Archive for March, 2012

How to use Magic Sysrq on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11

March 2, 2012

The keyboard on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 doesn’t have a Sysrq key anymore. As described at http://forum.notebookreview.com/thinkpad-edge-x1-x100e-x120e-sl-l/579456-no-insert-sysrq-keys-e220s.html#post7505261 there are Fn key combos to still get the functionality of these missing keys:

Fn+B = break
Fn+P = pause
Fn+S = sysrq
Fn+C = ScrLK
Fn+I = insert

To use Magic Sysrq key combos, this worked for me when using Ubuntu 11.04:

Press Alt, press Fn and S, release Fn and S, press the Sysrq command key.

For testing, the “h” command key is nice as it just prints some help text to kernel log. You can see in dmesg whether the key combo worked.