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I have a Lenovo T410, and I would like to use the SysRq key, but whenever I press the Alt+SysRq+letter combination, I keep getting the print screen dialog in linux.

Is there a way around this? I have tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+SysRq+letter as well as Fn+Ctrl+Alt+SysRq+letter but to no avail for any of these. Any information to get around this would be great.

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On most laptops (I haven't verified on the T410):

  • Press and hold both Fn and Alt.
  • Press and hold SysRq.
  • Release Fn, and optionally Alt (but keep SysRq down).
  • Press the letter or other key.
  • Release everything and massage your sore fingers.

This holds for desktops as well: you can release Alt after you're holding SysRq, that way you only need to hold two keys at a time.

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In my HP i do: Alt Fn SysRq (release Fn) (release SysRq) (release Alt) – LatinSuD Sep 10 '13 at 11:05

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