Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

Mike Bristow (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 23:50:21 -0000 (GMT)

On 12-Dec-97 Eberhard Burr wrote:
> Still, being left with a dead console is an inconvinient situation,
> especially on an non-networked machine. I'd love to see a possibility
> to at least cleanly unmount all file systems in such cases. I've been
> thinking about using upsd and a switch connected to a free serial
> port...

Or you could plug in elcheapo joystick and run "shutdown -r now" when
both buttons are pressed for more than 5 seconds.

I think there's some software that does this already.

Mike Bristow -
The nice thing about Windows is - It does not just crash, it displays a
dialog box and lets you press 'OK' first.
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