SysReq, Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring

SysRq keyboard key is very magical. You can perform a safe reboot a locked up computer with this key.

To achieve this remember mnemonics: “Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring”

To use SysRq:

  • Press Alt and SysRq (Print Screen) keys at the same time (but do NOT release them)
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: R, wait few seconds
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: E, wait few seconds
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: I, wait few seconds
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: S, wait few seconds
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: U, wait few seconds
  • While holding Alt and SysRq keys down, press the key: B, wait few seconds

Computer will reboot now!

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