold the ALT and PRINT SCREEN keys down, and enter REISUB on the keyboard. Pause after entering each letter to give the computer time to compute. I remember REISUB as "Reboot Even If System Utterly Borked".
Have no idea where to put this little snippet of information, as it's not really a question, but an answer as to why REISUB sometimes doesn't work. Have not had to deal with this situation in Mint before, but under Petra have had blank, black and pretty coloured screens happen all too often.

On other distros one just holds down Alt+SysRq keys with the right hand, while typing with the left. But here the order in which this is done matters. After a bit of web trawling and trying to REISUB with nothing happening, was able to confirm that screenshots were being taken instead. It is imperative that the Alt key is depressed before pressing the SysRq/Print Scrn key, in order to have a chance of a clean reboot.


Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:35 am
by xenopeek
Though it might not seem obvious, that is the case for all keyboard shortcuts that have a modifier key (e.g., alt, meta, ctrl, shift, super). You always have to depress the modifier key(s) first.


Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:54 pm
by RobertLM78
This is good to know; I hope it helps - I've been having some nasty freeze-ups lately.