summary: console reset

From: John Valdes (
Date: Thu Aug 30 1990 - 13:01:27 CDT

The trick (in our case) to reset the keyboard was to login remotely and run
% kbd_mode -a
This command comes with Xwindows. The command
% setkeys reset
should work for those without Xwindows.

The above brings up the question (to perhaps be discussed elsewhere): lacking
remote access to the affected machine, how would one reset the console? I
guess in this case, power cycling the machine would be the only choice. (Would
L1-A still halt the system if the keyboard has been redefined?)

Thanks to the many who responded (more than 10 in less than 1/2 an hour and
more coming in!)

John Valdes

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